Engineering BTEC First Diploma Fast Track - Mechanical Engineering pathway
If you have a passion for making things and using machines, then this could the course for you!
In our brand-new, state of-the-art workshop, you'll learn how to use a wide range of mechancial engineering machinery such as manual and CNC lathes, milling machines, grinders and many more. You'll also develop your manual bench-work skills. Combine this with the underpinning theory you'll learn, after finishing this course you'll be in a great position to progress to Level 3, secure an apprenticeship or go into employment. Sectors you could find yourself working in include aerospace, automotive, transport and many, many more.
There's never been a more exciting time to become an engineer!
The Level 2 Fast Track Mechanical Engineering programme provides you with a broad engineering education that covers a wide range of mechanical engineering subjects.
You will experience an interactive way of learning. Practical and experimental classes offer you hands-on experience to complement your course's more theoretical modules, while innovative design-build-test projects replace the more traditional lesson and lab sessions.
Modern engineering requires an increasing level of interaction between engineering disciplines that have traditionally been considered to be largely independent. Employers are consequently seeking engineers and technicians with a wide knowledge of many fields rather than a specialised knowledge in one particular area.
We'll take you on trips to engineering companies and the Skills Show. You will also have the opporunity to attend talks from engineers who work at companies such as Bentley Motors and ZF TRW.
What areas will I study?
In addition to the core mechanical engineering topics, units covered are:
- The engineering world
- Investigating an engineered product
- Health and safety in engineering
- Engineering materials
- Interpreting and using engineering information
- Mathematics for engineering
- Engineering design
- Engineering assembly
- Introduction to communications for engineering