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Engineering (Manufacturing) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Harlow College

Course description

This course will help you to learn how to design and create objects and will give you a broad understanding of the huge possibilities within the engineering industry.

Course content

Core modules

Proposed Year 1 units:

  • Maths – Mandatory
  • Properties of materials
  • Manufacturing planning
  • CAD
  • Communications - Mandatory
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Health & Safety - Mandatory
  • Secondary Processes
  • Structure and properties of metals

Proposed Year 2 units:

  • Engineering Project
  • Further Maths
  • Production System and Design
  • Quality and Business Improvement
  • Primary forming processes
  • Mechanical and thermal treatment of metals
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering project
  • Electrical and electronic principles

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C. Must have Maths at GCSE grade C or above. Or a Merit from the Level 2 Certificate in Engineering course.


Assignments that involve a range of assessment methods such as:

  • Completion of daily and individual targets
  • Written presentations & coursework
  • Observational analysis
  • Individual and group tasks
  • Verbal presentations Investigations
  • Design and CAD work
  • Engineering project

Financial information

USB memory stick, stationery and materials, calculator.

Future opportunities

Higher education or specialise in marine, motor sports, civil engineering, mechanical, aerospace, manufacturing engineering or sectors of employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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