BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Yr 1 of 3 yr course)
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.
Mature candidates and those with overseas qualifications will also be considered, subject to interview and initial assessment.
Who is the course for
This course is for students who are interested in a career in Mechanical Engineering.
This course is equivalent in size to two A Levels. It has 10 units of which 6 are mandatory and 2 are externally assessed. All units must be passed to achieve the qualification.
- Unit 1 Engineering Principles (Mandatory EA)
- Unit 2 Delivery of Engineering Processes safety as a Team (Mandatory IA)
- Unit 7 Calculus to solve Engineering problems (Mandatory IA)
- Unit 3 Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (Mandatory EA)
- Unit 4 Applied Commercial and quality principles in Engineering (Mandatory IA)
- Unit 27 Static Mechanical Principles in practice (Optional IA)
- Unit 5 A specialist Engineering Project (Mandatory IA)
- Unit 25 Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials (Optional IA)
- Unit 28 Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice (Optional IA)
- Unit 29 Principles and applications of fluid Mechanics (Optional IA)
IA – Internal Assessment EA – External Assessment
Each unit is studied through workshop, online and classroom activities. There is a weekly tutorial and private study to enable students to work on their own.
Theory is delivered through blended learning which may include face to face and some online learning including Google classroom, I-GVS, Zoom and other online learning platforms. The mode of delivery will be governed by the Covid-19 guidelines adopted by the college at that time and may vary throughout the course.
How is the course assessed
Units 1 and 3 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 Engineering (1 year part time) and then you may go to into higher education, or an apprenticeship.
Where next - Job Opportunities
You can go into employment in the engineering sector.
The fee quoted is for the first year only. Candidates will be required to pay each year of the course – total cost for the course is around £6,200.
PLEASE NOTE If you have made an application between 17 July and 22 August, Sanjay will contact you on his return to the office from 23 August onwards.
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.