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Five grades 4-9 (or equivalent) including at least grade 6 in Mathematics and grade 4 in Science.
Coursework = 33%, Examination = 67%
(Level 3 Vocational Equivalent to 1 A-Level)
Engineering is a rapidly growing and exciting professional field. This course will allow you to experience a broad range of industry related topics, giving you the skills and knowledge to make an informed career choice. Engineers are employed in every corner of industry, including energy generation, defence, and the development of computer systems and software.
This course covers a wide range of engineering concepts, including mechanics, electrical & electronic principles, scientific theory and essential mathematical tools. You will develop your practical skills and the ability to use a variety of apparatus, whilst deepening your investigative skills by constructing, measuring and testing engineering systems. Communication, presentation and written expression skills will be developed through the production of reports, and you will be required to undertake risk assessments to develop an appreciation of the hazards and risks associated with an engineering workplace.
What skills will I develop?
You will apply engineering and mathematical principles to solve electrical, electronic and mechanical based problems.
You will develop practical skills through the use of a broad range of electrical apparatus and the construction, measurement, testing and simulation of circuits.
You will develop design skills via a systems approach of applying AC and DC circuit theory to engineering scenarios.
You will develop skills in communication, presentation and written expression through the production of reports.
What topics will I learn?
OCR CTEC Extended Certificate in Engineering
- Unit 01 Mathematics for Engineering
- Unit 02 Science for Engineering
- Unit 03 Principles of Mechanical Engineering
- Unit 04 Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Unit 05 Electrical and Electronic Design
- Unit 11 Material Science
Where does the course lead?
This course is ideal preparation if you’re considering pursuing engineering in higher education or as a career.