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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (Extended, 90 credit Diploma, Subsidiary) at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

Extended Diploma (180 credits, 2 years)

Diploma (90 credits, 1 year)

Sub-Diploma (60 credits, 1 year)

What does the subject include?

The course has been structured to provide a good blend of academic rigor and practical skills. Previous students have either progressed from the course into employment or chosen to continue their studies at university.

The course consists of the following units:

 

·         Mathematics for Engineers (x2)

·         Mechanical Principles and Applications (x2)

·         Electrical and Electronic Principles / Devices and circuits (x2)

·         Health and Safety

·         Fabrication Processes and Technology

·         Welding Technology

·         Electrical Technology

·         Principles and Application of Thermodynamics

·         Principles and Operation of 3-phase systems / Motors and Drives (x2)

 

Students on the Extended Diploma also undertake an Engineering Project and Communications module in their second year. This is an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate the academic and practical skills acquired during the course, and an imaginative and successful project will invariably enhance a student’s job application or UCAS personal statement (if choosing to apply for university).

Examples of projects currently being developed by second-year students include:

·         Design and construction of a pulse jet

·         Design and construction of a motorcycle paddock stand

·         Designing and building an audio amplifier

·         Designing and building a set of front wheels for a scale-model            
          traction engine

You are appointed a Learning Coach for the duration of the course.

As described above, the course is modular, consisting of 17 units (6 mandatory). To achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma requires the successful completion of 17 units over a 2-year period. However, it is also possible to achieve a Diploma or Sub-Diploma qualification in just one year.

Is this course for me?

If you have a keen interest in how things work - and you enjoy building and fixing things – then you will almost certainly enjoy this course!

You will also need a good level of mathematical ability (GCSE Mathematics at minimum grade C – preferably on the Higher paper).

All BTEC Level 3 Engineering courses run over a 36 week academic year. The Extended Diploma is a two-year course; the Diploma and Sub-Diploma are both one-year courses. All students are required to attend college for approximately 18 hours per week (currently spread over 3 days).

 

 

Course content

Extended Diploma (180 credits, 2 years)

Diploma (90 credits, 1 year)

Sub-Diploma (60 credits, 1 year)

What does the subject include?

The course has been structured to provide a good blend of academic rigor and practical skills. Previous students have either progressed from the course into employment or chosen to continue their studies at university.

The course consists of the following units:

 

·         Mathematics for Engineers (x2)

·         Mechanical Principles and Applications (x2)

·         Electrical and Electronic Principles / Devices and circuits (x2)

·         Health and Safety

·         Fabrication Processes and Technology

·         Welding Technology

·         Electrical Technology

·         Principles and Application of Thermodynamics

·         Principles and Operation of 3-phase systems / Motors and Drives (x2)

Students on the Extended Diploma also undertake an Engineering Project and Communications module in their second year. This is an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate the academic and practical skills acquired during the course, and an imaginative and successful project will invariably enhance a student’s job application or UCAS personal statement (if choosing to apply for university).

Examples of projects currently being developed by second-year students include:

·         Design and construction of a pulse jet

·         Design and construction of a motorcycle paddock stand

·         Designing and building an audio amplifier

·         Designing and building a set of front wheels for a scale-model            
          traction engine

You are appointed a Learning Coach for the duration of the course.

As described above, the course is modular, consisting of 17 units (6 mandatory). To achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma requires the successful completion of 17 units over a 2-year period. However, it is also possible to achieve a Diploma or Sub-Diploma qualification in just one year.

Is this course for me?

If you have a keen interest in how things work - and you enjoy building and fixing things – then you will almost certainly enjoy this course!

You will also need a good level of mathematical ability (GCSE Mathematics at minimum grade C – preferably on the Higher paper).

All BTEC Level 3 Engineering courses run over a 36 week academic year. The Extended Diploma is a two-year course; the Diploma and Sub-Diploma are both one-year courses. All students are required to attend college for approximately 18 hours per week (currently spread over 3 days).

 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements for the course are:

·         5 GCSEs at minimum grade C (including Mathematics, English Language and Science)

or

·         Level 2 Higher Diploma in Engineering.

Successful college interview.

Assessment

Successfully completing the course will lead to the award of a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. Depending upon the unit grades achieved, this is equivalent to 3 GCE A levels.

Full details of BTEC award / A level equivalence may be found at:

http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/explore-your-options/entry-requirements/tariff-tables#

Financial information

Please contact our Student Finance Officer - Penny Jones - on 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

You will be well prepared for a variety of interesting and responsible jobs.  You can also progress to High Education.

If you have any further questions, or would like to visit the Engineering department at Walford, please contact 01939 262100.

Further information

For further information on this course please contact the Walford Campus direct on 01939 262100.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2015
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