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Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English, maths and science or a relevant Level 2 qualification, preferably at merit or above. A school report commenting on attendance, punctuality, behaviour and commitment

is also required.

Who is the course for

This course is for students who are interested in a career in electromechanical engineering.

Course Content

Year 1 course = 90 credit Diploma.

Year 2 course = a further 90 credits providing in total a 180 credit Extended Diploma.

You will study five mandatory units and 12 specialist units (accumulating 180 credits) all must be passed to achieve the qualification.

Mandatory units.

  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Communication for engineering technicians
  • Engineering project
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Mechanical principles and applications.

Specialist units.

  • Business operations in engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Further mechanical principles and applications
  • Applications of mechanical systems in engineering
  • Principles and applications of fluid mechanics
  • Engineering drawing for technicians
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Engineering primary forming processes
  • Engineering secondary and finishing techniques and processes
  • Applications of computer numerical control in engineering
  • Further mathematics for technicians.

Study Methods

Each unit is studied through workshop and classroom activities. There is a weekly tutorial and private study to enable students to work on their own.

Additional support is available in mathematics and English. All students will undertake at least one Functional Skill as part of this course.

How is the course assessed

All the units are assessed by course assignments, which meet BTEC grading criteria for Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Where next - Further Studies

After successful completion of this course you may transfer onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (180 credits) and then you may go to into higher education or into a specialist area of employment.

Where next - Job Opportunities

You can go into employment in the engineering sector.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 05 September 2016

Starts: 05/09/2016

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00