MCAST–BTEC Extended Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering
3 years part-time on an apprenticeship
BTEC Registration Fees
MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) or 4 SEC/O-Level passes Compulsory: English, Mathematics, Physics
This programme should be of particular interest to those who are already employed and wish to embark on a technical career, or to those who wish to further their studies. If you wish to work as a technician in the area of Operations and Maintenance, this programme provides you with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills.
This programme will provide you with access to more specialist units and therefore broadens and deepens the learners’ experience in preparation for the actual work environment. You will have the opportunity to handle, operate and diagnose electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, discovering how a variety of mechanical systems operate and how to rectify systems when they fail.
Learners will be required to achieve a minimum total of 180 credits at level 4. One credit for those learning outcomes is usually achievable in 10 hours of learning which would include guided learning hours as well as self study.
The course will be assessed as follows: Learners will be asked to fulfil and implement a number of assignments. The assignments can be research assignments where the students will be allowed to prepare these without invigilation, or they can be class or laboratory / workshop assignments where the work will be monitored whilst it it being performed. To ensure quality, assignments will be validated by qualified third parties.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Describe and Identify health and environmental risks related to certain processes and what measures are adopted to control these risks × Communicate and Interpret drawings and manuals in the technical fields concerned × Monitor and diagnose faults in engineering systems × Analyse mathematically engineering situations to provide scientific solutions.
Core Study Units
Core Units: Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace Communications for Engineering Technicians Engineering Project Mathematics for Engineering Technicians Mechanical Principles & Applications
Specialist Study Units
Specialist Units – Plant Option: Electrical & Electronic Principles Business Operations in Engineering Applications of Mechanical Systems Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials Principles & Applications of Engineering Measurement Systems E
Progress After Completion
MCAST - BTEC Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering MCAST - BTEC Higher National Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering MCAST - BTEC Higher National Diploma in Operations & Maintenance Engineering MCAST – BTEC Higher Diploma in Marine Engineering
• Maintenance fitter /technician • Plant operator • Health and safety assistant officer