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Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Engineering
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   3 Years
Institution Code   C78

Dates & Locations

Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   14/09/2020

This programme prepares you for a career in a variety of engineering disciplines and develops the concepts, knowledge, skills and techniques required for today’s competitive and dynamic engineering industry.

The programme consists of core modules and a series of optional modules, allowing you to focus your learning in areas of interest. Modules of study in the fields of mechanical, electrical, design, production, marine and control engineering, are included to allow for a wide range of possible career goals. The modules have been written with the aid of industry to ensure that the content meets industry needs; they include current best practice and insight into the changing face of engineering technology.

You will have a series of structured lectures, project-based practical activities and industrial visits to help inform and develop your learning. These activities will increase your ability to solve engineering problems, develop your project management skills and help you gain an understanding of the role of engineering in the modern technological world.

All modules will consider the modern world of engineering and will contextualise material to reflect on engineering practice. It is suggested that you undertake around 150 hours of work experience in an engineering field to support your learning. We will help you to find an appropriate placement if you are unable to find your own.

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Modules Year 1:
Analytical Methods for Engineers 1
Engineering Science 1
Engineering Applications in a Business Context
Instrumentation, Control & Automation
Manufacture & Materials 1
Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Modules Year 2:
Analytical Methods for Engineers 2
Engineering Science 2
Engineering Project

Mechanical, Manufacturing & Design Engineering
Electrical, Electronic & Control Engineering
Naval Architecture, Marine Technology & Maritime Operations

  Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.


Assessment is a combination of coursework and formal examinations. Coursework can consist of analytical problems, formal reports, written reflections on industry practice or write-ups of practical activity.


Possible Progression (subject to availability):
BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design & Manufacture final year at Plymouth University

Possible Careers :
Electrical Engineer
Marine Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Design Engineer
Automotive Engineer
Aerospace Engineer


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