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HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering (UCREG0002*)

Part Time
Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampus 
HNC Mechanical Engineering07/09/202024/06/2022University Centre RotherhamAvailable for applications
HND Mechanical Engineering07/09/202025/06/2021University Centre RotherhamAvailable for applications
Course Overview
These courses are designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of engineering technologies used by businesses nationally and globally.

By studying the theory behind these technologies, you will develop knowledge of how engineering systems feature in everyday life.

These courses provide advanced technical knowledge through general engineering principles, concepts and theory.

You will study higher-level technical vocational engineering skills to prepare you for a range of related occupations. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) course is offered on a part-time basis over 3 semesters (18 months) and can be topped up to a Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification with further study.

Modules Covered
Level 4
Semester 1:
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Materials
  • Properties and Testing

Semester 2:
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat
  • Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials

Semester 3:
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Engineering Design

Level 5
Semester 1:
  • Further Maths
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles
  • ThermoFluids

Semester 2:
  • Professional Engineering Project
  • Virtual Engineering
  • Further PLC’s

Semester 3:
  • Research Project

Why study with us?
We continually invest in new equipment and facilities, including mechatronics, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) facilities, and metallurgy and science laboratories.

With industry-experienced tutors, the BTEC HNC and HND in General Engineering courses are designed to equip you with the skills set desired by employers within the engineering industry and provide you with new opportunities for career development, an improved salary and increased job satisfaction.

Entry requirements
Level 4 HNC entry requirements:
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification
Level 5 HND entry requirements:
  • The HND is an 18-month top-up from the HNC Mechanical Engineering. The units gained on your HNC must be transferable to suit the HND matrix

How to apply?
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Next Step button at the top of the page.

Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of these courses you could go into employment as an Engineer, another engineering-related occupation or progress onto an engineering degree.

These courses will also enhance your career opportunities and help meet aspirations for career progression to supervisor or managerial level roles.

University Centre Rotherham (UCR)
This course is partially delivered at the new University Centre Rotherham (UCR) and Rotherham College Town Centre Campus to provide you the best workshops for the practical elements of your course. Click here to visit the website.

Please Note
We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2019-20 and 2020-21. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.