The Engineering award gives you the opportunity to develop sector specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment.
The Engineering Industry is one of the UK’s largest sectors and is constantly developing as new technology allows greater change and advancements.
The engineering industry leaders encourage students to develop a strong STEM education and to maintain the ability to embark on a career in engineering and technology.
Why study Engineering?
This award gives you the opportunity to develop sector – specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment.
Key Information about the course
The three components students study, develop a broad knowledge and understanding of engineering sectors and technical skills in designing and making.
Method of assessment
Component 1: Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications. (36 guided learning hours)
- Understand engineering sectors, products and organisations, and how they interrelate.
Component 2: Investigating an Engineering project (36 guided learning hours)
- Understand materials, components and processes for a given engineered product.
- Investigate a given engineered product using disassembly techniques.
- Plan the manufacture of and safely reproduce/inspect/test a given engineered component.
Component 3: Responding to an Engineering brief (48 guided learning hours)
- Understand how to respond to an engineering brief
- Select skills and techniques in response to an engineering brief
- Apply skills and techniques in response to an engineering brief
- Evaluate and review the outcomes of the application of skills and techniques in response to an engineering brief
Key areas and skills
The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the development of key engineering practical and technical skills, such as research, observation, measurement, making, using computer-aided design (CAD) and disassembly; knowledge of key engineering sectors (mechanical, electrical/electronic and engineering design) and the interrelation of each in industry; knowledge of the stages involved in planning and implementing an engineering project; and knowledge and skills involved in the investigation of solutions to engineering problems in response to a given brief.
Possible career pathway
Chemical engineer, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, civil engineer, software engineer, environmental engineer, design technology teacher and many more.