OVERVIEW

For students looking for a future career in engineering, our BTEC in Engineering will open the door to a world of possibilities. Students will build a foundation of knowledge about the theory behind the principles used with the industry and have an abundance of opportunities to put this to practice in the workroom. 

For aspiring professional engineers, supervisors or managers, students will learn how to apply maths and physics in an engineering environment and develop strong links with our employer partners. The course provides students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the design, development and manufacture and maintenance of engineering products and system.

By developing their knowledge of engineering and working on engineering projects, students create an impressive portfolio of work and build a confidence to succeed within the engineering sector. 

HOW LONG IS THIS COURSE?

The Extended Diploma is a two-year, full-time course (equivalent to three A Levels) that is suitable for students who want to progress into higher education courses before entering employment within the engineering industry.

MORE INFORMATION

This qualification is aimed at giving students a wider view of the sector, which can include elements of mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineering. This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies to confirm that the content is appropriate for those interested in working in the sector. 

The UTC has industry standard facilities, excellent BTEC grades, experienced staff, guest speakers, and university support, all of which is designed to support students to achieve the best and progress confidently. 

Everyone taking this qualification will study five mandatory units:

● Engineering Principles

● Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team

● Engineering Product Design and Manufacture

● Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering

● A Specialist Engineering Project.

Students choose a further five optional units to support choices in progression to relevant occupational areas, and to a range of sector related courses in Higher Education.

You can read more detailed information for each qualification in the Course Specification. 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Students who have graduated from this course have progressed onto further study at leading universities, choosing specialisms such as Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Aeronautical Engineering. 

Alternatively, students may wish to progress directly into employment or apprenticeships. Learners who have completed the course have progressed into high quality apprenticeship roles with leading STEM employers.

Along with the employability skills and focus on personal development, graduates are well equipped to begin their career in the Engineering sector.