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Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering – Advanced Manufacturing

This 2-year course is equivalent to 3 A levels and contains a mixture of theoretical units and industry recognised practical training.

Lisburn, Bangor
34 Weeks
Level 3
Full-Time Study

Campus: Lisburn, Bangor

Course Code: 70835

Duration: 34 Weeks

Level: 3

Type: Full-Time

Course Overview
This 2-year course is equivalent to 3 A levels and contains a mixture of theoretical units and industry recognised practical training.

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Title Campus Type Start Spaces Fee
Level 3 National Extended Diploma Engineering - Advanced Manufacturing
70835 / BRF1A





Level 3 National Extended Diploma Engineering - Advanced Manufacturing
70835 / LNF1A





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Course Modules

Subjects studied may include:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely
  • Engineering product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes
  • Fabrication Manufacturing Processes

Units studies in year 2 include:         

  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers         
  • A Specialist Engineering Project        
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems         
  • Modern Manufacturing Systems         
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing and planning         
  • Addictive Manufacturing Processes         
  • Manufacturing Computer Numerical Control Machining Processes         
  • Static Mechanical Principles in Practice

In addition to the above units you will also work towards a Professional/ Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability within the Engineering sector.

You will be required to complete Essential Skills ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C.

You will attend college a minimum of 17.5 hours per week.

Assessment for this programme is carried out on a continuous basis using a combination of written assignments and practical assessments for 12 units. Engineering Principles and Engineering Product Design and Manufacture will require an external exam in year 1. In year 2 Microcontroller Systems for Engineers will be externally examined

Ideal If:
You wish to work in the manufacturing engineering sector
You'll Learn:
About Engineering Principles, Product Design and Manufacture and Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
You'll Love:
The hands-on projects involved from design to completion. 
You'll Progress:
Onto employment or further study on one of our HE Engineering programmes
You'll Need:
 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English Language at a minimum grade D. Or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Merit).
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
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