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Mechanical Engineering Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

You will study 18 subjects to give you a good grounding in the basics of engineering as well as specialist knowledge of particular areas of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering. You will be able to select some of the units in your second year so that you can specialize in the areas you are interested in. This is a technical course, so you will learn all about engineering processes, theory and systems as well as developing an appreciation of practical engineering skills as part of your course.

The first year of your course will include the following units:
• Health, Safety in the Engineering Workplace
• Communications for Engineering Technicians
• Engineering Project
• Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
• Mechanical Principles and Applications
• Electrical & Electronic Principles
BTEC Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
You need Either, A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C or higher in relevant subjects which must include mathematics, science and English language Or A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Formerly BTEC First Diploma) at Merit level.
Having completed the course, you will be well prepared to progress into higher education to study an honors degree in electrical, electronic or mechanical engineering at university. If you prefer to move into employment, you will be well placed to join an engineering company where you may have the chance to further your studies by studying a Foundation Degree alongside your work. You could also join an advanced apprenticeship in engineering to work towards becoming an engineering technician.
As part of your course, you will visit engineering companies to find out more about real-life engineering in a range of settings. There may also be opportunities to undertake work experience as part of the course.

The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.

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BCPENGL3 Full-time Bicester


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Start Date :

Monday 10 September 2018

End Date :

Friday 26 June 2020
2 Years

Please note – Fees may be subject to change


case study

Returning to study has not only given Ian Davidson a new qualification, but a new-found confidence which is setting him on a path to success.

Having left school at 16 with just a handful of GCSEs, Ian started out on a mechanical apprenticeship before spending around 13 years working as a mechanic for car dealerships.  Read more about Ian's story.

“My dad and I have always watched formula one on television and I have followed motorsport since I was a child, so it was always an interest of mine.

“My sister was already studying at the Banbury campus, so I came along to an open event at Bicester and liked what I saw. I took the extended diploma before moving onto the apprenticeship. The course was very hands on and it helps when the tutors are so enthusiastic about their subject.'

Read more about Jamie's course.

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