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HNC Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Overview

The Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental concepts, principles and theories of engineering, analysis and design, practical and technical skills, and transferable business skills relevant to engineering. This course is ideal for students wishing to work within the mechanical engineering industry. This programme is flexibly structured and provides a practical and academic challenge within the framework of current industrial practices in engineering.

Normally studied over a 2 year period (part-time), these programmes can also be studied over 3 years (part-time). This model enables students to grasp the scientific and mathematical aspects of the programme in the first year

Mechanical Engineering

Year 1

– Engineering Maths
– Engineering Science
– Engineering Design
– Mechanical Principles
– Automation, Robotics and PLCs

Year 2

– Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set)
– Advanced Mechanical Principles
– Lean Manufacturing
– Materials, Properties and Testing
– Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

You will normally be required to have achieved the BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or A Level or NVQ/VRQ Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area.

If you hold significant practical experience or craft qualifications but not the usual Level 3 entry requirement, your
application would also be considered.

For the majority of students, the HNC is the qualification most appropriate to immediate needs. You could, however, progress into a part-time HND Mechanical Engineering programme at UCNL.

This could then enable you to consider progression to a degree programme at a university.

A variety of forms of coursework assessment are employed on the programme. These include written descriptive and numerical assignments, short tests, laboratory and workshop appraisals, personal projects, group work, self- and peer-assessment, portfolio preparation and case studies.

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    • Course Title

      HNC Engineering (Mechanical)

    • Start Date


    • Full Time – Typically Sept-Jun delivery

    • Enquire Now