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Entry Requirements

One A Level either in maths, physics or engineering with grade A*-C or BTEC Level 3 Diploma at merit, pass or Extended Diploma at merit, pass, pass in Mechanical Engineering. You should have the unit 'maths for engineering technicians' at grade merit or above

You should have GCSEs in English, maths and science (A*-C) or equivalent

You will take a College test involving maths and general science/engineering.

For further details on entry requirements, please see the Higher Education Guide 2015-16 on our website.

Who is the course for

This 2 year part-time course is for those who wish to develop higher levels of technical competence as required by senior technicians, technical engineers or incorporated engineers.

Course Content

Mandatory core units:

  • Analytical methods for engineers
  • Engineering science
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation.

Specialist units include:

  • Mechanical principles
  • Business management techniques for engineers
  • Further mathematics for technicians
  • Materials engineering
  • Advanced computer-aided design techniques.

Study Methods

Mixture of theory by lectures/teaching, practicals and simulations with 7 contact hours. Student are expected to complete approximately 7 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments). Learners will get two formative (submitted before deadline) and two summative feedbacks.

For workshop lessons students may need PPE (overall, boots and safety glasses) which may cost up to £25. These can be bought buy directly from suppliers.

How is the course assessed

Assessment by combination of practical, simulation and exams based on assessment criteria for each unit.

Where next - Further Studies

Students can go on to the BTEC Level 5 HND in Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Uxbridge College.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Jobs within the industry.

More Information

Students will attend College on Thursday between 9am - 5pm.

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.

Last updated: 10 June 2016

How to Apply

All applications for HND courses are through Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS). For an application pack, contact UCAS on 01242 227788 or visit

For information and advice from the College you can also make an initial application by clicking the Apply Now button below. Our Information, Advice and Guidance team can provide you with support and advice to help you through the UCAS process.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Fri 30 September 2016

Starts: 30/09/2016

Duration: 64 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Thursday 09:00 to 17:00