Engineering | National Foundation Diploma in Engineering | Level 3 | Northbrook MET

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Course Code: FE0329-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus

Why this course?

Mechanical engineering

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.

Start dates

Start
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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.

Entry requirements

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

Why this course at the MET?

  • Up-to-date workshops
  • Advanced composite facilities
  • Industry-experienced tutors

This course is run from our purpose-built construction and engineering centre at Northbrook MET's Broadwater Campus. The industry-standard facilities simulate a real working environment, with workshops designed to provide a learning experience that will prepare you for employment.

You will work alongside students studying other construction and engineering disciplines and benefit from this unique learning environment. 

Broadwater Campus has excellent facilities, including our coffee shop (serving Starbucks beverages), canteen (hot and cold food and drink), Learning Resource Centre (Library) and access to research and IT facilities. Classrooms are equipped with projectors and screens to enhance your learning.

Facilities

This course is run from our purpose-built construction and engineering centre at Northbrook MET's Broadwater Campus. The industry-standard facilities simulate a real working environment, with workshops designed to provide a learning experience that will prepare you for employment.

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Further study

You can progress to university courses in a variety of engineering disciplines. Alternatively, you can progress to the part-time HNC in Mechanical Engineering at Northbrook.

Future careers

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

Open events

Register for our virtual open events to find out more about studying at the MET and hear from our teaching staff.

 

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.


19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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