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Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering: Full-Time  

Course Code 
HC4NMF 
Full-Time Programme  
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00  
Entry Requirements 
One A Level either in maths, physics or engineering with grade C or above, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma with MP grade or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with MPP grade in Mechanical Engineering plus the unit: Maths for Engineering Technicians at grade merit or above or international equivalent of the above (UK ENIC equivalent qualification). 
 
Students with the Level 3 qualification in an engineering discipline with industrial experience may be considered. You should have GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) in English, maths and science or equivalent, plus you will take a college test in maths and general science/engineering. 
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. 
Who is the course for? 
This one-year course is suitable for young, mature adults seeing to reskill/upskill in the engineering sector. 
Course Content  
In this one year course, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the engineering sector by studying level 4 units. The Level-4 HNC course has 6 mandatory units out of which four are core units including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and two are specialist units. In addition to mandatory units, there are two additional specialist units. All units in HNC are 15 credit units.  
 
Core Units (Mandatory): 
 
Engineering Design (Yearly) 
Engineering Maths (Yearly) 
Engineering Science (Yearly) 
Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set) (Yearly)  
Specialist Units (Mandatory): 
 
Mechanical Principles (Yearly) 
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines (Semester 2)  
Additional Specialist Units: 
 
Fluid Mechanics (Semester 1) 
Materials, Properties and Testing (Yearly) 
Study Methods 
A mix of theory by lectures/teaching (70%), practical demonstrations/workshops (25%), tutorials/virtual learning environments (2%), guest speakers and field trips (3%) with 15 contact hours per week over 32 weeks during academic year. Student are expected to complete approximately 90 hours per unit for each 15 credit unit of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments) and unsupervised form of learning (e.g. e-learning, e-assessment, coursework, work-based learning, etc.). 
How is the course assessed 
Assessment is through a series of time-constrained written assignments which involve design projects, practical, simulation, posters, logbooks and presentations and tests (10%). 
Where next - Further Studies 
Students passing the HNC course will be able to progress onto the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) at Uxbridge College, with a view to completing a full degree programme at university. Many professional bodies also recognise the HNC for further professional study. 
 
Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National Diploma graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be at found https://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the Engineering sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: production engineer, design engineer, project engineering, installation and commissioning, maintenance engineer, technical sales, technical trainers, technician, lecturers, quality control, etc. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
UCAS Code: H300 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home student: £5,716 
Overseas student: £7,682 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. 
 
Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. 
 
Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. 
 
If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students. 
How to apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering: Part-Time 

Course Code 
HC4NMD 
Part-Time Programme 
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 64 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Thursday 09:00 to 17:00 
Entry Requirements 
One A Level either in maths, physics or engineering with grade C or above, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma with MP grade or a BTEC Extended Diploma with MPP grade in Mechanical Engineering plus the unit: Maths for Engineering Technicians at grade merit or above or Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded in Engineering (30 credits with pass and 15 credits with merit especially Maths subject) or international equivalent of the above (UK ENIC equivalent qualification). Students with the Level 3 qualification in an engineering discipline with industrial experience may be considered. You should have GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) in English, maths and science or equivalent, plus you will take a college test in maths and general science/engineering.  
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. 
Who is the course for  
This two-year part-time course is suitable for young, mature adults seeing to reskill / upskill in the engineering sector or those who have completed apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering environment. 
Course Content 
In two years of this course, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the engineering sector by studying level 4 units. Altogether, this course has 6 mandatory units out of which four are core units including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and two are specialist units. In addition to mandatory units, there are two additional specialist units. All units are 15 credit units. 
 
First Year Core Units (Mandatory): 
 
Engineering Design (Yearly) 
Engineering Maths (Yearly) 
Engineering science (Yearly) 
Specialist Units (Mandatory): 
 
Mechanical Principles (Yearly) 
Second Year Core Units (Mandatory): 
 
Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set) (Yearly). 
Specialist Units (Mandatory): 
 
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines (Semester 2). 
Additional Specialist Units: 
 
Fluid Mechanics (Semester 1) 
Materials, Properties and Testing (Yearly). 
Study Methods 
Mix of theory by lectures/teaching (70%), practical demonstrations/workshops (25%), tutorials/virtual learning environments (2%), guest speakers and field trips (3%) with 7.5 contact hours per week over 32 weeks during academic year. Student are expected to complete approximately 90 hours per unit for each 15 credit unit of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments) and unsupervised form of learning (e.g. e-learning, e-assessment, coursework, work-based learning, etc.). 
How is the course assessed 
Assessment is through a series of time-constrained written assignments which involve design projects, practical, simulation, posters, logbooks, presentations and tests (10%). 
Where next - Further Studies 
Students passing the HNC course will be able to progress onto the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) at Uxbridge College, with a view to completing a full degree programme at university. Many professional bodies also recognise the HNC for further professional study. 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the Engineering sector. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home student: £4,123 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students 
How to Apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the courseYou will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Mechanical Engineering: Full-Time  

Course Code 
HD5NMF 
Full-Time Programme  
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00  
Entry Requirements 
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (RQF). 
Who is the course for? 
This one year course is suitable for young, mature adults seeing to reskill / upskill in the engineering sector. 
Course Content  
In this one year course, students continue to build on the essential skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for all engineers whilst working through a larger number of subject-specific specialist and optional units. This year has 5 mandatory units out of which two are core units including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and three are specialist units. In addition to mandatory units, there are two additional specialist units. All units are 15 credit units except Research project which is a 30 credit unit.  
 
Core Units (Mandatory): 
 
Research Project (Yearly) 
Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set) (Yearly) 
Specialist Units (Mandatory): 
 
Further Mathematics (Yearly) 
Virtual Engineering (Yearly) 
Advanced Mechanical Principles (Semester 1) 
Additional Specialist Units: 
 
Industrial Systems (Yearly) 
Thermofluids (Semester 2) 
Study Methods 
A mix of theory by lectures/teaching, practical demonstrations, workshops, tutorials, virtual learning environments, guest speakers and field trips with 15 contact hours per week over 32 weeks during academic year. Student are expected to complete approximately 90 hours per unit for each 15 credit unit of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments) and unsupervised form of learning (e.g. e-learning, e-assessment, coursework, work-based learning, etc.). 
How is the course assessed 
Assessment is through a series of time-constrained written assignments which involve design projects, practical, simulation, posters, logbooks and presentations. 
Where next - Further Studies 
Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be found at https://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com Our previous students have progressed onto the second/final year of a relevant degree course at the following universities: 
 
Hertfordshire University 
Middlesex University 
Greenwich University 
University of Westminster 
London Metropolitan University 
London South Bank University 
Anglia Ruskin University 
West London University 
East London University 
Nottingham University 
Brunel University 
Surrey university 
City university 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the Engineering sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: production engineer, design engineer, project engineering, installation and commissioning, maintenance engineer, technical sales, technical trainers, technician, lecturers, quality control, etc. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
UCAS Code: H301 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home student: £5,727 
Overseas student: £7,543 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. 
 
Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. 
 
Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. 
 
If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students. 
How to apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Mechanical Engineering: Part-Time 

Course Code 
HD5NMD 
Part-Time Programme 
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 64 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Thursday 09:00 to 17:00 
Entry Requirements 
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (RQF). 
Who is the course for  
This two-year course is suitable for young, mature adults seeing to reskill/upskill in the engineering sector. 
Course Content 
In this two-year course, students continue to build on the essential skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for all engineers whilst working through a larger number of subject-specific specialist and optional units. This year has 5 mandatory units out of which two are core units including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and three are specialist units. In addition to mandatory units, there are two additional specialist units. All units are 15 credit units except Research project which is a 30 credit unit. 
 
Core Units (Mandatory): 
 
Research Project (Yearly-2) 
Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set) (Yearly-2) 
Specialist Units (Mandatory): 
 
Further Mathematics (Yearly-2) 
Virtual Engineering (Yearly-1) 
Advanced Mechanical Principles (Year-1) 
Additional Specialist Units: 
 
Industrial Systems (Yearly-1) 
Thermofluids (Year-1) 
 
Study Methods 
Mix of theory by lectures/teaching (70%), practical demonstrations/workshops (25%), tutorials/virtual learning environments (2%), guest speakers and field trips (3%) with 7.5 contact hours per week over 32 weeks during academic year. Student are expected to complete approximately 90 hours per unit for each 15 credit unit of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments) and unsupervised form of learning (e.g. e-learning, e-assessment, coursework, work-based learning, etc.). 
How is the course assessed 
Assessment is through a series of time-constrained written assignments which involve design projects, practical, simulation, posters, logbooks and presentations. 
Where next - Further Studies 
Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be found at https://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com Our previous students have progressed onto the second/final year of a relevant degree course at the following universities: 
 
Hertfordshire University 
Middlesex University 
Greenwich University 
University of Westminster 
London Metropolitan University 
London South Bank University 
Anglia Ruskin University 
West London University 
East London University 
Nottingham University 
Brunel University 
Surrey University 
City University 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the Engineering sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: production engineer, design engineer, project engineering, installation and commissioning, maintenance engineer, technical sales, technical trainers, technician, lecturers, quality control, etc. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home student: £3,929 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students 
How to Apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

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