Engineering: Design is a course that offers both a theoretical and practical approach to teaching and learning which will provide learners with knowledge in engineering technology and develop critical thinking, creativity and dextrous skills through engaging practical experiences.
The course is split into 4 foundation modules –
- Materials, technology and science - this is a formal examination module that covers the properties of engineering materials, engineering chemistry, electronics and transfer of energy.
- Mechanical systems – students will need to understand different types of mechanical systems and their purpose, they will need to design a mechanical system, assemble a mechanical system and test a mechanical system.
- Engineering design – students will go through the design process to design and manufacture a functional solution to a given design problem.
- Production and Manufacturing – a wide range of manufacturing processes will be covered in this module. We have lots of equipment in the engineering hall allowing our students to gain first-hand experience of both traditional and modern manufacturing processes. There will also be visits to our industry partners to see practices outside our specialism. All aspects of manufacturing will be covered including, quality control, quality assurance, production planning and performing production processes.
The grading for this qualification is Pass, Merit and Distinction and Distinction*.
The course will be 5 lessons of contact time with an engineering teacher per week but will require more time of independent study.
Progression from this course would be Level 4 technical qualifications, specific engineering courses at University or high level engineering apprenticeships.
More information on the course can be found here.