• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Tutors and
    Support

Course Overview

The first year engineering course covers topics both in Electrical and Mechanical, successful students will be able to progress onto Level 3 Extended Diploma course in Engineering.

Level
Level 2
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
Edexcel
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The course requires the completion of two core units, two mandatory units and six specialist units.

Core Units

  • The Engineered World
  • Investigating an Engineered Product
  • Introduction to Communications for Engineering

Mandatory Units

  • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
  • Mathematics for Engineering

Specialist Units

  • Health and Safety in Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Materials
  • Electronic Circuit Design and Construction
  • Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Machining Techniques

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • GCSE grade C or above in Maths and Science plus 2 GCSEs at grade D
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an individual interview
  • Entry requirements may be waived for mature students who have considerable relevant experience.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Colin Eglen

Colin Eglen


Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

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Apply or Enquire

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Colin Eglen
01302 553553 ext 2475
colin.eglen@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • GCSE grade C or above in Maths and Science plus 2 GCSEs at grade D
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an individual interview
  • Entry requirements may be waived for mature students who have considerable relevant experience.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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