Reasons to study this course
- Those opting for traditional routes such as civil, mechanical and electrical will need to take it alongside A-Level Maths and two other subjects one of which should be STEM (eg. physics, electronics, chemistry or computer science).
- Future design engineers may choose to take alongside Product Design, Graphics, Architecture or Fine Art whereas military engineers may find Public Services to be an advantage.
- Engineering is also a useful maths based subject to lead into a business career.
- Our engineering course is theoretical and similar to maths and physics at GCSE.
What you will need to study this course
- minimum grade 4 in GCSE Science and English Language
- minimum grade 5 in GCSE Maths
What you will study
Year 1 (Certificate) – Mathematics for Engineering, Science for Engineering, Principles of Mechanical Engineering.
Year 2 (Extended Certificate) – Principles of Electronic and Electrical Engineering plus coursework units in Electronic Design and Computer Aided Design (CAD).
How you will be assessed
Year 1 – three exams
Year 2 – one exam and two internally-assessed units.
Annual trips include Alton Towers and Engineering Your Future where you will have a chance to complete some hands-on activities to find out about the different types of engineering and speak to local employers and universities. Compete in the CityZen Civil Engineering challenge and take apart a Dyson DC39 vacuum to investigate its design features.
Full-time degree courses (A-Levels in Maths and Physics may also be required for more traditional engineering degrees) or directly into an apprenticeship (A-Level maths may be needed for degree level engineering apprenticeships) or job. We have selected coursework units on this programme to equip students to progress into a wide range of engineering apprenticeships or design/computing-based careers. The skills you will develop will be in demand across a range of practical and technical careers.
Refresh your GCSE Maths and Physics knowledge.
Find out more about engineering at www.raeng.org.uk