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.
This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:
- 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)
- Production for Engineering Manufacture (15 Credits)
Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.
This is a blended learning course where there will be weekly on campus delivery, online learning, and workshop/tutorials to attend.
On campus delivery will primarily be classroom-based delivery supported by online learning. Online learning will be for students to work independently at their own pace to complete activities or go through content allocated by the tutor. Workshops/tutorials will be offered to provide support and enrichment activities.
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.
This course is particularly relevant to people already working in, or looking to develop a career within Mechanical Engineering that can study in evening and independently.
This course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including Manufacturing, Power industry, Design, Maintenance and Civil Engineering
If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. 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)
UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.
We also have a range of other financial support available.
Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:
- Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
- Printing and photocopying
- Trips and enhancement opportunities
You may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.