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Manufacturing Engineering (Level 3 National Extended 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 Extended Diploma in Manufacturing 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. The qualification specialises in design and manufacturing engineering and learners will gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of content focused on the design and manufacturing of electrical/electronic and mechanical systems. Learners will also benefit from close collaboration with the Product Design Centre in Greystones which is a state-of-the-art facility, equipped with the latest additive and subtractive technology, as well as an electronics laboratory. 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
    34 Weeks
  • Campus
    Greystone
  • Course Code
    Extended Diploma 601/7589/8

Available Sessions

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

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Greystone
  • Dates 06/09/2021 - 16/06/2023
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Course Modules

  • Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes
  • Manufacturing Primary Forming Processes
  • 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
  • Modern Manufacturing Systems
  • Further Mathematics
  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering
  • Electronic Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing and Planning
  • Manufacturing CNC Machining Processes
  • Additive Manufacturing Processes
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Fabrication Manufacturing Processes
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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

UK Level 2 Diploma in Engineering; OR 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: Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, 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 the design and manufacture of electrical/electronic and mechanical systems, for example electronic PCB design & manufacture and manufacturing CNC machining processes. Progression could be either directly to employment in Level 3 job roles or via higher apprenticeship programmes.

Enquiry

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    NWRC is a great place to learn. The NWRCSU is run by students, for students. We will do our upmost to ensure that the student voice is strong in the College and that your views are being heard right at the very top. Let us all work together so that every student feels that they belong to the college
    Eamonn Kelly
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    I now have the opportunity to progress to University and achieve my chosen degree in only two years due to the preparation I received here at NWRC.
    Jordan Downey

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