Mechanical Engineering (General) at London South Bank University - UCAS

Course summary

The world of engineering is dynamic, fast-paced, ever-evolving, and intrinsic to the productivity, efficiency, and advancement of every industry on the planet. That is why highly skilled, well-trained, and qualified Engineers and Technicians are constantly sought-after by employers around the globe. This one-year Level 4 qualification in Engineering is an advanced, technical qualification co-developed with London South Bank University and employers, delivered in a supportive Technical College environment with contemporary state of the art facilities. You will get to perform experiments with real-world applications, using industry-standard equipment, and be taught how to scientifically analyse your results. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the analytical skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress your career or study in this area. You will also undertake industry related enrichment visits and experiences to enhance your learning experience. This immersive and hands-on course will teach you a wide range of technical knowledge, tied to practical engineering skills, gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace activities. Through the study of core units, you will develop the essential and fundamental knowledge, skills, and techniques that all engineers require - irrespective of future specialism- and by selecting a set of focussed study units, you will be able to build a body of specialist knowledge, skills, and techniques to be successful in a range of careers in engineering, at the Technician or Engineer level. Visits to local projects and workplaces are integrated within the course, and students will be able to access some of London South Bank University’s specialist facilities and benefit from the expertise of the University lecturers via master classes and other activities, whilst studying in small groups in a supportive College environment. Gaining this industry-led qualification not only provides you with a direct route to Higher Education, including direct entry to the second year of London South Bank University’s Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering degree, but also equips you with the specialised scientific knowledge and skills needed to fast-track your career as an engineer.


You will study four core units: · Unit 1: Engineering Design · Unit 2: Engineering Maths · Unit 3: Engineering Science · Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project And four specialised units that you select from an extensive list. These could include: · Materials, Properties and Testing · Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines · Fluid Mechanics · Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Engineering

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London South Bank Technical College (LSBTC) Nine Elms
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE Maths grade C or above (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above)

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Mechanical Engineering (General) at London South Bank University - UCAS