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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

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 interested in a career in mechanical engineering.

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
  • Mechanical behaviour of metallic materials
  • Mechanical behaviour of non-metallic materials
  • Dynamic mechanical principles in practice
  • Principles and applications of fluid mechanics
  • Mechanical measurement and inspection technology.

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

After completion of this course you may transfer onto the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and then you may go to into higher education (subject to academic performance and attendance).

Where next - Job Opportunities

You can go into employment in the mechanical engineering sector.

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 Tue 01 September 2020

Starts: 01/09/2020

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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


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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.