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Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 2 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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

Entry Requirements

GCSE grades (A*-C) 9-5 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 DM, and distinctions in Unit 10 Mathematics for Engineering and Unit 11 Engineering Science, with GCSE grades 4-9 in Mathematics and English Language.

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

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

Optional Units (8 of the following)

  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Non-metallic Materials
  • Static Mechanical Principles in Practice
  • Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice
  • Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamic Principles and Practice
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits*

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

All the units are assessed by external examinations and course assignments, which meet BTEC grading criteria for Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Where next - Further Studies

University, the Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering at Uxbridge College.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Apprenticeship or employment in the engineering sector.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 2 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.

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I chose Uxbridge College as I was impressed with the engineering labs they had for my mechanical engineering course. They are set with the latest equipment and complement my studies. Not just the engineering but the computing facilities are also equipped with the latest software thus providing us with the best overall learning. The best thing about Uxbridge College is the environment, with supportive staff who are always ready to help, when you need it. I will definitely recommend Uxbridge College and I think the College can boost your future as an engineer.