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BTEC Level 3 – Applied Foundations in Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Ext. Diploma in Engineering

September, 2020 

12 months


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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering / Applied Foundations in Engineering

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma / Applied Foundations in Engineering offers an excellent entry point for students and professionals pursuing a career in engineering. Awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, this qualification covers the key fundamentals of engineering to allow students to grasp first hand technical knowledge.

This 12-month programme trains students to learn problem solving skills in an actual engineering setting and instill industry skills in order to boost their practical capabilities and employability. Taught by an experienced engineering faculty, the main elements of the course cover mechanical, electrical and electronic principles, engineering design, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and application of devices.

Incorporating a technical and practical module in a well-resourced environment, this qualification covers mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering units that allow students to experience the full scope of engineering, helping them to identify areas of interest and future specializations.

The practical application of engineering concepts and technical skills gained from this qualification gives students a better understanding, and a strong foundation in career options in mechanical, electronic and electrical engineering.

For programme registration details, contact our Course Advisors here

Why UKCBC Dubai?

  • Credibility
    We are the first UK Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) provider in the UAE.
  • Pearson Qualifications
    Our BTEC & Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, ensuring students gain global recognition for their achievements and serve as a pathway to more than 200 universities globally.
  • Affordable
    We offer attractive tuition fees and flexible installment plans.
  • Practical
    Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to real world events and situations when completing their assignments.
  • Partnerships
    We are partnered with two prestigious universities – University of Birmingham Dubai Campus & Bath Spa University, UK to allow student progression into their undergraduate programmes.
  • Student Support
    Vibrant student life and dedicated support services offered, including assistance with transportation, visa and accommodation.

Course Assessments

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma / Applied Foundations in Engineering involves both internal and external assessments. Assessments in each module are structured to meet specified learning outcomes.

  • Phase tests.
  • Laboratory exercises.
  • Independent research projects
  • Presentations with assessor questioning.

Career Progression

Course Structure

As a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering student, you must complete a total of 1080 guided learning hours (GLH). Qualification Credit Value: 180 credit value

Total Number of Units: 17 units. (6 mandatory units and 11 specialist units)

Programme Units

Unit 1: Mechanical Principles
Unit 2: Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
Unit 3: Product Design and Manufacture in Engineering
Unit 4: Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
Unit 6: Microcontroller Systems
Unit 7: Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
Unit 8: Further Engineering Mathematics
Unit 10: Computer-Aided Design in Engineering
Unit 19: Electronic Devices and Circuits
Unit 20: Analogue Electronic Circuits
Unit 23: Digital and Analogue Electronic Systems
Unit 27: Static Mechanical Principles in Practice
Unit 28: Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice
Unit 29: Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics
Unit 36: Programmable Logic Controllers
Unit 57: Electrical and Electronic Principles

For more information on the course structure, you can connect with our Academic Advisor here

Entry Requirements

  • A Minimum of 4 D`s in IGCSE’s including Math & Physics
  • Grade 10 or equivalent in any curriculum with a minimum 55% including Math & Physics
  • BTEC level 2 in Engineering
  • Other related level 2 qualifications
  • Related work experience
  • Additional English language proficiency may apply where the medium of teaching is not English

Students applying for Fast Track (12 months) programme must show additional competency and pass an interview with the admissions officer.

Tuition Fees    

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma / Applied Foundations in Engineering.

AED 42,000 Full Course


Additional Fee

Administration Fees

Amount (AED)

One-time Application fee


Security deposit (refundable)


Transportation Fees

600-800 per month depending on location/emirate

Visa Fee


Medical Insurance


Visa deposit (refundable)


Workshop Consumables


Scholarships and discounts available. For more details on the fee structure, scholarships and discounts, please contact the UKCBC Dubai team at admissions@ukcbc.ac.ae

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