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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at Bournville College

Course description

From the minute we awake to an alarm clock, to the music we listen to, the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the transportation we use, the roads and bridges we use, and the buildings we all inhabit; every aspect of our daily life involves engineering in some form. Engineers are the inventors and problem-solvers of our everyday world, they shape our society and they influence and develop the environment and technology of our future.

Course content

In Year 1, the units covered are:
Unit 1 Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
Unit 4 Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
Unit 5 Mechanical Principles and Applications
Unit 6 Electrical and Electronic Principles
Unit 7 Business Operations in Engineering
Unit 8 Engineering Design
Unit 10 Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
Unit 34 Electronic Circuit Design and Manufacture
Unit 35 Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits

In Year 2, the units covered are:
Unit Communications for Engineering Technicians
Unit 3 Engineering Project
Unit 9 Commercial Aspects of Engineering Organisations
Unit 28 Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
Unit 51 Electrical Technology
Unit 57 Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics
Unit 60 Electronic Fault Finding
Unit 64 Further Electrical Principles

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C, including Maths, English Language and either Double Award Science or a Merit or above Level 2 BTEC First Extended Certificate in Engineering.

All students will also be required to attend and satisfactorily complete a formal induction period.


This course is assessed through a range of activities such as assignments, projects, presentations, teamwork and practical activities. Assessment is continuous throughout the course.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete this programme will be eligible to apply for Higher Education programmes such as a higher apprenticeship, a HNC/HND, Foundation Degree, or Undergraduate Degree. Alternatively, students can progress onto employment.

Further information

If you are interested in studying this course please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016
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