The Extended Diploma course is 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.

Year 1 - Foundation Diploma
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)
  • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Internal Assessment)

    Specialist Units:
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits (Internal Assessment)
  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering (Internal Assessment)

    Year 2 - Extended Diploma

    Mandatory units:
  • A Specialist Engineering Project (Internal Assessment)
  • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers (External Assessment)

    Specialist Units:
  • Further Engineering Mathematics (Internal Assessment)
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Non-metallic Materials (Internal Assessment)
  • Static Mechanical Principles in Practice (Internal Assessment)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice (Internal Assessment)
  • Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics (Internal Assessment)
  • Thermodynamics Principles and Practice
  • 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?

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

  • More information

    Subject to entry criteria being met, selected high performing students may join the WLIoT programme.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    You can go into employment in the mechanical engineering sector.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    After successful completion of Year 1 you can progress onto the second year to gain the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. From there you can go onto an apprenticeship or onto higher education at our West London Institute of Technology to study Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND qualifications.

  • 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 2024

Starts 2 September 2024

Duration 1 Year(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

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