Engineering

This course is equivalent in size to three A Levels. It has 15 units of which 7 are mandatory and 3 are externally assessed. All units must be passed to achieve the qualification.

Mandatory units

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

    Optional Units
  • Further Engineering Mathematics (Internal Assessment)
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits (Internal Assessment)
  • Analogue Electronic Circuits (Internal Assessment)
  • Digital and Analogue Electronic Systems (Internal Assessment)
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Non - Metallic Materials (Internal Assessment)
  • Static Mechanical Principles in Practice (Internal Assessment)
  • Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics (Internal Assessment)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (Internal 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.

  • 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 and classroom activities. There is a weekly tutorial and private study to enable students to work on their own.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Units 1, 3 and 6 will be assessed externally by the awarding body (Pearson). The remaining units will be assessed internally by course assignments and tests.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    You will be able to gain employment in the engineering sector.

  • Where Next – Further Studies


    Students can progress onto one of the following routes of further studies.

    • Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Engineering at Uxbridge College / West London IoT, then progressing to Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Engineering and then to top up degree at a university
    • BEng at university
    • Apprenticeship in an engineering discipline
  • 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 2022

Starts 1 September 2022

Duration 2 Year(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Monday-Friday
09:00 - 17:00

About this course

Full Time

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