BTEC L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Mechanical)


The Developmental Knowledge Diploma Engineering Mechanical qualification needed for the Engineering Technician Standard.

What is the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Mechanical)?


The Level 3 Diploma Engineering Mechanical is a staple in terms of knowledge. It is broadly equivalent to 2 A’ Levels and the old QCF BTEC National Diploma.

The Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering has been designed to meet the requirements of the Foundation phase of many of the Trailblazer standards in Engineering, including the Mechatronics Maintenance Technician. It is for learners, providers and employers who wish to complete more knowledge units in order to progress to an Extended Diploma in the Development Phase. It enables learners to complete additional optional units to allow for greater specialism in their chosen areas.

In addition this Mechanical pathway leads to a seperate certification with those words in the tile, as opposed to without which is General or there is Electrical/Electronic.


The Diploma Engineering Mechanical is set at level 3 and therefore has an equivalency to A’ Levels. To that end it also acquires UCAS points based on the grade achieved which can be used to gain entry to University.


Mandatory Units: (All 5 must be completed) 


AMEU001 -Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace

AMEU002 -Communications for Engineering Technicians

AMEU003 -Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

AMEU008 – Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems

AMEU055 – Further Mechanical Principles


Optional Units 


Learners will need to choose at least 7 of the following to make up 720 GLH:


AMEU004 – Engineering Project

AMEU005 – Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems

AMEU006 – Further Engineering Mathematics

AMEU007 – Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials

AMEU009 – Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering

AMEU010 – Organisational Efficiency and Improvement

AMEU011 – Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices

AMEU012 – Engineering Drawing for Technicians

AMEU025 – Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques

AMEU056 – Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering

AMEU067 – Commercial Aspects of Engineering Organisations



Total Qualification Time (TQT)


Awarding Organisation (AO)

Pearson (Edexcel)







UCAS Points


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