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Level 3 National Diploma Engineering - Mechatronics

This two-year full-time course, equivalent to 2 A levels meets the requirements for learners who wish to progress to employment or further study in manufacturing engineering.

Course Overview

This two-year, full-time course equivalent to 2 A levels meets the requirements for learners who wish to progress to employment or further study in manufacturing engineering.  Learners will gain relevant skills and knowledge from studying a range of diverse units focused on electrical/electronic and mechanical disciplines, for example electrical machines and maintenance of mechanical systems. Progression routes can include direct employment in an engineering technician capacity, higher level apprenticeship or full-time higher education courses in engineering e.g. HND or foundation degree.


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Level 3 National Diploma Engineering - Mechatronics (Year 1)





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Course Modules

Modules studied in year 1 include:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes 
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits

Units studied in year 2 include:                 

  • A Specialist Engineering Project    
  • Programmable Logic Controllers  
  • Electronic Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture
  • Manufacturing Computer Numerical Control Machining Processes
  • Mechanical Measurement and Inspection 
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems         

In addition to the above units you will also work towards a Professional/ Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability within the Engineering sector.

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English, Math's or ICT.

You will attend college a minimum of 17.5 hours per week

Assessment for this programme is carried out on a continuous basis using a combination of written assignments and practical assessments for nine units. Engineering Principles and Engineering Product Design and Manufacture will require an external exam in year 1.

Ideal If:

You would like to work in the Engineering Industry.

You'll Learn:

About engineering principles, product design and manufacture and pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

You'll Love:

The cutting edge machinery and equipment that is available to students.

You'll Progress:

Onto employment or further study on one of our HE Engineering programmes

You'll Need:

4 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably with Maths, English and one science or technology based subject. Or a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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