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Engineering & Manufacturing – Design & Development

T Level (Level 3)

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Availability & Details

Engineering & Manufacturing – Design & Development - T-Level SF-ENGNTL-D(0000)000

Venue
South Downs Campus

Type of study
Full Time, T Levels, Vocational

Dates
Academic Year 2023-24 (2 years)

Examination board
City & Guilds

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Overview

Engineering has a hand in designing nearly everything you come into contact with within your daily lives such as homes, cars, computers, mobile phones and game consoles. This course will allow you to develop an understanding of engineering disciplines and prepare you for working in this exciting industry. You will spend time in both the classroom, learning basic principles and theory, and in the engineering workshop, where you will learn a range of practical engineering processes and skills. You will also spend a minimum of 45 days on an industrial placement where you will work closely with a leading employer either every week or on a block placement to help you develop the right knowledge, technical skills and behaviours for working in this exciting sector.

This course ensures you can rival all students with a unique blend of both academic and industry experience with a work placement giving you the real-world skills you require for future employment.

Grade 4 or above in English Language GCSE, grade 5 or above in Mathematics and Science GCSE and two additional GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

In Year 1 you will learn:

  • Key principles, tools and methodologies in engineering and manufacturing design practice and processes
  • How materials, conditions and context influence engineering and manufacturing design processes and products
  • How user requirements are translated into engineering and manufacturing designs, i.e. inclusive design
  • How research and testing, and different research and testing methodologies, support effective design practices and outcomes.

This Engineering & Manufacturing – Design & Development T Level also includes the following core principles:

  • Science and mathematics – understand the scientific principles that underpin relevant technologies and use the main formulae associated with them.
  • Engineering analysis – this involves the application of engineering concepts and tools to the solution of engineering and manufacturing problems.
  • Design – learn about the development of economically viable products, processes or systems to meet a defined need.
  • Economic, legal, social, ethical and environmental contexts – learn how engineering and manufacturing activities impact on the environment, commerce, society and on individuals. You will learn about being aware of these activities and understand the various legal and ethical constraints relevant to engineering and manufacturing.
  • Engineering practice – learn about the practical application of engineering and manufacturing knowledge and skills.

In Year 2 you will have the choice of which occupational specialism you study and these will be specialist units to develop specific knowledge and skills in either mechanical engineering or electrical and electronic engineering.

You will be taught on campus three days a week with a full time programme of lessons in our engineering workshops. We provide the specialist knowledge and industry expertise to prepare you for employment with some of the best engineering companies and employers. Each week you will also work with one of our partner employers, each one leaders in their field, who will help you apply the theory and skills learnt in college to real industry applications.

You will be assessed through an exam, industrial placement, work-based project and synoptic assessment.

On completion of the Engineering & Manufacturing - Design & Development T Level, you could secure jobs such as mechanical design engineer, materials engineer, manufacturing design engineer or electrical/electronic design engineer.


I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student

My experience at the college has been really good, it’s been really rewarding, all the lecturers were so lovely and supportive there’s no way I could have done it without them - the teaching has been outstanding.

Lucie Brooks, A Level student

There are lots of people at the college, each studying a diverse range of courses, people from all different areas come to study here, it creates a sense of community, there is a huge social aspect to college life across all courses.

Lee Backhouse, BTEC student