Engineering Technologies (L3 Technical Extended Diploma)

Course Overview

This two year course (equivalent to three A Levels) has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to meet the needs of modern mechanical and electrical engineering industries.

Some areas of study include:

  • Engineering maths
  • Mechanical principles e.g. physics
  • Material science
  • Hydraulics/pneumatics
  • CAD/CNC 
  • Environmental engineering
  • Welding and machining.


Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above including intermediate/higher tier mathematics and a science subject.

English language is preferred, but the College will provide you with the opportunity to attend resit lessons as part of your timetable.

Course Delivery

Several of the core units are common across different engineering titles and include: health and safety, mathematics, science, engineering maintenance, welding technology, fluid power, computer aided drafting, engineering communications and engineering advanced project for success in the specialist units and the engineering workplace. 

Progression Opportunities

Staying at Gower College Swansea you could choose either the HND in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

This qualification attracts UCAS points that will enable you to progress on to a university degree or degree apprenticeship. Learners completing the course have progressed to Swansea University, Brunel University, Plymouth University, Cardiff University, the University of South Wales and Aberdeen University to study for the B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical/Electronic Engineering and other career degrees, or they have secured apprenticeships with companies such as Tata Steel, Sumitumo and GE Aviation.

Course deliverable in Welsh: