BTEC National Dip. in Engineering - IEF


1Introduction

Introduction

1Pearson/Edexcel/BTEC

Pearson/Edexcel/BTEC

1Scope of Syllabus

Scope of Syllabus

1Panel of Lectures

Panel of Lectures

1Career Prospects

Career Prospects

1Duration and Course fee

Duration and Course fee


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Entry Requirements

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Programme Structure

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Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality

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Programs and Awards

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Extra-Curricular Activities

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Application and Further Details

 

Introduction



National Diploma in Engineering (NDE) helps you make a head start in an Engineering career just after O/L's .If your dream career is Engineering / Quantity Surveying or any other related fields, no need to worry about A/L qualification. NDE qualifies you to embark on Engineering Career without A/L's Qualification.

 

This is an intensive course designed to qualify you in physical science, Engineering, Language and Communication, Computing etc. NDE is a 10 months full time course and consists of 10 modules and a mini Project.

 

On Successful completion of the course , the students get BTEC National Diploma in Engineering (Level 3) and this internationally recognized qualification gives guaranteed progression onto the degree level courses in Civil / Mechanical / Telecommunication /Manufacturing Engineering/Quantity Surveying etc at many reputed universities in UK or UK degree programs offered in other countries including  Sri Lanka. 

 

Entry Requirements



 

GCE O/L

6 Passes including Mathematics and English

 

 

Pearson/Edexcel/BTEC



One of the three major awarding bodies in UK, it is a vital and innovative force in education and training. Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of two of the leading examination and assessment boards in the UK: the Business and Technology Council (BTEC) which offered widely recognised vocational qualifications and, the University of London Examinations and Assessment Council (ULEAC).

This amalgamation made Edexcel the first awarding body for both academic and vocational qualifications. They offer qualifications in a vast range of subjects that offer breadth and depth of knowledge and which are welcomed by universities and employers alike.

Each of their qualifications has been developed in consultation with the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, and will certify you for success in the modern and changing world.

 

Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

Edexcel vocational qualifications include NVQ and BTEC from entry level to Higher National Diplomas. BTECs are recognised in more than 80 countries worldwide, and in 2009/10 over 1.1 million learners were registered onto a BTEC.

BTEC originally stood for the Business & Technology (formally Technician) Education Council, but as of 1996, when it merged with the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC) to become Edexcel, the initials 'BTEC' have remained a brand name for a range of respected vocational qualifications - e.g. BTEC Higher National.

People around the world, look towards BTEC from Edexcel international, when considering vocational qualifications.

Whether you want to leave college with a certified record of achievement or go on to study at university or aim for a higher position in your career, BTEC vocational qualifications will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in the ever changing work environment.

 

Programme Structure



Year

Semester

Modules

GL Hours

Credits

 

1

1

Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace

60

10

 

Communications for Engineering Technicians

60

10

 

Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

60

10

 

Mechanical Principles and Applications

60

10

 

Electrical and Electronic Principles

60

10

 

 

 

2

Engineering Project

120

20

 

Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials

60

10

 

Further Mechanical Principles and Applications

60

10

 

Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering

60

10

 

Further Mathematics for Technicians

60

10

 

The Principles of Photonics

60

10

 

Scope of Syllabus



  

Unit : 01

Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace

Understand the key features of health and safety legislation and regulations

Know how to identify and control hazards in the workplace

Be able to carry out a risk assessment and identify control measures

Understand the methods used when reporting and recording accidents & incidents

   

Unit : 02 Communications for Engineering Technicians

Be able to interpret and use engineering sketches/circuit/network diagrams to communicate technical information

Be able to use verbal and written communication skills in engineering settings

Be able to obtain and use engineering information

Be able to use information and communication technology (ICT) to present information in engineering settings.

 

 

Unit : 04

Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

 

Be able to use algebraic methods

Be able to use trigonometric methods and standard formula to determine areas

Be able to use statistical methods to display data

Be able to use elementary calculus techniques

   

Unit : 05

Mechanical Principles and Applications

Be able to determine the effects of loading in static engineering systems

Be able to determine work, power & energy transfer in dynamic engineering system

Be able to determine the parameters of fluid systems

Be able to determine the effects of energy transfer in thermodynamic systems.

 

Unit : 06

Electrical and Electronic Principles

 

Be able to use circuit theory to determine voltage, current and resistance in direct current (DC) circuits

Understand the concepts of capacitance and determine capacitance values in DC circuits

Know the principles and properties of magnetism

Be able to use single-phase alternating current (AC) theory

 

Unit : 10

Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials

 

Know the structure and classification of engineering materials

Know material properties and the effects of processing on the structure and behavior of engineering materials

Be able to use information sources to select materials for engineering uses

Know about the modes of failure of engineering materials.

 

Unit : 11

Further Mechanical Principles and Applications

 

Be able to determine the forces acting in pin-jointed framed structures and simply supported beams

Be able to determine the stress in structural members and joints

Be able to determine the characteristics of rotating systems

Be able to determine the operating characteristics of simple lifting machines.

 

Unit : 17

Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering

 

 

Know the advantages of using CAD in comparison with other methods

Know about the software and hardware required to produce CAD drawings

Be able to produce and interpret CAD drawings

Be able to use CAD software to produce 3D drawings and views.

 

Unit : 28

Further Mathematics for Technicians

 

Be able to use advanced graphical techniques

Be able to apply algebraic techniques

Be able to manipulate trigonometric expressions & apply trigonometric techniques

Be able to apply calculus

 

Unit : 126

The Principles of Photonics

 

Be able to apply the laws of reflection and refraction to different situations using appropriate terminology

Be able to use different types of lenses for specified applications

Understand the behavior of light in terms of polarization, diffraction & interference

Understand light in terms of the photon

 

 

Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality



The focus of HND is on practical knowledge; all units are evaluated through continuous assignments and assessments, projects built into the programme and tests for authentication of knowledge gained.

Tests and assignments are set up and evaluated by BCAS (approved centres of Edexcel) within the framework provided by Edexcel. It is done not only to evaluate the Academic skills of the candidates but also incorporate the necessary arrangements to evaluate the ability and achievement of the common skills areas of the students. Common skills are an integral part of Edexcel philosophy.

Assignments, tests and their assessments are audited by Edexcel's External Standard Verifiers continuously to maintain standards.

 

Edexcel has a strong quality assurance system which includes Quality Audit, External Standard Verification and regular visits to the centers by UK and regional staff.

Panel of Lectures



A high-caliber, competent, and experienced panel of lecturers with several years of Industrial and corporate experience ensures that our students gain maximum exposure to the inner workings of the industries through Practical examples, case studies and examples which helps build the foundation for further graduate level studies and also for future employability, whilst providing them with the knowledge to obtain high pass rates. Our lecturers have been well trained in latest teaching techniques and multiple assessment methodologies

Programs and Awards



·         BTEC National Diploma in Engineering

Career Prospects



On Successful completion of the course , the students get BTEC National Diploma in Engineering (Level 3) and this internationally recognized qualification gives guaranteed progression onto the degree level courses in Civil/Mechanical/Telecommunication/Manufacturing Engineering/Quantity Surveying/Computing etc at many reputed universities in UK or UK degree programs offered in other countries including Sri Lanka.

Extra-Curricular Activities



·         Side visit

·         Lab activity

Duration and Course fee



  

Duration

Full Time

Monday to Friday 08:30 am to 4:30 pm – 10 Months

Part Time

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Course Fee:

Rs.96000.00/=

Registration Fee:

Rs.6000.00/=                   Rs.25000.00 ( Edexcel Payment)

Installments:

 

Application and Further Details



All applications should be submitted to the Administrative Officer of the respective centre directly or through post/email (admissions@bcas.lk). You can collect the application form at the respective centre or one can be download here
 
http://www.bcas.lk/posters/120727120733Application%20Form.pdf. 
  
For Further Information:
 
                British College of Applied Studies
                32, Dharmarama Road,
                Colombo-06,
                Sri Lanka
                Tel: +94 11 2559255  +94 11 2501145
                Email: admissions@bcas.lk