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Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Thu 01 September 2022

Starts: 01/09/2022

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 currently seeking employment at technician engineer level in the electrical, electronics or computer environment.

Course Content

You will study five mandatory units and 12 specialist units (accumulating 180 credits) all of which must be passed to obtain the qualification.

Five mandatory units include:

  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Mathematics for technicians
  • Communications for technicians
  • Engineering project
  • Electrical and electronic principles.

Specialist units include:

  • Business operations in engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits
  • Electrical technology
  • Principles and applications of analogue electronics
  • Construction and application of digital systems
  • Microprocessor systems and applications
  • Electronic fault-finding
  • Features and applications of electrical machines
  • Mechanical principles and applications
  • Further mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Further electrical principles.

Study Methods

A balance of lecturer, laboratory/practical work, tutorials, private study periods, projects and assignment work.

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

Students can progress onto the Level 5 HND Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at Uxbridge College or study Electronic/Electric Engineering at university,

Where next - Job Opportunities

Positions in the electronics, power, control and computer related areas such as:

  • electronics design and development, commissioning, installation, maintenance and fault-diagnosis
  • computer systems, trouble-shooting
  • project planning, technical services/sales and aeronautics.

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 Thu 01 September 2022

Starts: 01/09/2022

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.