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Electrical/Electronic Engineering Level 3 Diploma at New College Durham

Course description

This is a work related qualification designed to offer you the choice of routes into higher education or employment in the engineering sector.  It will give you a broad based introduction to your chosen career. The BTEC National programme is designed as a full-time, two year course, which will enable students to study towards a technician qualification which is recognised throughout the engineering industry.

Course content

The modules you will study include 5 core units: • 

  • Health and Safety in the engineering workplace • 
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians • 
  • Engineering Project
  • •Mathematics for Engineering Technicians • 
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles.

Plus 6 specialist units • 

  • Further mathematics for technicians • 
  • Further electronics • 
  • Electronics • 
  • Microelectronics • 
  • Electronic computer-aided design and analysis
  • Further electrical principles

Plus six further units to be determined in each year (optional). As well as this main qualification you will also have the opportunity to study for a short engineering related qualification. 

You will also receive a weekly tutorial, take part in course enrichment activities and study one Functional Skill at your appropriate level in either Application of Number, Communication or Information Technology. A range of assessment methods will be used that may include projects, assignments, case studies and written assessments.  However, the emphasis is on coursework rather than examinations.

Entry requirements

For the Level 3 Diploma a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above (including English, Maths and Science). The BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Engineering maybe accepted at Merit level or above. Mature applicants will be interviewed. A BKSB Assessment in Numeracy and Literacy will be held during the induction period.

Future opportunities

These qualifications allow you to progress onto higher education courses such as BTEC Higher National Certificate/Diploma or a Degree.


Related careers
Electrical engineer Electrical engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.
Electronics engineer Electronics engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electronic motors, communications systems, microwave systems, and other electronic equipment.
Electrical or electronics technician Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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