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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

GCSE grades 4-9 in five subjects including Mathematics, Science, English Language and 2 of the following - Design Technology, Business and ICT.

Or BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering with overall MM, and merit in Unit 10 Mathematics for Engineering, with GCSE grades 4-9 in Mathematics.

And a good academic reference or school report.

Who is the course for

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

Course Content

This course is equivalent in size to three A Levels. 15 units of which 7 are mandatory and 3 are external. All units must be passed to achieve the qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Engineering Principles (External Examination)
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (Internal Assessment)
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (External Assessment)
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering (Internal Assessment)
  • A Specialist Engineering Project (Internal Assessment)
  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers (External Assessment)
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Internal Assessment)

Optional Units

  • Further Engineering Mathematics (Internal Assessment)
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits (Internal Assessment)
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials (Internal Assessment)
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Non-metallic Materials (Internal Assessment)
  • Static Mechanical Principles in Practice (Internal Assessment)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice (Internal Assessment)
  • Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics (Internal Assessment)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

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.

How is the course assessed

Units 1, 3 and 6 will be accessed externally by the awarding body (Pearson). The remaining units will be accessed internally by course assignments and tests.

Where next - Further Studies

After successful completion of this course you may transfer onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and then you may go to into higher education, or an apprenticeship

Where next - Job Opportunities

You can go into employment in the mechanical engineering sector.

More Information

Subject to entry criteria being met, selected high performing students may join the WLIoT programme.

Last updated: 27 April 2020

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.