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Engineering Level 3 BTEC National Diploma at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The course for you if ...

You want to build a greater foundation of knowledge in engineering, developing your skills in electrical, electronic and mechanical principles.

Course content

This course develops your project management capabilities whilst deepening your knowledge of a broad range of electrical and mechanical principles and engineering design techniques.

Areas of study include: Health and safety; Mathematics for technicians; Electrical and electronic principles; Mechanical principles and applications; Features and applications of electrical machines; Properties and applications of engineering materials; Applications of mechanical systems in engineering; Engineering drawing for technicians; Applications of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) in engineering; Mechanical measurement and inspection techniques; and an Engineering project.

You will be working in excellent facilities, using industry-standard equipment safely and will be taught by engineers with vast industrial experience and close relationships with some of the region’s largest engineering employers.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths, English and Science; or BTEC First Diploma or equivalent, with evidence of good Mathematics progress. An interview with a course tutor is also required.


Assessment is by coursework and practical assignments.

Future opportunities

The Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering course allows you to gain essential employability skills, valued by employers and training agencies alike. You may be able to progress onto further Level 3 qualifications or pursue an apprenticeship with an employer. This course gives you the essential practical knowledge to progress in your engineering career.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 March 2016

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