HNC in Mechanical Engineering // Level 4

This course is designed for those who wish to, or are already working as Senior Technicians. It will provide you with knowledge that you can use in work situations and the College has industry standard equipment to make sure that you can perfect the techniques you need.


1 Engineering Design 15 4 M
2 Engineering Maths 15 4 M
3 Engineering Science 15 4 M
4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project 15 4 M
8 Mechanical Principles 15 4 S
13 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines 15 4 S
9 Materials Properties and Testing 15 4 O
23 Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM) 15 4 O

Entry requirements

Generally, students should be at least 18 and have either:

  • A BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in a relevant subject grade MM
  • Merit grade in BTEC Further Maths and Principles module
  • At least one A level and a minimum of four GCSE’s (including Mathematics & Science) at grade C or above

Mature students with other qualifications or appropriate work experiences may be considered. Proof of Employment or Placement within the applied field of study is essential.    

If you have not got your Level 3 maths qualification or had a break in learning and need some extra maths revision you could enrol onto our Level 3 Maths bridging unit starting in July. 


Assignments and a work-based project.

Progression & Careers

Progression onto a Foundation Degree or direct access onto a number of undergraduate degree courses such as BEng or post graduate MEng. The College has very good relationships with local and national employers to make sure that your training gets you up-to-date with all the skills employers are looking for and opens up a wide variety of career paths.

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Course detail
Classification HNC
Course Mode Part-time
Level Level 4
Duration Two years
Location Coast Road Campus
Annual fee £2260.00
Start September