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Engineering (Design Engineering) Level 3 at Bury St Edmunds County Upper School

Course description

This qualification could provide entry to employment through a higher or advanced apprenticeship in the engineering sector. Examples of potential career opportunities are
design engineer, development engineer, ergonomist, research and development engineer, product development engineer, product design engineer, integrated circuit design engineer.

This qualification could also form part of an application to a Further or Higher Education course in Engineering. It is also approved by the Engineering Council as contributing to the requirements for professional registration as an engineering technician.

Course content

This qualification will give students the opportunity to develop deep and broad design skills and the ability to apply them to an engineering sub-sector of their choice. A career in engineering will require people to demonstrate that they are good at problem-solving and generating new ideas. At the heart of this qualification are the skills and competencies that will set young people up for careers in engineering and associated sectors.

Entry requirements

Students  who  wish  to  study  GCE  Advanced  level  courses  are  required  to  have  passed  at  least  five  GCSE  or  equivalent  level  two  courses  at  grades  5-9  including  a  minimum  of  grade 5 in the subjects they wish to study.  Most students attempting A level courses will have  more  than  this  minimum.  In  subjects  not  taught  at  GCSE  a  5  in  a  related  subject  is required (for example, a 5/6 in English would enable a student to study Politics).


1. Materials technology and science
*Written examination 12.5%
2. Mechanical systems
Externally set and marked
assignment 12.5%
3. Mathematics for engineers
*Written examination 12.5%
4. Engineering design
Internal assessment 12.5%
5. Production and manufacturing
Internal assessment 12.5%
6. Design visualisation
Internal assessment 12.5%
7. Advanced design for manufacture
Internal assessment12.5%
8. Design engineer project management
Internal assessment 12.5%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bury St Edmunds County Upper School directly.

Last updated date: 15 January 2018
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