Engineering // Level 3

The course for you if ...

You want to build a greater foundation of knowledge in engineering, developing your skills in electrical, electronic and mechanical principles.

What will I study?

This course develops your project management capabilities whilst deepening your knowledge of a broad range of electrical and mechanical principles and engineering design techniques.

Areas of study include: Health and safety; Mathematics for technicians; Electrical and electronic principles; Mechanical principles and applications; Features and applications of electrical machines; Properties and applications of engineering materials; Applications of mechanical systems in engineering; Engineering drawing for technicians; Applications of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) in engineering; Mechanical measurement and inspection techniques; and an Engineering project.

You will be working in excellent facilities, using industry-standard equipment safely and will be taught by engineers with vast industrial experience and close relationships with some of the region’s largest engineering employers.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths, English and Science; or BTEC First Diploma or equivalent, with evidence of good Mathematics progress. An interview with a course tutor is also required.


Assessment is by coursework and practical assignments.

Progression & Careers

The Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering course allows you to gain essential employability skills, valued by employers and training agencies alike. You may be able to progress onto further Level 3 qualifications or pursue an apprenticeship with an employer. This course gives you the essential practical knowledge to progress in your engineering career.

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 3
Attendance Full-time
Duration One year
Campus Coast Road Campus