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Mechanical Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Burnley College

Course description

This course offers a wide range of units that cover many aspects of Engineering with a leaning towards the theoretical aspects of the subject. Students will also gain experience in practical activities including Welding and Fabrication, Machining and Technical Drawing in the Centre of Engineering Excellence.

Core units include: Health & Safety, Mechanical Principles and Applications, Communications for Technicians, and Mathematics. Additional units include: Fluid Mechanics, Fabrication Processes, Engineering Design.

Students have access to the ALZ which contains industry standard digital engineering reference databases and CAD software. There are numerous state-of-the-art engineering workshops, including specialist areas for welding and fabrication, CAD suite, composites room with Autoclave, machine shop and a maintenance area.

The College has excellent links with industry professionals and engineering companies in the North West. Students will be taught by Lecturers and Trainer Assessors with years of industry experience and backgrounds in many aspects of engineering including CAD/Design, CNC machining and welding and fabrication.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics (if English Language has not been obtained to a grade C you will be required to re-sit it alongside the course) OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with a Merit grade or above and a GCSE grade C in Mathematics.


Assessment is via assignments and observed practical tasks in the workshop and presentations. There are no timed examinations.

Future opportunities

A university programme and subsequently careers in specialist areas, such as Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace or Motorsport Engineering, Computer Aided Engineering and Product Design. A large number of our students gain apprenticeships with many of the local Engineering firms with which the College has links.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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