BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Engineering)


This course provides the opportunity to develop highly specialist, work-related knowledge and skills in the design, development and maintenance of engineering products and systems. This is a practical course and follows an electronic and material engineering pathway.  


The Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels and allows progression onto an Engineering related higher education qualification such as Electrical or Materials Engineering or into employment fields such as Research, Design Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Material Development.

Course Content

Students will complete a variety of projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The practical work undertaken is underpinned by theory sessions delivered by specialist engineering lecturers. 

The units studied include:

  • Electrics and Electronic Principles
  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
  • Principles and Applications of Electronics Devices and Circuits


Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips, work experience and presentations by visiting speakers.

Students undertaking this course will be expected to complete a work placement within an engineering based company.


100% coursework

The exam board for this course is Pearson EDEXCEL.

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.

Students should also gain the following GCSE grade:

  • Grade 4 in Science

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2018

The application form for the academic year 2018-2019 is available to download here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy Admissions Policy.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Engineering) information leaflet.

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