You will study many aspects of engineering, which relate to the design of products and the way industry works. This will give you a good grounding in the following mandatory units (units that you must take).
- Interpreting and Using Engineering Information – This unit aims to give you the knowledge and skills needed to use engineering information such as drawings and working instructions to carry out manufacturing or engineering process operations.
- Mathematics for Engineering Technicians – Here you will learn the underpinning knowledge and have the opportunity to solve engineering problems using mathematical techniques.
- The Engineered World – The unit will introduce you to some of the key engineering sectors, as well as a variety of products associated with them.
- Investigating an Engineered Product – You will investigate how products can be manufactured to the same standards.
Plus you will take the following optional units:
- Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering – Here you will explore the scientific concepts and principles associated with electrical and mechanical engineering.
- Machining Techniques – Here you will explore, select and use appropriate secondary machining techniques to remove metal.
- Welding – This unit teaches you the skills you need to safely carry out a range of welding techniques. You will also test welded joints for defects and irregularities.
- Electronic Circuit Design and Construction – Here you will learn to select electronic components for a given function, read circuit diagrams and construct simple electronic subjects.
- Health and Safety in Engineering – This unit aims to give you an understanding of statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements to enable you to work safely, efficiently in engineering.