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HNC Mechanical Engineering

The HNC Mechanical Engineering provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the mechanical.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in September. You will be required to study on one extended day per week (typically from 9.00am to 8.00pm) for two years.

What will I study?

The HNC Mechanical Engineering offers the opportunity to study the discipline of mechanical engineering at a technical level, and as such provides you with a qualification that reflects your theoretical and practical knowledge.

You will study the following core units:

  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science

Optional units include:

  • Engineering Design
  • Advanced CAD
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Applications of Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Manufacturing Processes

This course is delivered at the newly refurbished STEM Centre, Technology Campus which has recently received significant investment.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of assignments including phase tests, laboratory work, classwork, case studies and formal end of session written examinations, seminar presentations and practical work.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should hold a National Certificate/Diploma in Engineering or a related subject or a Level 3 VRQ in Engineering or equivalent Qualification.

What are the course fees?

For 2017 entry, tuition fees for part-time study on this undergraduate qualification are £2400 per annum.

Subject to eligibility, students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to students joining this course in academic year 2017/18, together with details of how to apply can be found on our finance page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

The HNC Mechanical Engineering provides you with the skills demanded by industry. It opens up the possibility of a career over a wide range of engineering disciplines, for example design, manufacturing and project management.

The qualification also provides you with the opportunity to seek career development into senior positions in national and international companies.

Students who complete this course choose to progress on to the HND in Mechanical Engineering at University Centre St Helens.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: Gary Freeman

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