Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Tue 01 September 2020

Starts: 01/09/2020

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades 9-4 (grade A*-C) including English, maths, science and 2 of the following - design technology, business and ICT or BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate/Diploma in Engineering with overall MP, merit in Mathematics for Engineering. If necessary references may be taken up.

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.

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 an apprenticeship or into a specialist area of employment in the mechanical engineering sector.

Where next - Job Opportunities

You can go into employment in the engineering sector.

More Information

Last updated: 31 October 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 Tue 01 September 2020

Starts: 01/09/2020

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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

Courses

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RACHEL

I study Level 3 Mechanical Engineering at Uxbridge College. There is a sense of discipline in the college and that makes the environment better for learning. My teachers here are absolutely supportive, approachable and nurturing and are always encouraging us. We have fully equipped workshops with the latest machinery and supportive technicians, who are always ready to help. I like events such as ‘Women in STEM’, they keep me motivated. I would definitely recommend Uxbridge College because I feel it has everything it takes to build a successful future.