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BTEC Diploma In Engineering (Double Engineering) at Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

Course description

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in EngineeringAlso known as 'Double Engineering' - this course is equivalent to two A-LevelsThe units give a broad knowledge and skills grounding that relate to a wide range of engineering specialisms. The units interlink and a lesson may cover three or four different units, allowing a deeper understanding to be reached. Six units will be taken in the first half of this qualification, with a further five being taken in the second half. Wherever possible, students learn through practical tasks, assignments and projects.Possible AS units:Mechanical Principals - understand simple systems mechanics found in machinery, equipment and products. Electrical and Electronic Principles- provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals as purely mechanical or electrical/electronic devices are unusual.Computer Aided Drafting - drawings are the language of engineering so it is vitally important to create 3D drawings of components and assemblies to a good standard. This unit shows you how.Computer Aided Manufacture CAD work will be converted into manufactured products using CNC lathes and milling machines. Wider learning looks at manufacturing systems and how processes fit into a production operation. Health & Safety and Maths Units- absolute essentials in any engineering workplace.Possible A2 units:Communications - increase understanding of methods that accurately pass on information and put them into practice in an engineering contextMeasurement and Inspection - an insight into how accuracy and consistency are essential in manufacturing; the starting point will be checking practicals from other units. Materials testing and experiments will give first-hand experience of the behaviour of metals and plastics providing the ability to select appropriate materials for a particular purpose.Design- understand fully how an initial idea is developed into a final design solution. This unit pulls together knowledge and skills gained in other units.Project demonstrate knowledge and skills gained throughout the BTEC qualification. Our Industrial Sponsors and partner organisations will provide real scenarios and problems that need solutions.

Entry requirements

If taken alongside a non-science subject, the requirements are 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English, Mathematics and two science subjects. If taken alongside a science subject the requirements are 5 A*-B grades at GCSE including Mathematics and two science subjects. C grade at GCSE English will be accepted in this case. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy directly.

Last updated date: 22 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 years