HNC Mechanical Engineering

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2018
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Part Time
  • Awarding Body
    Edexcel
  • Cost
    TBC
  • Centre Location
    Bridgwater
  • Course Description

    Mechanical Engineers work to research, develop and manage projects devising innovative solutions in design and manufacture. Graduates find roles within industries such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, energy and water. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and understanding of how advanced and innovative engineering underpins the mechanical design, advanced manufacturing and technical service areas of the industry. This course can also form part of a Higher Apprenticeship.

    Example modules include:

    You will need to study a number of units in order to achieve this qualification and areas of study may include:

    • Project Design
    • Implementation and Evaluation
    • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture
    • Mechanical Principles and Fluid Mechanics.  
  • Teaching and Assessment

    You will learn through a combination of lectures, directed study, assignment work, practical exercises and the completion of a work-based project relevant to your employment or industry.

    Assessment will be via assignments and may include laboratory work, investigations, projects, practical exercises and integrative assignments that link various subject areas. 

  • Progression Opportunities

    You could choose to progress onto an HND Top-up course, which focuses on the management of the engineering industry, or study a Degree course at a university of your choice. Alternatively, you could progress to employment.

    Upon completion you may gain employment or progress your career in the engineering sector within industries such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, energy and water. 

  • Entry Requirements

    You will require full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject and at least 4 GCSE at grade A* - C, including Maths and English or their Level 2 equivalents. For mature applicants we will accept a wide range of qualifications and experience and we encourage you to contact us. 

    To ensure your application is considered, please apply before Friday 25 August 2017.