Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (RQF).
This one year course is suitable for young, mature adults seeing to reskill / upskill in the engineering sector.
In this one year course, students continue to build on the essential skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for all engineers whilst working through a larger number of subject-specific specialist and optional units. This year has 5 mandatory units out of which two are core units including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and three are specialist units. In addition to mandatory units, there are two additional specialist units. All units are 15 credit units except Research project which is a 30 credit unit. Core Units (Mandatory)
Research Project (Yearly)
Specialist Units (Mandatory)
Further Mathematics (Yearly)
Virtual Engineering (Yearly)
Additional Specialist Units
Industrial Systems (Yearly)
Mixture of theory by lectures/teaching, practical demonstrations, workshops, tutorials, virtual learning environments, guest speakers and field trips with 15 contact hours per week over 32 weeks during academic year. Student are expected to complete approximately 90 hours per unit for each 15 credit unit of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments) and unsupervised form of learning (e.g. e-learning, e-assessment, coursework, work-based learning, etc.).
Assessment is through a series of time-constrained written assignments which involve design projects, practical, simulation, posters, logbooks and presentations.
Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be found at https://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com
Our previous students have progressed onto the second/final year of a relevant degree course at the following universities:
University of Westminster
London Metropolitan University
London South Bank University
Anglia Ruskin University
West London University
East London University
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the Engineering sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: production engineer, design engineer, project engineering, installation and commissioning, maintenance engineer, technical sales, technical trainers, technician, lecturers, quality control, etc.
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on
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UCAS code: H301
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2020-21 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.
Last updated 06 April 2020
The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration.
Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government.
Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary.
If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students.
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