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.
Candidates can choose from Core Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering pathways.

Year 1

  • 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)

    Year 2
  • Unit 3 Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (Mandatory EA)
  • Unit 4 Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering (Mandatory IA)

    Core and Electrical/Electronic Engineering Pathways:
  • Unit 19 Electronic Devices and Circuits (Optional IA)

    Mechanical Engineering pathway:
  • Unit 27 Static Mechanical Principles in Practice (Optional IA)

    Year 3
  • Unit 5 A specialist Engineering Project (Mandatory IA)

    Core Engineering pathway:
  • Unit 8 Further Engineering Mathematics (Optional IA)
  • Unit 25 Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials (Optional IA)
  • Unit 27 Static Mechanical Principles in Practice (Optional IA)

    Electrical/Electronic Engineering pathway:
  • Unit 15 Electrical Machines (Optional IA)
  • Unit 18 Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission (Optional IA)
  • Unit 20 Analogue Electronic Circuits (Optional IA)

    Mechanical Engineering pathway:
  • 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
  • Entry requirements

    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 Engineering.

  • Study methods

    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.

  • More information

    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.

    Certification is based upon the achievement of the passing the course content and paying the fees in full.
    Once you have clicked the Enrol Now button and completed and submitted your online application, Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) will be in touch to discuss your application further.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    You can go into employment in the engineering sector.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Course starting Sep 2023

Starts 11 September 2023

Duration 105 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Fees £2285.00

Days/Time Monday
09:00 - 17:00

About this course

Part Time


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