Mechanical engineers are essential to the workings of our modern world, combining imagination and technology to offer innovative solutions.
They design, build and test new products, processes and systems. On this exciting new course, you’ll develop holistic engineering knowledge and problem-solving abilities as you work towards a globally-recognised qualification, sought after in a wide range of sectors.
About the course
Mathematical and scientific principles underpin mechanical engineering, used to produce engineering designs and manage engineering projects. You will expand your problem-solving abilities, working as part of a team and developing key analytical skills. You’ll study advanced design analysis and manufacturing techniques, enabling you to turn engineering design solutions into innovative, efficient, durable and sustainable products and systems. Advanced mathematical and engineering modelling techniques are used for optimising mechanical and thermodynamic systems such as power transmission mechanisms and heat exchangers.
HNC Core units:
- Engineering Science
- Managing a Professional Engineering Project
- Engineering Maths
- Engineering Design
HNC Indicative specialist units:
- Materials, Properties and Testing
- Mechanical Principles
- Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
- Fluid Mechanics
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Jesse Boot Avenue
Start: Monday 23rd September 2024
Fees / reductions:
The tuition fee is per year.
Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.
Tuition fee: £8,250
Course code: C049105 / Q049106
Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
We expect applicants to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy. We accept GCSE passes in English Language and maths at Grades 9 to 4 (previously A* to C).
Applicants must also have a minimum of 48 UCAS points from study at Level 3:
Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.
Mature applicants not meeting the standard entry criteria but with relevant industry or life experience are very welcome to apply.
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A variety of traditional and innovative assessment methods are used, including: essays, technical reports, project plans, worked solutions and presentations.
The HNC qualification is widely recognised in its own right and provides students with the skills required for employment in a broad range of industries with either a managerial or technical bias. After successfully completing the HNC you could top up your qualification to the HND at the college and then the third year of a BEng or BSc (Honours) degree at a wide range of institutions.
Graduates will be well-placed for a career in a variety of engineering sectors including manufacturing, utilities, power generation, process, aerospace, rail and automotive. Typical roles include design, research, testing, production, quality, operations, maintenance and project management.