BTEC Tech Award in Engineering (Pearson)
This course is comprised of three components (each containing a number of Learning Aims) which in broad outline cover the following areas of study.
Component 1 – Learning Aim A
- - Understand the interconnection between various engineering sectors and products.
- - Make a detailed study of a product contributed to by a range of sectors.
- - Examine in detail two engineering organisations of varying size and from differing sectors.
- - Understanding the organisations structures, various roles, opportunities for career progression and the advantages/disadvantages of various engineering companies.
Component 1 – Learning Aim B
- - Interpreting an Engineering Brief
- - Producing Initial Design Proposals
- - Computer Aided Design
- - Generating Final Design Solutions and making final design solution decisions.
- - Peer review, and responding to peer review.
Component 2 – Learning Aim A
- - Understand a range of engineering materials and material areas
- - Understand the properties and characteristics of engineering materials.
- - Understand a range of proprietary and product specific engineering components.
- - Understand a range of Engineering processes.
Component 2 – Learning Aim B
- - Use Product Disassembly techniques effectively
- - Use observing, recording, measurement, appraisal and interpretation skills to analyse an engineered product.
- - Understand and be able to produce a Product Design Specification.
Component 2 – Learning Aim C
- - Be able to develop, refine and follow an Engineering Production plan.
- - Be able to carry out risk assessment, and work safely.
- - Be able to use engineering processes to create and engineered product/component.
- - Use observing, recording, measurement and evaluation skills to assess the manufactured product/component.
Component 3 – Learning Aim A
- - Be able to accurately carry out engineering tests/procedures.
- - Be able to record and display the data gathered from the test/procedure.
- - Be able to interpret the data gathered.
Component 3 – Learning Aim B
- - Interpretation of the brief for an engineered product.
- - Redesign of that product in line with the engineering brief.
- - Evaluation and justification of the redesigned engineered product.
Component 3 – Learning Aim C
- - Analysis of Engineering Information in order to solve problems.
- - Use engineering techniques to identify and select appropriate solutions to the problems identified.
Components 1 and 2 are assessed by a series of assignments. Component 3 is assessed by two externally set exams sat in Y11.