T Level Engineering

Engineering Lesson 2

What is the course about?

Engineering has many wide ranging careers and fields within it that are too numerous to describe, but in short, Engineering is ‘Designing things using physics and Maths. Here are a few examples of elements we teach on the course:

  • Engineering, Product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial Engineering
  • Specialist Engineering projects of any kind
  • Delivery of Engineering processes (metal folding/forming/riveting etc)
  • Engineering principles (core maths application)
  • CAD (2D and 3D advanced levels)
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Research engineering of any kind (new emerging technologies)
  • Geological engineering
  • Man made structural engineering.
  • Electrical engineering

In school, Your objective is to prove you can have a strong understanding of the basics and apply this to make complex things in the real world.

  • Make shapes using CAD (inventor)
  • Use a range of materials and their properties (metals, composites etc)
  • Design and make products with high precision using machinery like CNC lathes, CNC laser cutters and CNC millers.
  • Identify a range of processes and be able to explain their advantages and disadvantages. (For example: Robotic welding vs welding by hand.)
  • Calculating area and geometry on more complex shapes.

How is the course assessed?

Examinations: 50%

Coursework: 50% (25% written/25% practical)

1 day per week on placement in an engineering firm (chosen for you)

The Value of Engineering

Engineering is many things. It's a secretive world where problem solvers try to find ways of gaining a technical advantage in production of a product of some kind using maths and Physics in a practical way. It evolves constantly.

What might the course lead to?

Once you have mastered the basics of engineering by completing this course, you can go on to specialise in the almost infinite field of engineering either through university or Apprenticeship.

For example:

  • Mechanical
  • Aeronautical
  • Nuclear
  • Chemical
  • Renewables
  • Electrical
  • Vehicle (boats,cars,bikes)
  • CAD
  • CAM
  • CNC
  • Buildings
  • Design and build robotics
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