HNC in Mechanical EngineeringHNC • Level 4
About the course
Looking to further your education within the sector of Engineering? This course will enable you to develop and apply your understanding of Mechanical Engineering, via advanced analytical and mechanical principle theory. The course will comprise of theoretical and practical modules which will be assessed through written assessments, exams and group work via seminars. Learners will develop skills that will help them to progress within the challenge and diverse field of Engineering. The majority of the analytical subjects in this course are studied during the first year, and this provides a solid foundation for the specialist mechanical modules that are undertaken during the second year. It is essential the modern Mechanical Engineer is competent in Computer Aided Design and Engineering Drawing, and Engineering Design, all of which are studied in depth on this course.
Type of LearningUniversity Study
Study ModePart-time block release
Years 1 and 2 (delivered at Burnley College): The standard full time tuition fee rate per year for this course in 2023/24 for UK students is £4000
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS points. A-Levels, pass in Mathematics and a Science or Technology-based subject. Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (1080) in an Engineering subject, grade DMM. Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (540) in an Engineering subject, grade D*D. Access to HE Diploma in Engineering, grade pass with a minimum score of 106 UCAS points. We are unable to accept international applications for this course. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual which means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements, predicted grades (where applicable), and industry experience.
Analytical Methods; Engineering Science; Drawing & CAD; Engineering Design; Advanced Materials Technology; Mechanical Principles
Assessments take place throughout the year, and are typically in the form written essay-style assignments and exams. The use of seminar-produced portfolios and practical laboratory based submissions are also used in some modules.
Careers & Progression
Upon completion of the course, career prospects within the Engineering sector will be enhanced, as learners will be able to apply for roles within the sector requiring a Higher Education qualification. This typically would open up opportunities in leadership and management as well as specialist or senior engineer. Learners can also opt to continue their studies with by topping-up their HNC to a HND in Engineering.