Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology


The Diploma Engineering Technology is a one-year full time programme on which students will be required to attend SWDT for three days per week

This programme is ideally suited to students who wish to develop both practical skills and technical knowledge and have an enthusiasm for engineering.

Course requirements

Entry requirements for this programme are the successful completion of a Level 2 Diploma in PEO and GCSE’s at grade C or above in Maths and English.

You will also be required to complete a satisfactory interview.

What will it give me?

As part of the course you will cover the following units:

  • Engineering and Environmental Health & Safety
  • Organisational Efficiency and Improvement
  • Sheetmetal work
  • CAD
  • Pneumatics
  • Maintenance Techniques
  • MIG Welding
  • Electrical

You will also undertake additional units in Technical Drawing and Mechanical Principles

Materials needed

You will need full PPE for undertaking workshop activities. This will include safety boots, overalls (discount available for purchase through swdt) and safety glasses.

What can I do when I finish?

Students have the opportunity to progress to the advanced apprenticeship or the HNC in General Engineering. This course provides opportunities for employment in engineering industries as, for example; engineering technicians and skilled operators.

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