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Engineering Electrical/Mechanical (Mechatronics) Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date

This two year study programme starts in September.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, Maths, and Science at grade 5 or the Level 2 Diploma in Engineering.


You will achieve

Year One: Foundation Diploma Level 3 in Mechanical (Mechatronics)/Electrical Engineering

Year Two: Extended Diploma Level 3 in Mechanical(Mechatronics)/Electrical Engineering

Course overview

Studying on this programme will give you a broad range of knowledge and skills required for a wide range of exciting careers in engineering. The course is also suitable for individuals who are considering progression to Higher Education.

Course content

  • Machining 
  • Materials
  • Fabricating 
  • Electronics 
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Microcontrollers
  • Maintenance
  • Further Maths 
  • Calculus 
  • Engineering project 
  • Engineering design 
  • Applied commercial and quality principles 
  • Additive manufacturing processes 
  • Welding 
  • Electronic circuit and device 
  • Analogue electronics 

Assessment is through practical and coursework. You will be required to sit three exams.

You will require a ring binder, a calculator, textbook and general stationery.

See what careers are available in the Engineering sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre
Old Mill Lane
S70 2LA

Employment: This course can form the foundations for future study and work as Engineer and other related roles.

Education: Many students continue with higher level qualifications such as a BEng Degree or Higher National Diploma in Engineering.

For career aspirations in engineering please visit http://educatingengineers.com/career-specialties


How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Engineering Electrical/Mechanical (Mechatronics) Level 3 Full-time

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