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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical EngineeringUxbridge College

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About this course

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering:

This course is for students who are interested in a career in electromechanical engineering.

Course Content

You will study five mandatory units and 12 specialist units (accumulating 180 credits) all must be passed to achieve the qualification.

Mandatory units.

Health and safety in the engineering workplace
Communication for engineering technicians
Engineering project
Mathematics for engineering technicians
Mechanical principles and applications.

Specialist units.

Business operations in engineering
Engineering design
Properties and applications of engineering materials
Further mechanical principles and applications
Applications of mechanical systems in engineering
Principles and applications of fluid mechanics
Engineering drawing for technicians
Electrical and electronic principles
Engineering primary forming processes
Engineering secondary and finishing techniques and processes
Applications of computer numerical control in engineering
Further mathematics for technicians.

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.

Additional support is available in mathematics and English. All students will undertake at least one Functional Skill as part of this course.

How is the course assessed

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

Where next - Further Studies

The Level 5 HND Diploma in Engineering at Uxbridge College or a Level 5 HND Diploma or degree course

in associated disciplines.

Course dates & prices

Starting Length Days you attend Tutor Where Class size Price
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1 year

Full time Not specified Uxbridge,
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*More info: There are no tuition fees for home students aged 16-18 years old. All students pay a £5 ID card fee and additional materials and course costs may apply. Tuition fees may apply for students aged 19+ and the cost depends on your circumstances. All 19+ students pay a £35 College registration fee and £5 for an ID card. Annual car parking costs £140, if required. Please contact the college for more details.

Additional entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A* C including English, mathematics and scienceor Level 2 qualification, or equivalent, in a related subject preferably at merit or aboveA good school report commenting on attendance, punctuality, behaviour andcommitment. Other relevant qualifications will be considered individually. Mature students will be accepted based on previous industry experience at the discretion of the course tutor.

Course level



Other regulated/accredited qualification (National Certificate/Diploma)

Awarding body

Edexcel Ltd

Subject areas

Mechanical Engineering (General)

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course reference: B3EEMF (use this when contacting provider)


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