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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering)

This Course at a Glance

  • Solve real-world problems with creative solutions
  • Get qualified for a host of dynamic and innovative careers
  • Perfect for creative and scientifically minded people
  • Go to university without A Levels
  • Learn at home
  • No exams

About your Diploma

Careers built around creativity expand much further than those in art, fashion and interior design. The world that exists around us is forever evolving, and the people who facilitate societal change are creative visionaries in themselves. 
 
Engineers apply scientific and mathematical knowledge to imaginative ideas in order to create and implement advanced technologies and solutions. From drug delivery systems to spacecraft, AI technology and modern infrastructure, there’s almost no end to the value of engineers. 
 
You can gain the foundation knowledge and qualification required to study engineering at degree level with an online Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering). In this online course, you will study modules relating to everything from atomic structure, to mechanics, engineering maths and chemical change. 
 
With this knowledge and more, you will be ready to tackle engineering studies at the higher level, and with this qualification, you will be able to meet the entry requirements of most engineering degrees. 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider, delivering a host of online learning courses that can help you achieve your academic and career goals. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) is a nationally recognised qualification set at Level 3, that is also regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
 
Once enrolled, you will have one year to complete the course, however, the flexibility of online study means it is possible to complete it much sooner. For this reason, the majority of our learners achieve their Access to Higher Education Diploma within 9-12 months, which allows them to progress to university within a year.
 
To help you stay on track, you will receive an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) outlining the submission deadlines for your assignments. 
 
*Please note, entry requirements differ between universities as each institution sets its own. It is your responsibility to check with your chosen institution that this qualification will be accepted before enrolling on the course. 

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering), you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at Level 3 (QAA ref: 40010399).

*Please note, this course is eligible for UK residents only.

 

 

Requirements for Entry

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade A-C in maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2 or new GCSE Grade 4-9) with a desire to continue a related degree at university. If you do not hold these qualifications then you must be working towards them whilst completing your Access to HE Diploma.

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas fulfil entry criteria for a broad range of university degrees and can be used in conjunction with the standard UCAS application process. In short, Access to HE Diplomas have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each university has its own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Number of credits to be attained at merit or distinction level.
  2. Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the University.
  3. Passing a University’s proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments.
  4. Completion of specified work placements or work experience.
  5. GCSE Grade A-C (new system 4-9) in maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills).

Learners must undertake their own research to ensure their Diploma gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. It is not possible for Stonebridge Associated Colleges to accept any liability if any Access to Higher Education Diploma student fails to secure an offer from a higher education institution.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Unit 1: Preparing to Study
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback
Unit 2: Academic Writing Skills
On completion of this unit you will:
Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task
  • Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas
Unit 3:  Preparing a Written Assignment
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how to use key information sources
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced
  • Understand a range of reading strategies
  • Understand note-making methods
  • Understand how to plan, draft and produce a written assignment
Unit 4: Atomic Structure
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand protons, neutrons and electrons in terms of their relative charges and masses
  • Understand the distribution of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom given its Atomic number and Mass number, including some isotopes
  • Understand the number and relative energies of the s, p and d orbitals for the principle quantum numbers and know the shapes of s, p and d orbitals
  • Understand how ionisation energies of elements relate to reactivity
  • Understand the position of elements within the Periodic Table from ionisation energy data
Unit 5: Periodic Table
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the periodic table
  • Understand periodicity in the elements of Period 3
  • Understand ionisation energy
  • Understand oxidation and reduction
  • Understand reactions of the Group 2 metals
  • Understand the Group 7 elements
Unit 6: Algebraic Methods
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Apply series
  • Apply mathematical operations on logarithms
  • Apply mathematical operations on surds
  • Apply algebraic methods
Unit 7: Mechanics
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand vectors and be able to do vector addition calculations
  • Understand and be able to do vector resolution calculations
  • Understand the nature of uniformly accelerated motion and be able to do motion calculations
  • Be able to do projectile motion calculations
  • Understand and be able to use Newtons Laws of Motion
  • Understand and be able to do calculations involving the principles of momentum and its conservation
  • Understand the concepts of energy, work and power in physics, and be able to do work/force calculations
  • Understand internal energy
  • Understand and apply the ideal gas laws
  • Understand the simple kinetic theory of gases and be able to do related calculations
Unit 8: Trigonometry
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the principles of trigonometric graphs
  • Apply the trigonometrical functions
  • Apply trigonometry
Unit 9: Calculus
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Apply differentiation
  • Apply integration
  • Apply differentiation and integration to solve problems
Unit 10: Hydrocarbons
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the importance of organic compounds
  • Understand the structure and characteristic reactions of alkanes
  • Understand the structure and characteristic reactions of alkenes
Unit 11: Engineering Mathematics – Principles
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to evaluate complex expressions involving indices, perform a range of arithmetic operations on a scientific calculator, and solve engineering problems using the laws of logarithms and indices
  • Be able to apply algebraic techniques to solve simple simultaneous equations, evaluate and transpose complex formulae and plot and determine/sketch linear and non-linear relationships
  • Be able to solve engineering problems using a range of geometrical and trigonometrical techniques
Unit 13: Mechanical Science - Energy and Motion
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to do calculations involving linear and angular motion
  • Be able to do calculations involving the effect of forces on materials
  • Be able to do calculations and problems involving friction
  • Be able to do calculations and problems involving heat energy and transfer
  • Be able to do calculations and problems involving torque
Unit 12: Chemical Change
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to measure the concentrations of solutions
  • Understand energy changes during chemical reactions
  • Understand factors influencing rates of chemical reactions
  • Understand the concept of chemical equilibrium
Unit 14: Engineering Mathematics - Calculus
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to apply differentiation techniques to find the rates of change for various functions, differentiate functions, and define and use functions in engineering applications
  • Be able to apply integration techniques to determine indefinite and definite integrals of functions, and areas under curves
  • Be able to use calculus to solve a range of engineering problems
Unit 15: Engineering Mathematics – Algebraic and Trigonometric Techniques
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to apply algebraic techniques to form and solve quadratic equations for engineering applications
  • Be able to use matrix algebra to solve linear equations, simple matrices; and relate matrices to simple technical problems
  • Be able to use trigonometric functions to determine basic and inverse rations and plot equations
  • Be able to prove trigonometric identities and recognise, select and apply rules to solve engineering problems
  • Be able to apply Pascal’s triangle and binomial theorem to expand mathematical expressions and solve engineering problems

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Engineering). Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on academic content. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you advance your study skills.

As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to conduct.

 

OUR PASS RATE
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
83%
(National Average 77.1%)
Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering)

This Course at a Glance

  • Solve real-world problems with creative solutions
  • Get qualified for a host of dynamic and innovative careers
  • Perfect for creative and scientifically minded people
  • Go to university without A Levels
  • Learn at home
  • No exams

About your Diploma

Careers built around creativity expand much further than those in art, fashion and interior design. The world that exists around us is forever evolving, and the people who facilitate societal change are creative visionaries in themselves. 
 
Engineers apply scientific and mathematical knowledge to imaginative ideas in order to create and implement advanced technologies and solutions. From drug delivery systems to spacecraft, AI technology and modern infrastructure, there’s almost no end to the value of engineers. 
 
You can gain the foundation knowledge and qualification required to study engineering at degree level with an online Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering). In this online course, you will study modules relating to everything from atomic structure, to mechanics, engineering maths and chemical change. 
 
With this knowledge and more, you will be ready to tackle engineering studies at the higher level, and with this qualification, you will be able to meet the entry requirements of most engineering degrees. 

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider, delivering a host of online learning courses that can help you achieve your academic and career goals. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) is a nationally recognised qualification set at Level 3, that is also regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
 
Once enrolled, you will have one year to complete the course, however, the flexibility of online study means it is possible to complete it much sooner. For this reason, the majority of our learners achieve their Access to Higher Education Diploma within 9-12 months, which allows them to progress to university within a year.
 
To help you stay on track, you will receive an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) outlining the submission deadlines for your assignments. 
 
*Please note, entry requirements differ between universities as each institution sets its own. It is your responsibility to check with your chosen institution that this qualification will be accepted before enrolling on the course. 
Access to Higher Education Diplomas
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 77.1%)
83%

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering)

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands Access to Higher Education Diploma (Engineering), you will receive a QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma at Level 3 (QAA ref: 40010399).

*Please note, this course is eligible for UK residents only.

 

 

Requirements for Entry

Anyone wishing to continue their education with an Access to Higher Education Diploma, it is necessary they have a GCSE Grade A-C in maths and English (or Functional Skills Level 2 or new GCSE Grade 4-9) with a desire to continue a related degree at university. If you do not hold these qualifications then you must be working towards them whilst completing your Access to HE Diploma.

Our Access to Higher Education Diplomas fulfil entry criteria for a broad range of university degrees and can be used in conjunction with the standard UCAS application process. In short, Access to HE Diplomas have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each university has its own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Number of credits to be attained at merit or distinction level.
  2. Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the University.
  3. Passing a University’s proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments.
  4. Completion of specified work placements or work experience.
  5. GCSE Grade A-C (new system 4-9) in maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills).

Learners must undertake their own research to ensure their Diploma gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. It is not possible for Stonebridge Associated Colleges to accept any liability if any Access to Higher Education Diploma student fails to secure an offer from a higher education institution.

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Unit 1: Preparing to Study
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback
Unit 2: Academic Writing Skills
On completion of this unit you will:
Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task
  • Know how to interpret and discuss ideas and issues in responding to a set, academic writing task
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas
Unit 3:  Preparing a Written Assignment
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how to use key information sources
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced
  • Understand a range of reading strategies
  • Understand note-making methods
  • Understand how to plan, draft and produce a written assignment
Unit 4: Atomic Structure
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand protons, neutrons and electrons in terms of their relative charges and masses
  • Understand the distribution of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom given its Atomic number and Mass number, including some isotopes
  • Understand the number and relative energies of the s, p and d orbitals for the principle quantum numbers and know the shapes of s, p and d orbitals
  • Understand how ionisation energies of elements relate to reactivity
  • Understand the position of elements within the Periodic Table from ionisation energy data
Unit 5: Periodic Table
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the periodic table
  • Understand periodicity in the elements of Period 3
  • Understand ionisation energy
  • Understand oxidation and reduction
  • Understand reactions of the Group 2 metals
  • Understand the Group 7 elements
Unit 6: Algebraic Methods
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Apply series
  • Apply mathematical operations on logarithms
  • Apply mathematical operations on surds
  • Apply algebraic methods
Unit 7: Mechanics
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand vectors and be able to do vector addition calculations
  • Understand and be able to do vector resolution calculations
  • Understand the nature of uniformly accelerated motion and be able to do motion calculations
  • Be able to do projectile motion calculations
  • Understand and be able to use Newtons Laws of Motion
  • Understand and be able to do calculations involving the principles of momentum and its conservation
  • Understand the concepts of energy, work and power in physics, and be able to do work/force calculations
  • Understand internal energy
  • Understand and apply the ideal gas laws
  • Understand the simple kinetic theory of gases and be able to do related calculations
Unit 8: Trigonometry
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the principles of trigonometric graphs
  • Apply the trigonometrical functions
  • Apply trigonometry
Unit 9: Calculus
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Apply differentiation
  • Apply integration
  • Apply differentiation and integration to solve problems
Unit 10: Hydrocarbons
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the importance of organic compounds
  • Understand the structure and characteristic reactions of alkanes
  • Understand the structure and characteristic reactions of alkenes
Unit 11: Engineering Mathematics – Principles
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to evaluate complex expressions involving indices, perform a range of arithmetic operations on a scientific calculator, and solve engineering problems using the laws of logarithms and indices
  • Be able to apply algebraic techniques to solve simple simultaneous equations, evaluate and transpose complex formulae and plot and determine/sketch linear and non-linear relationships
  • Be able to solve engineering problems using a range of geometrical and trigonometrical techniques
Unit 13: Mechanical Science - Energy and Motion
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to do calculations involving linear and angular motion
  • Be able to do calculations involving the effect of forces on materials
  • Be able to do calculations and problems involving friction
  • Be able to do calculations and problems involving heat energy and transfer
  • Be able to do calculations and problems involving torque
Unit 12: Chemical Change
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to measure the concentrations of solutions
  • Understand energy changes during chemical reactions
  • Understand factors influencing rates of chemical reactions
  • Understand the concept of chemical equilibrium
Unit 14: Engineering Mathematics - Calculus
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to apply differentiation techniques to find the rates of change for various functions, differentiate functions, and define and use functions in engineering applications
  • Be able to apply integration techniques to determine indefinite and definite integrals of functions, and areas under curves
  • Be able to use calculus to solve a range of engineering problems
Unit 15: Engineering Mathematics – Algebraic and Trigonometric Techniques
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to apply algebraic techniques to form and solve quadratic equations for engineering applications
  • Be able to use matrix algebra to solve linear equations, simple matrices; and relate matrices to simple technical problems
  • Be able to use trigonometric functions to determine basic and inverse rations and plot equations
  • Be able to prove trigonometric identities and recognise, select and apply rules to solve engineering problems
  • Be able to apply Pascal’s triangle and binomial theorem to expand mathematical expressions and solve engineering problems

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. You must acquire 60 credits in total to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Engineering). Of these credits, 45 will be taken from graded units which focus on academic content. The remaining 15 come from ungraded units included to help you advance your study skills.

As part of your programme, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to conduct.

 

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