HNC Mechanical Engineering
About This Course
The programme evaluates the underpinning areas of engineering, design, processes, systems and technology, including various branches of science and mathematics.
It is designed to provide students who are seeking to further their career in a range of manufacturing, processing and service industries. The HNC provides students who have completed a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in an Engineering discipline with a thorough understanding of eight further engineering subjects.
Applicants will normally hold a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering discipline. Applicants are also required to hold English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C/4.
- Unit 1: Engineering Design
- Unit 2: Engineering Maths
- Unit 3: Engineering Science
- Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project
- Unit 5: Renewable Energy
- Unit 8: Mechanical Principles
- Unit 11: Fluid Mechanics
- Unit 13: Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
There may be a further opportunity to complete two additional units (part-time only) over two years in order to be able to complete a HND over 1 year for one day per week.
The assessment methods include a combination of written and practical assessments.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in the Engineering sector. Engineering careers can begin with work opportunities with small to medium enterprise organisations (those with fewer than 250 employees), or with national and multi-national organisations. Many also go onto self-employment, which is usually not possible until a graduate has several years’ experience. Other graduates will go on to work for large organisations, which may comprise roles in engineering management, engineering maintenance and servicing, project management, design engineering, planning or working on large infrastructure projects linked to the engineering and construction industries.
Further study at level 5: Higher National Diploma in General Engineering at The Grimsby Institute, employment in industry as an Engineer or continue studies at another University.