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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Essential requirement are student's ability, enthusiasm, initiative and drive to obtain a valuable qualification in order to progress in life. Academically a student must have obtained: 5 GCSE passes at grades A, B or C (including English, Mathematics and a Science) Mature students without entry qualifications, but with the relevant experience, may be admitted to the course, subject to successful interview. Progression This is an advanced level course equivalent to 3.5 A levels. Successful students can train, for example, as engineering technicians or progress to our own higher education courses. The Course The Diploma is a practical course designed for you if you have a broad interest and enthusiasm for Engineering. It covers all you need to know about engineering at the level you're studying. It will open up the ideas and concepts behind engineering, and how they impact on our world. You'll look at key engineering principles such as design, materials, electronic systems, maintenance and manufacturing. And think about what makes ideas succeed, from the first sketch to the finished product or system. The Diploma consists of three components: Principal learning Generic learning (functional skills, personal, learning and thinking skills, a project and work experience) Additional/Specialist learning The Principal learning that develops the knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to your chosen Diploma subject contains the following units (all compulsory): Unit 1 Investigating Engineering Business and the Environment External assessment Unit 2 Applications of Computer Aided Designing Internal assessment Unit 3 Selection and Application of Engineering Materials Internal assessment Unit 4 Instrumentation and Control Engineering Internal assessment Unit 5 Maintaining Engineering Plant, Equipment and Systems Internal assessment Unit 6 Investigating Modern Manufacturing Techniques Internal assessment Unit 7 Innovative Design and Enterprise Internal assessment Unit 8 Mathematical Techniques and Applications External assessment Unit 9 Principles and Applications of Engineering Science Internal assessment The Additional/Specialist learning allows you to tailor your programme to your own interests and aspirations and it consists of accredited qualifications at the same level as, or one level above, the Diploma. The additional learning is intended to broaden the learning experience by including qualifications from other sectors and the specialist learning is intended to allow learners to specialise further in the sector by undertaking qualifications from the same sector as the Diploma. The Additional/Specialist learning and Project work for the Engineering Diploma will take place in a variety of locations in conjunction with the programme partners. HOW WILL I LEARN? The equivalent of about three days a week is spent on the course. The College day is usually from 9am until 4.30pm. There is a balanced programme of lectures, directed private study, laboratory practical work, assignments and industrial visits. Previous visits have included Southampton Boat Show and Honda. In addition to technical subjects, personal and interpersonal skills are developed and assessed as an integral part of the course as well as the three Key Skills, Information Communication Technology, Application of Number and Communication. Continuous assessment of performance is carried out by means of tests, class and laboratory work and assignments. All modules are formally assessed and final grades are subject to moderation by the course team and a representative from BTEC. Type of Study :: Course Duration :: Course reference number :: Start Date :: Tutorial Fees :: Material Fees :: Exam Fees full time 2 years EN777 September 2010 TBC TBC TBC

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Essential requirement are student's ability, enthusiasm, initiative and drive to obtain a valuable qualification in order to progress in life. Academically a student must have obtained: 5 GCSE passes at grades A, B or C (including English, Mathematics and a Science) Mature students without entry qualifications, but with the relevant experience, may be admitted to the course,...

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