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.
Please note: this course is subject to final awarding body approval and validation. Please apply as normal. For more information contact Lambeth College.
- You can study this course at the new London South Bank Technical college (LSBTC) in Nine Elms, London’s buzzing Zone 1.
- Bringing together students, apprentices, employers, industry experts and teachers, this new technical college offers work-based education for students, designed in partnership with businesses across London.
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- You will be taught in a realistic work environment with access to industry-driven workshops and digital learning spaces. It is hands-on learning, where other students become your co-workers on team-based projects.
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|ModeFull-time||Duration1 year||Start dateSeptember||Application code5814||Application method Direct to LSBU|
|ModePart-time||Duration2 years||Start dateSeptember||Application code5815||Application method Direct to LSBU|
London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.
If you are visiting our Southwark Campus, you may wish to use our downloadable campus map (PNG File 466 KB). For information on accessibility, see our DisabledGo access guides.
Walk or bicycle
The University is in easy walking distance of underground and leading overground stations. We are only 20 minutes away from the Thames. We encourage walking and cycling and have bicycle racks on campus. Please check the Transport for London cycling website for London cycling maps and route planners.
LSBU is very well connected, and a large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London.
By train or tube
The Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station, which is right next to campus. The closest rail stations are Elephant & Castle, London Waterloo and London Bridge. To plan your train journey, visit the National Rail website.
London South Bank University does not provide public parking space. There is a limited amount of parking in the area, so we strongly advise using public transport.
Do consider the Congestion Charge if you are driving through London to reach the campus. Find out if you'll be crossing the Congestion Charge zone to reach our Southwark Campus.
TfL journey planner
You can travel to Southwark Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.
Entry Level Requirements
5 GCSE qualifications at grade A*-C or 9-4 (to include, science, Maths and English)
One A Level either in maths, physics, or engineering with grade C or above,
BTEC Level 3 Diploma with MP grade or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with MPP grade in an Engineering plus the unit: Maths for Engineering Technicians at grade merit or above or international equivalent of the above (UK NARIC equivalent qualification)
All students who do not speak English as a first language 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.
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Tuition fees for home students
Tuition fees for international students
Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering (General) (LSB Technical College) (PT) - Year 1
UK fee: £ International fee: £ AOS/LSBU code: 5815 Session code: 1PX00 Total course fee: UK: £7500.00 International: £0.00
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering (General) (LSB Technical College) (PT) - Year 2
UK fee: £ International fee: £ AOS/LSBU code: 5815 Session code: 2PX00 Total course fee: UK: £7500.00 International: £0.00
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering (General) (LSB Technical College) (FT) - Year 1
UK fee: £ International fee: £ AOS/LSBU code: 5814 Session code: 1FX00
|Mode||Duration||Start date||Application code||Application method|
|Mode Full-time||Duration 1 year||Start date September||Application code 5814||Application method Direct to LSBU|
|Mode Part-time||Duration 2 years||Start date September||Application code 5815||Application method Direct to LSBU|
The course offers students a broad introduction to engineering at degree-level study via mandatory core units, while allowing for the acquisition of specialist skills and experience through specialist engineering units. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in evidence-based practice, personal research, self-study, directed study and workplace learning and experience.
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
This course could lead to direct employment in a variety of engineering-related industries and roles, including Maintenance Engineer, Engineering Maintenance Technician, Production Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineering; or give you the opportunity to progress straight to Higher Education.
After successfully passing the Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering), you may wish to consider progressing to Higher Education, including direct entry to the second year of London South Bank University’s Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering degree. You may also consider another of London South Bank University’s degree courses (additional qualifications may be required):
Teaching and Assessment
Assessment is continuous throughout the course, with a combination of written assignments, practical tasks, design projects, presentations, and time-constraint assignments and exams.
The assessment is criterion-referenced, and all units will be individually graded as ‘pass,’ ‘merit’ or ‘distinction.’
Both oral and written feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.
Course Enquiries - UK
Tel: 0207 815 7500Register your interest