Engineering Design

Exam Board: OCR

Cambridge National in Engineering Design helps students understand the processes of engineering design and how market requirements inform client briefs. Through practical activities they develop skills in computer modelling and model making and how to communicate design ideas effectively.

The Cambridge National qualification in Engineering provides an engaging, robust, broad-based introduction to engineering. Alongside classroom teaching, learners can gain knowledge, skills and understanding through practical participation in engineering activities. This enables them to gain engineering knowledge and allows them to become familiar with the language, skills and processes required to work in the engineering industry. Learners are given the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of skills in engineering in preparation for higher level engineering courses or apprenticeships.

Cambridge National in Engineering Design provides a strong foundation for further study at AS and A-level as well as vocational pathways.

To support this progression, the assessment objectives, structure and titles are very similar to those detailed in the AS and A-Level Product Design specifications.


75% Controlled Assessment
25% = Product Analysis and Research 
25% = Developing and Presenting Engineering Designs
25% = Realisation of Designs

25% Exam
Design Briefs and Specifications