This course is included within the Engineering A Level pathway as a recommended additional subject. However, you can take Engineering with any A Level/equivalent combination, there is plenty of choice and flexibility.
The topics in this course are wide-ranging, including: Mathematics for Engineering; Science for engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Fluid Dynamics; Thermal Physics; Motors and Generators; and Electrical Distribution.
This is a practical course, with each topic focusing on its application in the real world within all areas of engineering – from Civil, Engineering and Mechanical, through to Aerospace, Computer, Biomechanical and Automotive Engineering. Robotics are also covered.
The course consists of six separate units; five of the units are assessed via examinations and the other unit is assessed via coursework assignments. You will study the course for five hours per week and should expect to spend an additional five hours per week on coursework, homework and private studies. Mock exams are held during both the first and second year.
Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including Physics at grade 5/C or Combined Science at grades 6-5 (B/C) or above. GCSE Maths at grade 6/B is also required. You will also need to study A Level Mat as all Engineering degrees and apprenticeships require this.
You will need to supply your own stationary and mathematical equipment such as calculators and protractors.