Access to Higher Education - Engineering - MK College

Access to Higher Education – Engineering

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The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering is an Adult Only qualification that prepares engineers who are over 18 after completing a Level 2 qualification, may not have the traditional qualifications (e.g. A-Levels) for a direct entry route to Degree/HNC Level or for those wishing to make a career change or who have been out of formal education for a significant time to help build their skills and confidence.

The QAA fully regulates the diploma and is a widely recognised progression route by most UK universities.

What will I do?

Some of the Technical Units studied included within the Qualification are:

  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) for Engineers
  • Electrical Science for Engineers
  • Mechanical Science for Engineers
  • Further Mathematics for Engineers
  • Independent Academic Study for Engineers

Students will also complete study skills, which include Essay Writing and Research Techniques.

There are a total of 60 credits; 45 are graded, and 15 are ungraded.

What’s next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you can enrol on the HTQ in Engineering at Milton Keynes College and gain a Level 4 qualification. Alternatively, you could seek employment in the industry in a junior position. Your tutors will support you in this and advise you on any applications.

Is it for me?

Students applying for this course shall have a proven background in a STEM-related subject/workplace. You should be prepared to complete academic work within both a formal college environment and work independently to engage with and complete the course content successfully.

Entry Requirements

GCSEs in English, Maths and Science (STEM-related subject) at Grade 5 or C and above.

Course Information

  1. Access to HE – Engineering



    16 Sep 2024


    09:00 – 17:00


    Innovation and Technology Centre

    • FEES

    • 19 – 23


    • 24+

      Fully Funded

    • Overseas

      Fully Funded

Course Highlights

  1. Fully equipped facilities.
  2. Experienced and knowledgeable staff from a diverse engineering background.
  3. Key local employers have contributed to the design and development of the programme.

How will my progress be monitored?

You will have regular feedback throughout the course in response to formal submitted work and during lesson activities.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods for the Course include a minimum of 4 internally controlled exams, presentations, academic writing, controlled condition assessments and practical observations.

How much will I have to study each week?

The course is taught over two full days each week for one year, which you must attend in person.

In addition, you will need to set aside at least 5 hours a week of home study. You must be confident that you can dedicate the required time to complete the demands of the course successfully.

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