google-site-verification: googleb521313a27ca78ad.html
top of page

Level 4 Engineering Technician

Research Methods & Independent Study

Course Overview

This module will equip your engineer with the knowledge and application of skills to working independently by enhancing time management, research, presentation and communication skills.

This Module will enhance the ability to become independent and reflexive learners and developing research skills regarding evaluation, critical analysis and synthesis.

Your engineers will be extending their subject knowledge, linking to higher level study and written communication skills for higher level education.

A series of short case studies will form the learning and assessment which are designed to promote the differing modes of research methods.

Course Content

Students will be supported throughout their distance/blended learning programme via their designated Lead Academic, web-conferencing facilities, workshops and their in-house Industrial Mentor.


Subject areas are:


Written Project - Desalination

Student Presentation - Desalination

Written Project - Feasibility Study

Student Presentation - Feasibility Study

Course Outline

Study Mode:  Online Blended Learning - Part Time

Location:   Visits to Regional Centres/West Yorkshire  

Duration:  12 Weeks - to run concurrently with the Mini Work-Based Project Module being 15 Weeks


Language:  English


Learning Hours:  200 guided hours


Start Date:  To be confirmed


Credit Value: 20

Enquire about our courses

Please complete the Enquiry Form  and we will be in touch with you.


Enter any Offer Codes

Entry Level

Students will be in full time employment within the industry some knowledge and experience of metallurgy processes.


Functional Skills in Mathematics and English (Level 2)

To have undertaken Metallurgical Science 1 & 2 Modules or equivalent covering all the elements set out in the Course Modules.

Students will provide a copy of their CV, qualifications and any other training certificates together with a letter of application explaining how the course will benefit them and their future career goals.  This information, along with visits to the workplace will be assessed by our Admissions Team.

bottom of page