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Electrical/Electronic Engineering Level 3

Programme Description



This learning area programme is designed to equip individuals with the practical skills, knowledge and understanding required for success in current employment and progression to future employment opportunities in a range of related occupations, including: Design, maintenance engineering, control and instrumentation, technical sales, teaching, process control and PLC control.

This course builds upon the successful completion of a one year BTEC 60 credit L3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering, to achieve a BTEC 180 credit L3 Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.


Programme Features



  • Provides the opportunity to specialise in a specific career discipline, or to choose an integrated programme.
  • Establish the relevance of engineering to real world problems.
  • Provides a common core of study with related specialist units leading to employment, professional or academic progression to higher education.
  • Develops the range of skills,knowledge, personal qualities and attitudes that are essential for career development and progression within the broad engineering industry and related sectors.
  • Focuses on the practical application of knowledge and the development of work related skills required for employment within the electrical and electronic engineering industry.

Progression & Employment



Students who successfully complete the programme may progress to HND or degree courses in related subjects. Jobs directly related to electrical and electronic engineering include research design and development, control and instrumentation, technical sales, teaching, maintenance engineering, process control and Plc control.


Programme Content



This course builds upon the introductory content of units covered at L3 Subsidiary Diploma level, to extend existing knowledge and introduce new concepts and subject areas, including: Engineering Project, Further Electrical Principles, Further Mathematics, Electronic Measurement and Testing, Principles and Applications of Micro Controllers, Mechanical Principles & Applications, Construction & Applications of Digital Systems, Electrical Applications, Three Phase Systems and Three Phase Motors and Drives.


Programme Assessment



All units are internally assessed via exams, tests, assignments and practical activities.


Programme Entry Requirements



Normally students 16-19 years of age will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs A* - C , including upper tier Mathematics and English/Welsh first language with a L3 Subsidiary Diploma (or an equivalent related qualification in engineering may be accepted). Entry for mature students without the listed formal qualifications is at the discretion of the faculty.


Additional Costs



All engineering full-time courses which include mechanical, electrical/electronic/fabrication and welding and motor vehicle, are fully funded. 

Additional learner costs include a contribution of £30 towards the cost of personal protective equipment.

The learner will also be required to provide their own stationery and basic classroom equipment appropriate to their course (eg pens and a calculator).

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.