CQHE Level 4 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering




Qualification Title 

Certificate for Mechanical Engineering



Credit Equivalency 

60 Credit 

Qualification Number 





First Year Core Units (Mandatory)

  • Engineering Design (Yearly)

  • Engineering Maths (Yearly)

  • Engineering science (Yearly)

Specialist Units (Mandatory)

  • Mechanical Principles (Yearly)

Second Year Core Units (Mandatory)

  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set) (Yearly).

Specialist Units (Mandatory)

  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines (Yearly).

Additional Specialist Units


  • Fluid Mechanics (Yearly)

  • Materials, Properties and Testing (Yearly).

Entry requirements

One A Level either in maths, physics or engineering with grade C or above, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma with MP grade or a BTEC Extended Diploma with MPP grade in Mechanical Engineering plus the unit: Maths for Engineering Technicians at grade merit or above or Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded in Engineering (30 credits with pass and 15 credits with merit especially Maths subject) or international equivalent of the above (UK ENIC equivalent qualification).

Students with the Level 3 qualification in an engineering discipline with industrial experience may be considered.

You should have GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 – 4) in English, maths and science or equivalent, plus you will take a college test in maths and general science/engineering.


All students who are non-native English speakers 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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