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Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) including English, maths (grade B/5 or above) and science (grade B/5 or above) plus A*- C (grade 9 - 4) in two of the following - design technology, business and ICT, or BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate/Diploma in Engineering with DM and a distinction in ‘Maths for Engineering’ with GCSE maths (grade B/5 or above), plus a good school report commenting on attendance, punctuality, behaviour and commitment.

Who is the course for

This course is for students who are currently seeking employment at technician engineer level in the electrical, electronics or computer environment.

Course Content

Year 1 course = 7 units

Year 2 course = 8 units

Year 1:

  • Engineering principles
  • Delivery of engineering processes safely as a team
  • Engineering product design and manufacture
  • Applied commercial and quality principles in engineering
  • Calculus to solve engineering problems
  • Electronic devices and circuits
  • Static mechanical principles in practice.

Year 2:

  • Micro-controller systems for engineers
  • Specialist engineering project
  • Further engineering mathematics
  • Electrical machines
  • Power and energy electronics
  • Analogue electronic circuits
  • Electronic measurement and testing of circuits
  • Digital and analogue electronic systems.

Study Methods

A balance of lectures, laboratory/practical work, tutorials, projects and assignment work.

How is the course assessed

Engineering Principles, Engineering Project Design and Manufacture and Micro-controller Systems for Engineers are assessed externally.

All other units are internally assessed by coursework.

Where next - Further Studies

Progress from the BTEC National Foundation Diploma to the Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (subject to academic performance and attendance) or an apprenticeship. After completing the Extended Diploma,

progress onto a higher education course.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Gain employment in the electronics, power, control and computer-related areas such as electronics design and development, commissioning, installation, maintenance and fault-diagnosis, computer systems, trouble-shooting,

project planning and technical services/sales.

More Information

Last updated: 12 January 2018

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 03 September 2018

Starts: 03/09/2018

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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