OverviewMechanical Engineering HNC (Part time)
This course is for you if you are already working in a technical role within the engineering industry and are looking to obtain a vocational qualification at a higher level to support your position or to progress within your organisation. If you are a trainee or an apprentice and have already completed your Level 3 in an appropriate engineering discipline then this qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding you need to develop your career in mechanical and manufacturing engineering at a higher level.
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You will need:
- 2 full A-Levels at grade A*-C in Mathematics and Physics, OR
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits) in Mechanical Engineering (at Merit or above), including Further Maths, OR
- An equivalent Level 3 qualification (120 credits) in a related Engineering discipline (at Merit or above), including Further Maths.
If you do not meet fully meet the above criteria it may be possible to gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview where you will be considered individually on your relevant engineering / industrial experience and engineering knowledge rather than just your qualifications. At interview you will need to demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics and mechanical engineering principles.
Typical range of units (subject to annual review):
- Engineering Mathematics 1
- Electro-Mechanical Fundamental Science
- Pneumatic and Hydraulic Applications
- Engineering Materials
- Mechanical Principles
- Manufacturing Processes
Assessment is on a continuing basis and will include a range of assessment methods, such as: time-constrained tests, assignments, practical lab-work, research, presentations etc..
During the course, you will be required to attend college for one day a week, for a period of two years. Additional study and reading will be required and expected outside of College.
You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.Find out more
If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
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