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HNC / HND in Mechanical Engineering

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£5,990 ( £2,995 changed in year 1 and £2,995 charged in year 2)

About the course

The HNC in Mechanical Engineering is primarily an academic, work-related course and is made up of eight units. The course is designed to improve the career prospects of students who are working within the engineering industry and those who wish to broaden their skills set. It will support a career path in mechanical, manufacturing, production, project management and related disciplines.


Those who complete the course will be awarded the Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.

Course content

Subjects covered in the course include Mechanical Principles, Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Design, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines, Engineering Maths, Managing a Professional Engineering Project, Production Engineering for Manufacture, and Quality and Process Improvement.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes place using a variety of methods, including assignments, presentations, projects, and case studies. All students will receive regular feedback on their work and progress from their tutors. The qualification will be graded at pass, merit, and distinction.

Why choose us

The college has an excellent reputation in engineering skills training, built upon an established network of employers within the industry. We have excellent specialist training facilities, labs and workshops, with continuous investment in the latest technologies to support the updating of knowledge and skills in this rapidly developing and evolving industry. Our teaching staff have extensive knowledge of and experience within the Engineering & Manufacturing industry, to better support you in your career aspirations

What could you do next

On successful completion of this course, you can go on to study the Level 5 Higher National Diploma available at the college. The Level 5 course is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant undergraduate engineering related courses, for example:

  • BEng (Hons) Engineering (Mechanical)
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and Management


Studied part-time over two years, students will attend college one day a week for 30 weeks in each year.

Entry requirements

  • Passes at grade C or above in two or more
  • A Levels (80 UCAS tariff points) in relevant subjects, or a relevant Level 3 qualification
  • GCSE maths and English at Grades 9-5 (C or above)
  • Mature students will be assessed on relevant experience
  • All students will be admitted on their ability to benefit from study at this level and their intellectual capacity and motivation to succeed

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