• TEF Silver

    We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
17/09/20202 Years4Part-Time EveningWashington CampusUniversity Level Qualification
18/09/20202 Years4Part-Time - DayWashington CampusUniversity Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

There are endless possibilities and a wide variety of exciting career paths in the world of engineering. Engineering needs creative people who can solve problems and use speciailist skills to find solutions. Progress your career or secure your ideal job with this general engineering qualification.

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering or Operations and Maintenance Engineering, a relevant A-Level programme or equivalent or extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in your work sector.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory
HE2300.00You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory

You will learn through a variety of methods including classroom teaching, craft workshop activity, directed work with other students, directed private study, directed study in the Learning Resources Centre. Assessment methods could include written assignm

4 core units - Engineering Design (L4), Engineering Maths (L4), Engineering Science (L4), Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson Set) (L4). Optional units - 4 further units to complete. Please note, optional units are subject to change to su

Pearson

Our HE Academic Support Tutor can provide help with study skills, written English, academic writing, research skills, critical thinking and revision, assessment and examination skills.

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What’s next?

You could progress to an HND top-up in a related subject area to achieve a Level 5 qualification.

Careers

Chemical scientists

Chemical scientists analyse and research physical aspects of chemical structure and change within substances and develop chemical techniques used in the manufacture or modification of natural substances and processed products.

Medium Salary

£ 30908

1276 people employed as Chemical scientists in the current year.

Civil engineers

Civil engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of civil and mining engineering structures.

Medium Salary

£ 39457

2126 people employed as Civil engineers in the current year.

Mechanical engineers

Mechanical engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle and ships’ structures, building services and other mechanical items.

Medium Salary

£ 39083

2129 people employed as Mechanical engineers in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.