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Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Thu 01 September 2022

Starts: 01/09/2022

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 2 (grade E) or above including English, maths and science. We will also need a good school report or academic reference.

Who is the course for

If you enjoy building and testing circuits and want to make products in mechanical engineering workshops, this course is for you.

Course Content

The course comprises of one mandatory unit and eight specialist units.

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Working in Engineering (mandatory unit)
  • Unit 2: Introduction to Machining Engineering Materials
  • Unit 3: Introduction to Cutting, Forming and Assembling Engineering Materials
  • Unit 5: Introduction to Electronics
  • Unit 6: Introduction to Electrical Installation
  • Unit 13: Introduction to Basic Maths and Science used in Engineering
  • Unit 15: Introduction to Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)
  • Unit 16: Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Unit 26: Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

Study Methods

Text reading, lectures, taking notes in class and practicals.

How is the course assessed

Unit 1 (mandatory unit) is assessed by an online external exam. All other units are assessed by knowledge and practical tests marked by lecturers.

Where next - Further Studies

BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering

Where next - Job Opportunities

Employment in the electrical/electronic or mechanical engineering environment or apprenticeship.

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: 1 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.