BTEC Level 3 National Extd. Diploma in Computer Engineering (2 Yrs)
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 Computer Engineering.
This course is equivalent in size to three A Levels. It has 15 units of which 7 are mandatory and 3 are externally assessed. All units must be passed to achieve the qualification.
Mandatory units 1 Engineering Principles (External Examination) 2 Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (Internal Assessment) 3 Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (External Assessment) 4 Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering (Internal Assessment) 5 A Specialist Engineering Project (Internal Assessment) 6 Microcontroller Systems for Engineers (External Assessment) 7 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Internal Assessment) 32 Computer System Principles and Practice (Internal Assessment)
Optional Units 8 Further Engineering Mathematics (Internal Assessment) 19 Electronic Devices and Circuits (Internal Assessment) 33 Computer Systems Security (Internal Assessment) 34 Computer Systems Support and Performance (Internal Assessment) 35 Computer Programming (Internal Assessment) 36 Programmable Logic Controllers (Internal Assessment) 37 Computer Networks (Internal Assessment)
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 assessed externally by the awarding body (Pearson). The remaining units will be assessed 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 Computer Engineering and then you may go to into higher education, or an apprenticeship.
Where next - Job Opportunities
You can go into employment in the computer systems engineering, software engineering, networking sector.
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.