BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (90 credit)

The BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma is one year stand alone full time Engineering course. It provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the design, development and manufacture and maintenance of engineering products and systems. The course is both practical, and work related and follows a manufacturing pathway developed by BTEC. Learning is achieved through the completion of projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course will require elements of home study and some assessments will take the form of tests. The course is suitable for school leavers and young adults.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade B/5 in Mathematics and Science and three other GCSEs grade C/4 including English Language, alternatively a BTEC Level 2 in Engineering (overall Grade Merit) with Merits in the Mathematics and Science units, and GCSE grade C/4 in both English Language and Mathematics. Satisfactory references, attendance record and interview. Each year, there are limited spaces for students with GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics and Science to be considered for a lower group, provided the other entry requirements are met.

International Entry Requirements

High School leaving Certificate at Grade C or above (Grade B or above in Mathematics or Science). Satisfactory reference, telephone interview where required. IELTS 5.0 or an English Language equivalent certificate.

Duration and Delivery

One year, full-time.

Course Content

Year 1: BTEC L3 90-Credit Diploma (equivalent to 3 AS-Levels)


Core Units:


  • Health & Safety
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Mathematics for Technicians
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Fabrication Processes
  • Electrical Technology
  • Primary Forming or Engineering Secondary or Finishing Techniques Machining
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)


These actual units offered are subject to review and might differ from those listed above.


To progress onto the Extended Diploma, each student must achieve both a good result and a good reference from the course team. If these conditions are not met, this might result in the student not being able to continue to the next part of the course, the second year.

Additional Information

For further information please contact Ben Hagan in the School of Engineering on 020 8268 2973 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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