What will the Diploma student learn?
Engineering Diploma students will complete a
series of compulsory and optional courses, all designed to give
them knowledge, skills and experience.
Compulsory courses in engineering
The Engineered World
This course looks at the importance of engineering in the modern
world and the impact engineering has on the way we live our
Discovering Engineering Technology
course introduces basic engineering principles such as design,
materials, electronics systems, maintenance and
Engineering the Future
This course looks at
what makes innovations succeed, how new materials contribute to
design and how to develop and launch new ideas. This part of the
course gives students the chance to explore their own creative
Students will also be asked to tackle a wide
variety of different projects, such as:
- What part could engineering play in reducing energy bills?
- Engineering advances in telecommunications.
- Changing peoples’ lives for the better.
- How can engineering improve the lives of people with
have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of additional or
specialist learning options that are part of the Diploma in
Engineering, to meet their personal interests and career goals.
Students can choose to deepen their knowledge, by taking a more
specialist course, such as robotics, medical engineering,
aerospace, car and motorcycle maintenance, electronics, and
chemical manufacturing. They could alternatively take a subject
that broadens their study programme such as a language or one of
Diploma students will complete a project to demonstrate the skills
and knowledge they have acquired. Students can choose their own
project. For example, students might design a car powered by
electricity or solar energy, or design a water pump for use in a
developing world country.
Personal, learning and thinking
Mastering essential life and work skills is
crucial in today’s competitive job market. All Diploma students are
encouraged to develop skills such as teamwork and self-management
as part of their course. They will learn how to express themselves
confidently, and how to apply their knowledge and skills creatively
in a business environment.
students will do a minimum of 10 days’ work experience. They will
also get the chance to learn and be mentored by professionals
working in their chosen field.
English, Maths and
All Diploma students need to achieve a minimum
standard in English, Maths and ICT. These subjects can be studied
as part of the Diploma or can be taken as part of GCSE studies
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