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Control Systems Engineering (Mechatronics and Robotics) 16-18 Only - Level 2 Certificate at Harrow College

Course description

This course will appeal to those students who:

  • Have a keen interest in the application of Physics, Electronics, Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experience
  • Want the opportunity to carry out practical work as well as class work
  • Want to study a course that is active and enjoyable
  • Want to move on to a higher level course

The Cambridge Nationals in Systems Control in Engineering will develop learners’ understanding of computer and microprocessor applications within engineering and their knowledge of basic electronic principles, applying these to the manufacture of electronic and electrical circuits.

Course content

This a one year course which covers a wide range of engineering disciplines studied alongside GCSE English, Maths and Physics. In addition you will complete the BTEC Level 1 Foundation Project (Mechatronics and Robotics). Students will also use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to design and test electronic circuits.

The engineering modules include;

Electronic Principles Simulate , construct and test electronic circuits Engineering Applications of Computers Process Control Systems.

Through classroom teaching, practical activities, group work, research and educational visits.

Entry requirements

You will normally need to have the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade D including Physics or Science/Additional Science (DD)
  • Evidence of Maths & English at GCSE grade D


This is a 30% coursework based course and 70% exams. Each unit is assessed by assignments which are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. Each unit is then given a grade, with a final grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* awarded for the overall qualification. Additionally students will be taking GCSE English, Maths and Physics exams.

Financial information

Please see our information on fees and bursaries on the Young Learners (16+) pages of the website. Any fees paid for full time programmes are non refundable. Please contact Admissions if you would like further information or advice.

Future opportunities

With further training or study, students go into careers such as:

  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics

The course provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as: A levels or Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Engineering or related Science / Technology areas.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

You will need all standard stationary equipment, including folders and a scientific calculator.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 March 2016
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