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Level 3 National Extended Diploma Engineering - Mechatronics

This 2-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This course will help you to develop engineering skills and techniques transferable to future employment in the engineering industry
2 Years
Level 3

Course Overview

This 2-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This course will help you to develop engineering skills and techniques transferable to future employment in the engineering industry


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Level 3 National Extended Diploma Engineering - Mechatronics





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Course Modules

Modules studied in year 1 may include:  

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
  • Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits

Units studies in year 2 include:         

  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers         
  • A Specialist Engineering Project         
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems        
  • Programmable Logic Controllers        
  • Electronic Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture        
  • Manufacturing Computer Numerical Control Machining Processes        
  • Static Mechanical Principles in Practice         
  • Mechanical Measurement and Inspection

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 ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C.

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 12 units. Engineering Principles and Engineering Product Design and Manufacture will require an external exam in year 1. In year 2 Microcontroller Systems for Engineers will be externally examined

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 modern industry standard equipment and software you’ll get hands-on experience with.

You'll Progress:

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

You'll Need:

 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and at least a grade D in English. Or a Level 2 course in Engineering grade Merit, plus Level 2 Essential Skills

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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