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Extended Engineering (Level 3 Diploma)

Pearson-BTEC
Engineering

Course Overview

Studying Engineering will provide you with the opportunity to gain well-paid, prestigious employment, equipped with skills recognised around the world. Engineering is recognised as critical for the development of a knowledge economy. BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Engineering (601/7591/6)Equivalent in size to 1.5 A Levels. 7 modules including External assessment. This qualification has been designed as a one-year, full-time course that supports progression to an apprenticeship in engineering or to a further year of study at Level 3. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering (601/7588/6)Equivalent in size to three A Levels. 15 modules including External assessment. This qualification has been designed as a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners wanting to progress to employment in engineering. Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of content focused on electrical/electronic and mechanical disciplines. Progression could be either directly to employment in Level 3 job roles, higher apprenticeship programmes or other appropriate higher education courses in engineering.
  • Start Date
    6 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    35 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road
  • Course Code
    Foundation Dip : 601/7591/6 Extended Dip: 601/7588/6

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Engineering
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
  • Dates 06/09/2021 - 16/06/2023
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Course Modules

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
  • A Specialist Engineering Project
  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Analogue Electronic Circuits
  • Electronic Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials
  • Static Mechanical Principles in Practice
  • Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Engineering; OR 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include Maths

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) to include Maths; OR Leaving Cert Applied – Merit.

Work Placement

In Previous years students were offered work placement during the summer weeks through a Sentinus programme. This was not part of the Level 3 course, but only for student benefit.

What's Next?

Further Study

This course will prepare you for entry into the Engineering industry as engineering technicians, or for entry into Higher Education to undertake Degree level studies. Areas of higher study may include: Mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Electronics and Computing and Agricultural Engineering. These courses are available at various Universities including Ulster University, Queen’s University, Belfast, and at Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Another main route includes foundation degree programmes at the NWRC which allows access to the above courses at university (year 2 entry)

Career Prospects

This qualification has been designed as a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners wanting to progress to employment in engineering. Learners gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of content focused on electrical/electronic and mechanical disciplines, for example electrical machines and maintenance of mechanical systems. Progression could be either directly to employment in Level 3 job roles or via higher apprenticeship programmes.

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