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Mechanical Engineering at Grimsby Institute

Course description

The Mechanical Engineering sector is a large industry that is set to keep growing. The need for skilled Engineers is currently high and analysis by the Royal Academy of Engineering suggests Britain will need more than a million new Engineers and  Technicians by 2020.

Learners who train at the Institute are going to benefit in the years to come in the Chemical, Petro-chemical, Pharmaceutical and Food sectors in our region.

Course content

In Mechanical Engineering learners will cover practical aspects such as using lathes and milling machines and hand forging as well as the very important theory including Maths for Technicians and Engineering Drawing.

Learners will also produce and forge articles using hand tools as well as the machinery.

Mechanical Engineers make and design components for machinery and maintain machinery and this is reflected in the course.

Work related acivtity will be available for learners to put what they have learned into practice.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual's previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process.

The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.

Entry Level 3 Programmes

No formal entry qualifications but subject to approval from the Foundation Learning Assessment Team.
 

Level 1 Programmes

GCSEs grade E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates.
 

Level 2 Programmes

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.
 

Level 3 Programmes

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 2 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2.

Future opportunities

If you are considering going to university after you have completed a Level 3 qualification you could choose to study at the Univeristy Centre Grimsby in a wide choice of areas such as Refrigeration & Air Conditioning at Degree level or even choose to study for a HNC or HND in Mechanical Engineering.

The Humber Bank is also about to become the centre of a major development, the Humber Gateway, a £700m offshore wind turbine development, including manufacture, installation, operations and maintenance that will potentially provide thousands of job opportunities both during its construction and for long-term careers once it’s completed.

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Wind Turbine Operator
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Project Controller

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grimsby Institute directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016

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