Engineering is a challenging subject that requires a wide range of skills from the core subjects of English, maths and science. It gives students a wide range of transferable skills that they can apply to other subjects, further education and career paths such as problem-solving and communication.
Component 1 sees students investigate solutions to engineering problems set by the exam board including:
- improving the design of an existing product
- testing materials and evaluating outcomes
- interpreting data to improve product quality.
Component 2 develops key engineering practical and technical skills, such as research, observation, measurement, making, using computer-aided design and manufacture (3D design and 3D printing) as well as disassembly, inspection and re-assembly of an engineered product.
Component 3 focuses on engineering sectors (mechanical, electrical/electronic and engineering design) and the interrelation of each within industry when designing and manufacturing components and products. Students explore job roles that are available within each sector and fully understand the demands and responsibilities of modern engineers.