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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Year 1 of 3 year course)

HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)
Course summary
3 years
Part time

Course description

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 Mechanical Engineering.

Course Content

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.

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)
  • Unit 27 Static Mechanical Principles in practice (Optional IA)

Year 3

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

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.

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.

Where next - Job Opportunities

You can go into employment in the engineering sector.

Suitability - Who should attend?

National Certificate/Diploma

About provider

HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)

HCUC - Harrow College & Uxbridge College

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HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)

Park Road
UB8 1NQ Uxbridge Middlesex

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