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Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing

During the 2-year programme, students will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of design and development occupations for engineering and manufacturing.

Summary

Level 3 qualification

2-year course

Includes 9 weeks minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

What you'll need before you start

There are no national entry requirements for starting a T Level. These are set by the individual college or school.

Following your GCSEs - or a similar level 2 qualification - T Levels could be right for you.

We recommend checking with your local T Level college or school.

What you’ll learn on this course

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • working within the Engineering and Manufacturing Sectors – an understanding of how materials, conditions and context influence design processes and products
  • essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing – a knowledge and understanding of mathematics including standard matrices and determinants and standard trigonometry
  • materials and their properties – understanding material processing techniques and their effects on materials and material quality, the condition of materials, how these are managed, and materials testing methods and techniques
  • business, commercial and financial awareness - basic commercial principles including commercial priorities and markets, customers/clients/partners and resource allocation

In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content.

The specialisms available in the Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing T Level are:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Control and instrumentation engineering
  • Structural engineering

What you can do with this T Level

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in design and development for engineering and manufacturing.

Career options might include working as a mechanical design engineer or manufacturing design engineer.

Speak to your careers adviser to find out more.

Students can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level.

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