About the course

This course will give you a sound education and training in mechanical engineering. The course is practical-based and prepare you to progress to studying for a HND or degree course in Engineering.

What you will study

  • Mechanical principles and applications
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Communications
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Thermodynamics and hydraulics
  • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices
  • Engineering design and drawing
  • English, maths, science and IT


  • A strong emphasis is placed on practical work and several assignments, projects and practical units are completed throughout the two year course

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs - grades A* - C / 9 - 4 including English and maths
  • OR Engineering Level 2 Diploma
  • Selection is by interview and internal tests

Moving forward

  • Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma

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