Accessibility links

Mechanical Engineering BTEC 90 Credit Diploma & Extended Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

This course will focus on developing knowledge of mechanical systems, Engineering design, analysing problems, designing and implementing solutions. It also provides in-depth knowledge of Engineering materials and applications.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • safety in engineering
  • manufacturing methods
  • Mechanical Science
  • Mathematics
  • mechanical principles and applications
  • materials technology
  • Engineering drawing and design
  • technical communications
  • Engineering projects

On the course you will:

  • develop your research skills
  • advance your technical knowledge
  • design and create your own mechanical solutions
  • develop your mathematical skills
  • complete a project on a related topic of your choice

Entry requirements

Four or more GCSEs at grades A*-C, including Mathematics (grade 9-5). Students currently taking an intermediate vocational course will need a full Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma with Merit in a related subject and a grade 5 in Mathematics.


Assessment is through internally assessed assignments.

Future opportunities

On completion of the course, you will be able to choose from a number of options including going to university to study Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering or Business-related degrees. You could also seek employment as a Technician, Trainee Manager or Junior Engineer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
Provider logo

Key information


  • More information
    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.