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This course takes a selection of units from two qualifications. The BTEC first Diploma in Engineering is the main qualification being achieved through this programme. The BTEC First Diploma in Engineering - consists of 4 mandatory units and a selection of optional units. The optional units may vary year on year depending on demand and availability of resources and we cannot guarantee specific units. In some cases we may be able to offer additional units. The mandatory units are: 1. Working Practice in Engineering The ability to work safely in an environment is essential for the well-being of self and others. The aim of this unit is to deal with the essential working practices of engineering to ensure that learners appreciate potential hazards. This way, learners can enjoy all the challenges that an engineering profession can offer without undue fear for their own safety or for that of others. 2. Using and Interpreting Engineering Information The ability to access and use information is probably one of the most critical skills required in engineering. This unit will enable learners to understand how to make effective use of textual, numeric and graphical information when working with engineering drawings, technical manuals, reference tables, specifications, charts or electronic displays, in accordance with approved procedures. Learners will consider how best to extract information from engineering drawings and related documents and also how to use drawings and related documentation to establish the work that needs to be done, carry out the work requirements and check their own work output. 3. Applied Electrical and Mechanical Science for Technicians The aim of this unit is to provide a foundation of the scientific concepts and principles associated with electrical and mechanical engineering. The usefulness of these concepts and principles can then be seen by applying them to real engineering situations and problems. 4. Mathematics for Engineering Technicians Engineers solve problems, many of which require the use of mathematical formulae and equations. This unit is designed to provide the learner with the underpinning knowledge to solve such problems. Scientific principles such as Ohm''s Law and Newton''s Laws of Motion can all be described by algebraic equations. The selection of optional units most likely to be delivered on this course includes; 8. Selecting Engineering Materials Engineering technicians need to be able to identify the materials that are specified on engineering drawings, production plans and servicing schedules. Some materials such as copper and lead have a distinctive appearance but others are not so easy to tell apart. This is particularly true to the different grades of steel, brass and aluminium alloys. Very often, a technician has to select raw materials in the form of wire, bars, sheet metal and plate from stores and also components such as rivets, nuts and bolts. It is essential to select the correct material if a product or a replaced component is to be fit for its intended purpose. The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with an understanding of a range of common materials encountered in engineering, their properties, uses and availability. 9. Engineering Assembly Techniques The practice of engineering is dependent on the arrangement of components and assemblies to carry out specific design functions. This unit aims to give learners the necessary skills and knowledge to use tools to carry out a range of relevant assembly methods and techniques on engineering equipment. For example the assembly/sub assembly and fitting of mechanical, electrical/electronic, fluid power and pipe work components or systems in accordance with approved procedures. 10. Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) is used extensively throughout the engineering industry as a means of communicating drawing data to required standards. Two and Three-Dimensional representations of com

This course takes a selection of units from two qualifications. The BTEC first Diploma in Engineering is the main qualification being achieved through this programme. The BTEC First Diploma in Engineering - consists of 4 mandatory units and a selection of optional units. The optional units may vary year on year depending on demand and availability of resources and we cannot guarantee specific...

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