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Mechanical Engineering HTQ (Part time)

Engineering Intermediate (Level 2).


Mechanical Engineering HTQ (Part time)

The Level 4 HNC lays the foundation of higher learning in mechanical engineering. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment and will be competent in a range of subject-specific and general skills and qualities relevant to key areas of engineering.

This HNC is specifically designed for students wishing to progress in mechanical engineering. It provides a good grounding in Engineering whilst providing a specialism at higher level in a range of mechanical subjects.

All units are supported by industry experienced staff in purpose built labs extensively equipped for this subject area.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements
  • 2 full A-Levels at grade A*-C in Mathematics and Physics,


  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits) in Mechanical or Manufacturing or General Engineering (at Merit or above), including Further Maths,


  • Level 3 T-Level in Engineering (minimum 120 UCAS Tariff points – at Merit or above),


  • Relevant industrial experience will also be taken into consideration where you will be expected to demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics and engineering principles at interview and/or undertake a foundation year of bridging units in Level 3 Maths/Further Maths and Mechanical Principles.

In addition to one of the above it is expected that you have GCSE (A*-C or 9-4) or Level 2 equivalent qualifications at a pass level in English Language, Mathematics and can demonstrate competence in ICT.

What qualification will I gain?

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering for England.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of methods some of which include:

  • Time-constrained, open or closed-book tests
  • Presentations (group or individual)
  • Reports
  • Assignments
  • Practical and lab work.

Course content

What will I study?


  • U4002: Engineering Maths
  • U4008: Mechanical Principles
  • U4011: Fluid Mechanics
  • U4013: Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
  • U4004: Managing a Project
  • U4001: Engineering Design
  • U4014: Prod Eng Manufacture
  • U4017: Quality & Process


Next steps

Course progression:

This course allows progression to a Level 5 HND in Engineering, or may allow entry to the second year of a degree program.

Additional information

Course trips etc.

Various trips to support modules may be offered throughout the year dependent on company availability. Previous trips have included manufacturers, automation plants and power stations.

Course costs

There are no additional mandatory costs once enrolled, however the team may recommend text books and equipment that students could purchase to practice at home.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 18/09/2024
Type: HE
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 8:30am - 6:00pm
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Fees: £3,000.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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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.

Any questions?

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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.