Equivalent in size to three A Levels. 15 units of which 7 are mandatory and 3 are external. All units must be passed to achieve the qualification.

Mandatory units.

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

    Optional Units (8 of the following)
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Non-metallic Materials
  • Static Mechanical Principles in Practice
  • Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice
  • Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamic Principles and Practice
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits*
  • 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 Mechanical 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?

    All the units are assessed by external examinations and course assignments, which meet BTEC grading criteria for Pass, Merit and Distinction.

  • 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.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Apprenticeship or 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 Mechanical Engineering at Uxbridge College / West London IoT, then progressing to Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Mechanical 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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