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Mechanical Engineering EDEXCEL Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

Year 1 Units

• Health and Safety in the Workplace 
• Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
• Mechanical Principles and Applications
• Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
• Engineering Drawing for Technicians
• Electro, Pneumatics & Hydraulics
• Engineering Secondary & Finishing Technique
• Electronic Principles
• Fabrication Processes and Technology

Year 2 Units

• Engineering Project
• Communications for Engineering Technicians
• Further Mechanical Principles and Applications
• Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics Engineering
• Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering
• Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
• Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
• Engineering Design

Entry requirements


4 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English, Maths and Science 


a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements 

plus interview and appropriate reference


1st year is written and practical course-work based with no on-line exams

Future opportunities

After 1 year you can achieve a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Some students will seek employment but most will apply for the Extended Diploma course (below). 

After 2 years you can achieve a BTEC Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses in a variety of engineering disciplines, such as Production Engineering, Computer Aided Design and/or Manufacture, Structural Engineering, Corrosion Engineering, or enter the Oil, Gas or Petroleum Industry etc. You could also apply for the part time HNC at Northbrook College.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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