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Manufacturing Engineering - Level 3 Extended Diploma at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Engineers are some of the world’s greatest innovators. Thinking about industrial problems, exploring these challenges and creating viable solutions are what engineers do. This requires creative individuals who can put their ideas into practice. Engineers who specialise in manufacturing concentrate on the logical processes required to take a product from concept, into design, production and continuous development. They may design products, or the machines and systems that will produce them on a large scale. These products may be small items, such as simple food packaging or containers, or large machines and vehicles. This course will prepare you for work as an engineer, apprentice, or for further study at university. The course is modular based and will allow the students to explore new and existing technologies with a mixture of theoretical and practical skills developed to enhance the student experience. Students will also experience the new STEM centre with additional training adding further employability skills to your CV including Health and Safety in practice, risk assessments, work permits, working at height, working in confined spaces, manual handling and 1st aid at work and more specialist training in year 2 in a real working environment of STEM.

Course content

Mandatory Modules: Health and Safety, Mechanical Principles, Mathematics for Technicians, Engineering project, Communications for Technicians, Additional modules: Engineering materials, Computer Aided Drafting, Secondary machining techniques, Primary Forming, Engineering Drawing, Six Sigma quality, Further Maths for Technicians, Engineering Design, Computer aided manufacturing, Applications of Computer numerical control, Manufacture of composite materials

Entry requirements

Students must have 4 GCSE grades at C or above including Maths, English, Science and one other plus successful completion of the 90 credit Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


All assessments are by way of internally set assignments or time constrained tests per module

Future opportunities

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. Level 4 HNC in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering dependent on the level of achievement and following an interview. Advanced Apprenticeships will be advertised throughout the programme and students may apply for the opportunity to become an apprentice technician or engineer. Many students choose to study a Degree in either Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Manufacturing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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