HNC Mechanical Engineering

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2019
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Part Time
  • Awarding Body
    Pearson
  • Cost
    TBC
  • Centre Location
    Bridgwater
  • Course Description

    This part-time, one day per week course is designed for those looking to develop a career in mechanical engineering, with the emphasis on applying mechanical theory to practical situations. Studying in new, state of the art engineering facilities, with industry-standard equipment.

    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 the academic part of a Higher Apprenticeship.

    Example modules could include:

    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering Maths
    • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
    • Mechanical Principles
    • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
    • Fluid mechanics
    • Materials, Properties and Testing
  • 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 course or study a Degree course at a university of your choice. Alternatively, you could progress to employment. Graduates find roles 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.