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Product Design

  • Students learn about the key engineering sectors – mechanics, electrical/electronic and engineering design and how they contribute to industry.
  • Students develop key engineering practical and technical skills, such as research, observation, measurement, planning, making, using CAD and disassembly.
  • Students also develop key skills for employment in engineering sectors, such as problem solving, design, creativity, communication and collaboration.

This qualification can help you take your first steps towards a career in sectors such as manufacturing, automotive, electrical and mechanical engineering. You will learn about processes, materials and how engineering contributes to a sustainable future.
The course has been developed to:

  • Give learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the engineering sector;
  • Give learners a more focused understanding of engineering through the selection of optional specialist units;
  • Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of personal skills and techniques, through the selection of optional units that are essential for successful performance in working life;
  • Give opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally recognised level 1 or level 2 engineering qualification;
  • Support progression into a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic course or into an apprenticeship;
  • Give full-time learners the opportunity to enter potential employment within a wide range of engineering sectors such as mechanical, automotive and electrical.
The course consists of core and optional specialist units:

Core Units

  • The Engineered World
  • Investigating an Engineering Product

Assessment towards your qualification:

  • Unit 1 The Engineered World – an hour long exam in controlled conditions, 3 attempts are possible.
  • Unit 2 – Investigating an Engineering Product – produce an assignment that studies an engineered product, understand the performance requirements, use of specific materials, manufacturing and related quality issues.
  • Unit 5 Engineering Materials – a series of assignments showing that you know about the properties of common engineering materials and their selection for engineering processes.
  • Unit 6 Computer-Aided Engineering – use computer aided design software to draw engineering drawings and use a computer aided manufacturing system to produce an engineered product.