SUBJECT:
ENGINEERING

EXAMINATION:
GCSE

EXAMINING BOARD:
CCEA

LEVELS/TIERS AVAILABLE:
A* – G

Unit 1: Engineering Design and Graphical Communication (30%)

This unit is about the process of designing. Students analyse a client brief, detail production constraints, develop a range of design specifications and choose a final design solution. They produce engineering drawings of their final design to test it against the original brief and to present information to the client. Students learn how to:

  • analyse client design briefs;
  • develop design specifications and solutions;
  • read and produce engineering drawings;
  • choose engineering drawing techniques; and
  • present their design solution.

 

Unit 2: Engineering Production (30%)

Students make an engineered product made up of two different materials. Students learn how to:

  • use product specifications;
  • read and interpret engineering drawing and diagrams;
  • produce a production plan;
  • choose suitable materials, parts and components for a product;
  • use production processes and begin to understand their importance for functional and aesthetic reasons;
  • use quality control techniques to check the quality of their work conforms to the standards required;
  • use processes, tools and equipment, including computer-aided manufacture (CAM), required to make an engineered product; and
  • apply health and safety procedures.

 

Unit 3: Engineering Technology (40%)

There may be some links between this unit and the other two. In it, students learn about:

  • engineering materials and their properties/functions;
  • quality control techniques;
  • new technology used in and by the engineering industries;
  • impact of modern technologies; and
  • engineered products.

 

Career Pathways

Relevant to almost any future hands-on and engineering based career or Level 3 course

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