BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
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.
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.
- Health and safety in the engineering workplace
- Communication for engineering technicians
- Engineering project
- Mathematics for engineering technicians
- Mechanical principles and applications.
- 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.
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.
Last updated: 31 October 2018
How to Apply
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- 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.