BTEC Engineering Subsidiary Diploma
- Professionalism - Engineering courses are amongst the most
advanced educational courses to study and lead to excellent degrees and job opportunities.
- Prestige - Along with doctors and lawyers, engineers are
professionals who have a lot of prestige.
- Flexibility and Choice - Engineering offers so many choices you can have a hard time deciding on which one fits you - from
electrical and mechanical to computer science or civil.
- Money - This is always one of the top reasons to study
anything. It's important to know that engineers are among the top-paid professions world-wide.
- Intellectual Development - Engineering will help you grow and develop your ways of thinking.
- Challenge - Engineering is a challenge - you will be faced with problems which will require your creativity and logical
- Creativity - Most jobs don't allow you to be creative. For Engineering you'll need to be creative to come up with solutions to fascinating problems.
Course Units - 6 units must be completed for the Subsidiary Diploma
Pupils must complete six units of work for the subsidiary diploma which will be selected from a range of 50 units by the teacher!
The selection of units will be chosen based upon the skills and prior knowledge of the pupils. Below is a sample of six units that may be selected:
- Health and safety in the engineering work place
- Mechanical Principles and Applications
- Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
- Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
- Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
- Engineering primary forming processes
Engineers work in all kinds of environments, from offices, laboratories and film studios to outdoors and underground.
Engineering today is closely linked with technology, and plays a major role in many technological devices and advances – thanks to engineers you might be reading this on your phone for example.
Do you have what it takes?
Then – simply choose the best route for you…
A Level Chemistry Entry Requirements
This qualification requires pupils to have:
7 GCSEs A*-C including grade B in Maths and other supporting subjects such as Science and English.
Engineering has given me skills such as using specialised technologies,being able create designs on computer aided packages and manufacture intricate products to a high degree of accuracy and quality. It was a really enjoyable experience,especially going to a robotic engineering competition in Edinburgh!
This course could lead to careers and higher education in:
Food / Fashion
And could lead to higher education in:
- Higher National Diploma
- A bachelors degree (BEng) - 3 year course
- A Masters degree (MEng) - 4 year course