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Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC (part-time)

  • L4
  • HE

This course is for you if you are already working in a technical role within the engineering industry and are looking to obtain a vocational qualification at a higher level to support your position or to progress within your organisation. If you are a trainee or an apprentice and have already completed your Level 3 in an appropriate engineering discipline then this nationally recognised qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding you need to develop your career in mechanical and manufacturing engineering at a higher level.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 2 A-Levels at grade A*-C in Mathematics and Physics, OR
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits) in Mechanical Engineering (at Merit or above), including Further Maths, OR
  • An equivalent Level 3 qualification (120 credits) in a related engineering discipline (at Merit or above), including Further Maths.

If you do not meet fully the above criteria it may be possible to gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview where you will be considered individually on your relevant engineering / industrial experience and engineering knowledge rather than just your qualifications. At interview you will need to demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics and mechanical engineering principles.

Course content

Typical range of units (subject to annual review):

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Materials, Properties and Testing
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson set)
  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

Assessment methods

Assessment is on a continuing basis and will include a range of assessment methods, such as: time-constrained tests, assignments, practical lab-work, research, presentations etc..

Additional information

During the course, you will be required to attend college for one day a week, for a period of two years. Additional study and reading will be required and expected outside of College.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fee per unitLocationCourse Code
2 years 19/09/2018 Wed 9.00 am - 6.30 pm £750 Cauldwell Street D342 Course in progress

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Accessibility
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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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