Course: EAL Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code

EAL Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies


Lowestoft Campus


2 Years


The course has been designed to support the advanced apprenticeship programme required across the engineering sector and university. Learners can choose from two pathways in year two – Operations Maintenance or Electrical Electronics.
In year one you will achieve a Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technical Support. In year two you will complete the Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies.
This programme contains a variety of modules that include:

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Engineering Project
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques
  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Maintenance
  • Fluid Power

Opportunities for work experience are available throughout the year and these will be advertised to all engineering students. A range of guest speakers and site visits will be planned throughout the academic year.


Four GCSEs Grade C or above plus GCSE maths at grade B to cope with the demands of the course.


You will be assessed via a range of methods to include assignments, presentations and online exams. The course will run on a module basis.


The qualification will allow you to enter a wide range of technical engineering roles within the local or national engineering sector. Learners have progressed into a wide range of vocational areas via apprenticeships or continued to study on Higher Education programmes through the University of Suffolk or other engineering universities.

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