Level 3 Engineering Design

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Why study this course?

Cambridge Technical qualifications in Engineering helps students develop the fundamental skills and knowledge required by the engineering industry. Students also explore design, production or systems engineering in more detail, preparing them for further study, apprenticeship or work in the sector.

What can you expect from this course?

Technical vocational qualifications combine the rigour of A-Level technical demands with hands on engineering projects. As a UTC we link our mechatronics projects directly to our employer partners, giving each learner the opportunity to gain the best possible technical engineering grounding, as well as understanding the demands of working with major engineering giants.

How is it assessed?

Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate in Engineering

Four units are assessed through an exam and two further units which are centre assessed.

Level 3 Cambridge Technical diploma in engineering

All of the 6 units that make up this part of the course are centre assessed

Entry Requirements:

Level 6+ at GCSE in Mathematics, and a level 5+ in GCSE physics or synergy science

What can I do after completing this qualification?

Cambridge Technicals provide a strong base for progression to either university, apprenticeships or work and are recognised for UCAS tariff points.

What will I study? (include unit numbers and names)

Mandatory units Extended certificate

01 Mathematics for Engineering

02 Science for Engineering

03 Principles of Mechanical Engineering

04 Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering


2 Project units

10 Computer Aided Design (CAD)

17 Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM)


Project units for the diploma

06 – Circuit simulation and manufacture

09 – Mechanical design

12 – Mechanical simulation and modelling

14 – Automation control and Robotics

16 – Programming for engineers

18 – Lean Manufacturing

Additional activities within this subject

Within this qualification we aim to create a series of real-world engineering projects, aiming to focus on the multiskilled engineering approach of mechatronics, tied to our employer partners businesses. We will aim to give each learner the skills that will help them adapt the challenges or working in a real life engineering environment

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