Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (RQF)

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Uel.Little@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 15
Course Coordinator: Uwe.Klein@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 10
Course Coordinator: Brian.McIlduff@swc.ac.uk

Description

The BTEC Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding required for success in a range of mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering occupations. The qualification is also suitable for learners who have not yet decided on a particular engineering specialism and who wish to gain a broader understanding of engineering.

Additional Information

Students will be given the opportunity to learn about the many different roles available in the engineering industry through site visits and engineering talks from high calibre industry leaders.

Course Content

Students will gain a foundation in the core disciplines of mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering. College facilities, such as the new state-of-the-art Idea Centre with 3D printers and the latest protyping technology, provide an opportunity for project-based learning. With a fully equipped Robotics Lab, Hydraulics/Pneumatics lab and Workshop with the latest cutting-edge technology, students will gain an understanding of industry standard equipment.

Optional Modules

Engineering Drawing for Technicians;

  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials;
  • Application of Electronic Devices or Manufacturing Planning
  • Computer Aided Drafting;
  • Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques and Processes;
  • Selecting and Using Programmable Logic Controllers;
  • Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians;
  • Industrial Robot Technology;
  • Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering;
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices;
  • Fabrication Processes and Technology

    Assessment Method

    Projects and coursework assignments will offer opportunities to achieve Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria, and will be tracked though the year to form a final grade, giving UCAS points in the same way as A Level grades.

    Progression Opportunities

    This qualification is equivalent to three A Levels and upon completion learners can choose to progress to Higher Education (Foundation Degree or Honours Degree courses) in areas such as: Mechanical Engineering; Electrical/Electronic Engineering; Mechatronic Engineering; Computer Science; Alternatively, learners may wish to seek direct employment or progress to employment through the Higher Level Apprenticeship route (HLA) . Common areas of employment include CAD Draughtsperson and Engineering Technician. SWC specifically offers part-time and full-time Foundation Degrees and HLA’S in Manufacture and Mechatronics as progression routes from the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. SWC also offers a level 6 Honours Degree in Engineering as progression, on successful completion of the Foundation Degree.

  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grades A*-C including Mathematics or BTEC Level 3 Certificate in a related subject (Merit or Distinction grade) with Essential Skills Numeracy and Literacy at Level 2. Entry is subject to a successful interview.