Enriching Engineering With Projects For an External Client

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This case study looks at the themes of knowledge and transfer technology as well as enrichment and enhancement in STEM. This project has been developed since 2007 by Leicester College, in partnership with the National Space Centre, for learners on the BTEC National Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering. Learners build and test a Mars Rover (buggy) to specifications set by the external client at the Space Centre.

The project is delivered over two years, and culminates with testing the Rovers at the Space Centre and the presentation of the final projects to the client. Learners enhance their progression opportunities by developing skills required by employers and generate excellent evidence for their UCAS statements and CVs.

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