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Course summary

The Higher National Certificate is a university-level qualification (Level 4) with a strong vocational emphasis. It is a nationally recognised qualification that equips you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in employment or the opportunity to progress to study at university. For people currently employed in a related field, an HNC provides the opportunity to upgrade knowledge and skills, combining work and study and may be a more cost-effective alternative to university study. This course is equivalent to the first year of a full time university-level programme. Our supportive environment for learning will give you the best opportunity to succeed by providing you with individual attention whilst studying. You will get to know all your teachers well and benefit from a supportive and friendly environment. The Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering has been developed to focus on equipping individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in employment in the Mechanical Engineering Industries.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.

Modules

The Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering has been developed to focus on equipping individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in employment in the Mechanical Engineering Industries. Indicative Modules:

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Mechanical Pathway:
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Materials Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Further Mathematics for Technicians
  • Computer-aided Design and Manufacture
There is strong emphasis on analysis and evaluation of subject-specialist concepts and procedures. Learners will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life, enabling learners to make an immediate contribution providing flexibility knowledge skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
HH30
Institution code:
F66
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5000 Year 1
Scotland £5000 Year 1
Wales £5000 Year 1
Channel Islands £5000 Year 1
EU £5000 Year 1
International £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mechanical Engineering at University Centre Farnborough - UCAS