The HNC Mechanical Engineering gives you opportunities to learn and understand the core principles and technologies that underpin Mechanical Engineering. This will be an essential platform for tackling many mechanical tasks and developing a more in-depth knowledge of Mechanical Engineering. Designed to meet the needs of employers in Mechanical Engineering and Management, the HNC level is primarily intended to give students the opportunity to develop sound practical mechanical investigation, construction, measuring, testing and project skills. Studied over two years, the course content is directly relevant to the profession to enable students to make an immediate or ongoing difference in employment. The HNC will equip you with the skills required to seek employment in a wide range of manufacturing, service and public sector organisations at engineering. Depending on the options you choose, you can also achieve a degree of specialisation in one or more of the areas of engineering drawing, CNC, CAD, Design for Manufacture, Control Systems, Industrial System, Economics of Manufacture, or Engineering Measurement. Emphasizing the importance of work-based experience, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to existing companies and gain valuable skills that will inform your future practice. You will be expected to complete a level of self-directed study throughout the duration of this course, and we require you to commit a dedicated amount of time to your learning both in and of college.
HNC Modules: Mechanical Principles, Engineering Design, Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Managing a Professional Engineering Project, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Fluid Mechanics & Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines.
The programme uses a variety of assessment techniques to ensure that you can demonstrate the range of learning outcomes. Subject knowledge and understanding is assessed through examinations, coursework essays, coursework reports, individual or group presentations, written evaluations, debates and posters will be used as other forms of assessment. These also assess a range of transferable skills, including confidence in academic written communication.
How to apply
To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
We welcome applications from mature students over the age of 21 and may be flexible in our normal offer if you show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience of working within the industry.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£4500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£4500||Year 1|
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