Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 1 year Level 3 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course has been developed to offer students the opportunity to discover the range and scope that the engineering industry can offer. Working alongside key employers in the region, the course offers students to develop skills and knowledge in: mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, automation engineering and fabrication/welding engineering.

The course is also focused on the development of students social and employability skills alongside technical knowledge.

If you are looking to pursue a career in engineering or would like to progress into Engineering at Higher Education level, this is the course for you.

The entry requirements for this course are that you will need either a minimum of four GCSE's at grade 5 or above including a 6 in Mathematics or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering with a Merit grade overall.

In certain circumstances other qualifications can be considered but this will be at the course leaders discretion.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

The course consists of seven mandatory topics. Engineering Principles, Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a team, Engineering Product design and Manufacture, Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Fabrication Manufacturing Processes.

The course is assessed using a range of methods including assignments, practical projects and presentations. These have been based on 'real world' scenarios to prepare you for the Engineering Industry.

In the Engineering sector English and Math's are important skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and help you to progress along your chosen career path.

If you have not already achieved a grade 4-9 in GCSE Math's and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills with GCSE sessions included within your college timetable.

The course is delivered at our City Campus Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change and are dependent on group allocation.

Timetables are confirmed at the start of term with students typically attending 3 days per week.

Our teaching staff have a vast range of industrial experience in a broad range of areas within engineering and continue to enhance their industrial skills.

As a college, we have recently invested significant capital to ensure that the facilities and equipment available to students matches those used in industry which gives them a direct link to industry.

What’s next?

If you are looking to pursue a career in engineering or would like to progress into Engineering at Higher Education level, this is the course for you.

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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