Engineering | National Foundation Diploma in Engineering | Level 3

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0304-1C
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Almost every industry you can think of relies on mechanical engineering and there is always a demand for mechanical engineers.

This course aims to provide you with the technical levels of competence to progress to a variety of degree courses and careers, or gain an apprenticeship.

Our high specification workshops give you access to lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, drilling and welding equipment, along with advanced composites and CAD.


Course content

Year 1

  • Engineering principles
  • Welding technology
  • Engineering product design
  • Secondary processes
  • Safety
  • Electronic circuits and devices
  • Digital & analogue devices

Year 2

  • Further mechanical principles and applications
  • Engineering project
  • Communications for engineering
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Engineering design
  • Further mathematics for engineering
  • CAD
  • Applications of mechanical systems
  • PLCs

Entry requirements

To join the subsidiary diploma course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths, science and English.

To join the extended diploma you must have successfully completed the subsidiary diploma course.

Your next steps...

Future careers

  • Production engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Corrosion engineer
  • Oil, gas or petroleum engineer
  • Auto/aero engineer
  • Robotic manufacturing
  • Computer-aided design