Engineering

Engineering Design

Contact member of staff – Mr P Miles

OCR Cambridge Nationals Engineering Design Level 2 Certificate

The Cambridge Nationals in Engineering Design encourage learners to communicate and consult with a client to develop a viable and innovative product. Learners will apply practical skills to produce a prototype in the form of a model and test design ideas to inform further product development. Through reflection learners evaluate the prototype, making a comparable outcome against specification points, assess possible, practical solutions and improvements to their prototype design.

 

A practical approach to teaching and learning will provide learners with knowledge in engineering technology and develop critical thinking, creativity and dextrous skills through engaging practical experiences.

 

Unit 1 – Design Briefs, Specification and user requirements

1 hour External exam – 25% of overall grade

On completion of this unit, learners will understand the design cycle, the requirements for a design brief and design specification for the development of a new product and how effective research data is necessary to inform the development of a design solution.

 

Unit 2 – Product Analysis and Research    

Controlled assessment – 25% of overall grade

On completion of this unit, learners will understand how to perform effective product analysis and evaluation through research and product assembly and disassembly procedures to appreciate product design features.

Unit 3 – Developing and presenting Engineering Designs

Controlled assessment – 25% of overall grade

On completion of this unit, learners will have developed knowledge and understanding of how to communicate design ideas through hand rendering and computer-based techniques.

 

Unit 4 – 3D Realisation

Controlled assessment – 25% of overall grade

On completion of this unit, learners will be able to use knowledge gained to apply practical skills in the use of tools and equipment to produce a prototype.

 

Engineering Manufacture

Contact member of staff – Mr Snell

OCR Cambridge Nationals Engineering Manufacture Level 2 Certificate

The Cambridge Nationals in Engineering Manufacture is aimed at learners who wish to study the processes involved in manufacturing new engineered products. Learners are provided with the knowledge and skills required to operate manufacturing tools and equipment used to make products from the requirements of a design specification. Learners will develop their understanding of the processes and systems required to transfer a design concept into a product.

A practical approach to teaching and learning will provide learners with knowledge in engineering technology and develop critical thinking, creativity and dextrous skills through engaging practical experiences.

Unit 1 – Engineering Materials, Processes and Production

1 hour External exam – 25% of overall grade

On completion of this unit, learners will understand how the properties and characteristics of materials impact on the design specification for the development of a new product and appreciate the different production methods available to produce engineered products.

Unit 2 – Preparing and Planning for Manufacture    

Controlled assessment – 25% of overall grade

On completion of this unit, learners will understand, and be able to apply, the processes for making pre-production products, using a range of hand tools, measuring and marking equipment safely

Unit 3 – Computer Aided Manufacturing.

Controlled assessment – 25% of overall grade

On completion of this unit, learners will be able to use computer applications to manufacture engineered products and produce CAD drawings of a product. Learners will understand how computer control is used to produce engineered products in high-volume.

Unit 4 – Quality control of engineered products    

Controlled assessment – 25% of overall grade

On completion of this unit, learners will understand the techniques and procedures used to ensure the quality of engineered products.