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  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Location

    Yeovil College University Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

This programme of study will give you an overview and in depth look at Mechanical Engineering. The HNC programme comprises of 8 units of which 4 are compulsory and on 1 is a specialist Mechanical Engineering unit. The remaining 3 Mechanical units are all about an in depth look at the mechanical principles, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. As with all engineering, you will need to study higher level mathematics as well as Engineering Science along with Engineering Design and Management of Projects. What you learn in these units is then applied to your remaining units. This course is appropriate both for those wishing to continue their education through applied learning, as well as offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment.The course is taught by well qualified and industry experienced lectures who are dedicated to ensuring student success through effective curriculum delivery and high-quality pastoral support. The team includes staff with relevant industrial and Mechanical Engineering expertise.This course is offered on a full-time or part-time basis. The part-time course is taught over one day per week and takes approximately 18 months to complete. The full-time course is taught over two days per week and takes one year to complete.**Work Experience and Placement**There is no requirement for work experience or a work placement within an Engineering company.**After the Course**If you successfully achieve your programme of study, you will be awarded a Pearson Higher National Certificate (Level 4) in Mechanical Engineering, after which there are a number of options open to you. Firstly, you could progress to the next level of academic study eg if you have completed and achieved an HNC then you can apply to go on and study for a HND. If you have successfully completed an HND then you could apply to complete a full BEng Honours degree. Your second option would be to seek employment with an engineering company.If you wish to study for an HND in Mechanical Engineering, you will need to successfully complete an HNC first as your HND unit build on the knowledge gained in your HNC. You need to complete 7 units at level 5 to be awarded an HND, plus, your successful achievement of your HNC at level 4.

Application deadline

25 January

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Equivalent to 48 UCAS tariff points or above in associated subject(s)


University information

Yeovil College University Centre

  • Campus address

    Yeovil College (University Centre Yeovil), Mudford Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4DR, England

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