Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 2 year 3 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course has been designed for people who are looking for a career in engineering, an engineering apprenticeship or who would like to progress to studying engineering within higher education.

You will need a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade 5 or above, including Math's and English.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire As part of the course, it is expected that you will provide your own stationery including: pens, pencils, paper, scientific calculator and ring binder. You will also be given an order form for the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Any other specialist equipment will be provided by the college as required. As part of the programme, you will be given the opportunity to take part in educational trips and visits to Higher Education establishments and engineering facilities, which may require some cost.

The course has been designed to offer learners a range of theoretical and practical subjects, these have been tailored to meet the needs of local employers and offer a balance of engineering subjects.

This course has seven mandatory topics:

- Engineering Principles (year 1)
- Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (year 1)
- Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (year 1)
- Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering (year 1)
- A Specialist Engineering Project (year 2)
- Microcontroller Systems for Engineers (year 2)
- Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (year 2)

As well as eight optional topics such as:

- Computer Aided Design in Engineering (year 1)
-Electronic Devices and Circuits (year 1)
-Fabrication Manufacturing Processes (year 1)
-Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes (year 2)
-Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials (year 2)
-Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Technology (year 2)
-Electronic installation of hardware and cables (year 2)
-Further Engineering Maths (year 2)

Assessment of the course is carried out using a combination of externally set examinations, internal assessments and practical assessments.

English and Math's are important life skills that will help you to achieve your full potential in your studies and progress to your dream career.

If you have not already achieved grade 4-9 in GCSE Math's and/or English at school, we will support you to complete a Level 2 engineering course while you improve your skills.

Monday-Friday, between 09:00am-16:00pm. Days and times of study are subject to change dependent upon group allocation. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term and will be discussed during the enrolment period.

Learners will study subjects covering:

- Health and safety
- Engineering design
- Engineering materials
- Engineering maths
- Mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering

This enables learners to make an informed choice when discussing progression routes and employment opportunities.

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What’s next?

Upon completion of the programme, you could progress into an engineering apprenticeship or onto the Higher Eeducation programmes offered by Sunderland College (HNC and HND Engineering).

Or, you could progress to university to continue your studies (UCAS Tariff applicable and subject to specific entry requirements).

Putting careers first

This course is offered in partnership with the North East Institute of Technology (NEIoT) , which is a collaboration between education providers, Universities and leading employers within the sector. 
As a members of the North East Institute of Technology, Sunderland College will prepare you for progression into higher level study and technical employment, by accessing world class facilities and teaching from highly trained specialist staff who are industry professionals.

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