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Engineering - BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

The Level 3 Diplomas are academic based Engineering courses designed to give you the necessary knowledge, understanding and abilities that you need for a career in advanced level engineering. The cutting edge programme is exciting and rewarding with a strong vocational focus. It offers students a superb alternative to studying traditional A-levels with progression to University level study in a wide variety of engineering fields. The Extended Diploma is offered as a further year of study.

Course content

The 90-credit Diploma and Extended Diploma consist of a number of core and specialist units. The combination of units studied may vary but include: Core Units: • Health & Safety • Communications for Engineers • Project (double unit) • Mathematics for Engineers • Mechanical Principals • Electronic & Electrical Principals Specialist Units: • Computer Aided Design (CAD) • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) • Design • Materials • Programmable Logic Controllers • Microprocessor Systems • Electronic Circuit Design & Manufacture • Telecommunications • Commercial Aspects of Engineering • Electro, Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems • Mechanical Applications 

Taught sessions consist of a range of student centred theoretical and practical activities contextualised to the engineering environment and with a strong emphasis on independent discovery learning and team building. 

Entry requirements

This qualification is equivalent to three A-Levels therefore, applicants should achieve the following; 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including Mathematics, English Language and Science.



The programme is internally assessed through a series of assignments. Assignment methods vary but include worked answers to questions, written reports, practical assessments, logbooks, video, project work and presentations.                                        


Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

Relevant employment in the Engineering field including higher
apprenticeships, on-the-job training or employment. Following
progression to the Extended Diploma is a range of Engineering and
Technology based subjects at HND or University Degree.

Further information

The Engineering department is fully equipped with superb facilities and
resources to support your studies. This includes the latest CAD/CAM
hardware such as 3D printers, laser and plasma cutters and CNC
lathes/mills supported by industry grade software applications.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 March 2016
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