Engineering and Manufacturing

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Level 3

Course overview

Are you a natural problem solver who likes fixing things? Do you have a mechanical mind? Are you curious about how things work?

All level 3 Diplomas in Engineering are two year part-time courses designed for men and women who are working, or wish to work, in the engineering industry as engineering technicians. Subject to numbers, both qualifications may be offered as an evening class over 3 years.

Year 1:
Communication for Technicians
Engineering Primary Forming Processes
Mechanical Principles and Applications
Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
Mathematics for Technicians
Computer Numerical Control of Machine Tools

Year 2:
Business Systems for Technicians
Engineering Drawing for Technicians
Further Mechanical Principles and Applications (Mechanical option)
Electro, Pneumatic & Hydraulic Systems & Devices

Entry requirements

GCSE/GCE at grades A, B or C which should include mathematics, and preferably physics or science, English language and engineering drawing.
BTEC First Certificate award/level 2 extended certificate

Consideration will also be given for previous attainment, maturity and experience.

How will I be assessed?

Internal assessment is on a continuous basis by means of assignments or open book tests.

What can I do next

Completion of this qualification will open many progression routes, including courses such as: HNC in Mechanical Engineering,
HNC in Manufacturing, 
FD in Manufacturing, 
FD in Mechanical Engineering.
You could also consider employment or an apprenticeship.