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Introduction to Engineering — Part-time

Course outline

This course is a great introduction to engineering covering computer-aided design, hand fitting, and pneumatics would be suitable for individuals who have a strong interest in technology and its applications, have attention to detail, enjoy problem-solving, and have a specific interest in engineering.

The course includes:

  • Knowledge of computer-aided design:
    • You will learn how to use software tools to create 2D and 3D models of products and how to simulate their performance
  • Skills in hand fitting:
    • You will learn how to work with various tools and materials to fabricate products by hand. You will develop skills in machining, drilling, tapping, and measuring
  • Understanding of pneumatics:
    • You will learn about the fundamental principles of pneumatics, including the properties of gases, fluid flow, and pressure
  • Problem-solving skills:
    • You will develop problem-solving skills by applying engineering principles to real-world problems
    • You will learn how to analyse problems, develop solutions, and evaluate their effectiveness

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
Jesse Boot Avenue
Science Park
University Boulevard

Start: Thursday 6th June 2024

End: Thursday 25th July 2024

Time: 5:15pm - 8:30pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £150

Course code: C046111 / Q046112


College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be aged 19+.

Teaching & assessment

You will complete a short workbook and receive verbal feedback throughout the course.