The Higher National Certificate in Engineering (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 1year full time or 2 years part-time.
Full-time: two days per week over the academic year.
Part-time: one day per week or two evenings.
This course is ideal for students wishing to work within the mechanical engineering industry. Our programme is flexibly structured and provides both a practical and academic challenge, within the framework of current industrial practices in Engineering. For some students, the HNC is the qualification most appropriate to immediate needs. You could, however, progress onto the fulltime HND Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) programme.
UCAS Course Code: 002H
All units included within this programme have been selected on the basis of meeting a broad range of local industry needs.
– Engineering Design (15 Credits)
– Engineering Maths (15 Credits)
– Engineering Science (15 Credits)
– Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines (15 Credits)
– Managing a Professional Engineering Project (15 Credits)
– Materials, Properties and Testing (15 Credits)
– Mechanical Principles (15 Credits)
– Industry 4.0 (15 Credits)
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.
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, subject to an interview with an appropriate member of the teaching team or Programme Leader.
The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in engineering, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate, students can develop their careers in the engineering sector through:
• Entering employment
• Continuing existing employment
• Linking with the appropriate Professional Bodies
• Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates [if appropriate]
• Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)