Course Code: EC1FE446 Engineering and Manufacturing (Manufacturing, Processing and Control) - T Level Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 05 Sep 2022 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now 01 Aug 2023 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now Overview What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information The purpose of this specialism is to engage with the technical expertise, technology, methods, and skills involved in producing items or assemblies (generally on an industrial scale), using specialist tools, equipment and machinery. Students will examine a range of production processes, systems, and facilities, investigating factors such as scale, efficiency and demand, the application of quality management, and the analysis and optimisation of conditions, processes and practices when producing high-quality products for a variety of purposes. Throughout this pathway, students will develop knowledge in structure, properties and characteristics of common materials, knowledge of general engineering mathematical and scientific principles including metallurgy, knowledge of machinery and technology used in fabrication and welding, knowledge of importance to continually review fabrication and general engineering processes and procedure, knowledge of principles, procedures and testing of different joining techniques, skills in the analysis of technical documentation, tasks, projects and specifications, skills in producing products to specification using suitable methods and techniques, skills in cutting and forming metal for the production of fabricated products and skills in quality, compliance or testing using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment. The skills learnt in the above section will form the engineering life cycle outlined below, and be used in the practical assessment. Analyse and interpret engineering and manufacturing requirements, systems, processes, technical drawings and specifications. Evaluate systems, designs, components and processes, managing and integrating design information, proposals and specifications, to develop and improve mechanical engineering and manufacturing proposals and solutions. Propose and design mechanical engineering and manufacturing systems, products, components, processes and solutions, considering requirements, constraints and context. Collaborate to help manage, develop, test and quality assure mechanical engineering and manufacturing design information, systems, processes and outcomes. Communicate proposals, design information and solutions, producing, recording and explaining engineering and manufacturing representations, systems, processes, outcomes, specifications and technical drawings. 1 x 25 hour exam – 100% weighting. The practical assessment will encompass the engineering life cycle of a product, you will be given a design brief, and will need to design, manufacture and test a product to meet the needs of the brief. Exam window – March/May 2024 Entry Requirements 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above in English and Maths a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Other Costs and Equipment Needed You would be expected to have access to a computer with internet access. You will have access to a free download of Microsoft office 365 and AutoCAD using your student email address. Trips and site visits may be subsidised by the college. You will need steel toe cap boots for site visits and trips.