Mechanical Engineering for England (HTQ) at City College Norwich (incorporating Easton College) - UCAS

Course summary

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving engineering sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications also aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. This course is for individuals wishing to develop higher-level professional skills relevant to the mechanical engineering sector. The Level 4 units lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to the engineering sector as well as a focused introduction to mechanical engineering. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for more specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility. Students will gain a wide range of scientific and engineering knowledge linked to practical skills obtained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. By the end of Level 4 study, students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of mechanical engineering. They will be competent in a range of subject specific skills as well as in general skills and qualities relevant to these key areas of engineering. If you have any specific questions about this course, please contact Dr Dimitris Kakofengitis - Course Leader HN Engineering, email: [email protected]

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


The course comprises on Core mandatory and Core specialist units. The Core mandatory units are: Engineering Design Engineering Maths Managing a professional engineering project Specialist Mandatory: Mechanical Principles Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines Quality and Process Improvement Production Engineering for Manufacture

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment technique will be covered in this course ranging from scenario based course work and projects, practical work and demonstrations, to time constrained assessments and both groups and individual presentations. Units will be graded at an overall pass, merit or distinction (or fail if the learning outcomes have not been achieved). The content and assessments are aligning to professional body competency standards, this supports students to develop as professional practitioners for the future. The Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering for England maps to the following Level 4 Occupational Standard: Engineering Manufacturing Technician

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

International applicants

Unfortunately, we are unable to consider International/Overseas applicants for this course due to UKVI Regulations (ie anyone who would require a Student Visa to study in the UK).

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

HNC or HND per 15 credit unit UK fee: £800, International Fee: £970 HNC or HND "Top Up" (120 credits) UK fee: £6,400, International Fee: £7,760 Full HND (240 Credits) UK fee: £12,800, International Fee: £15,520 In addition to the course fees, there is also a Pearson registration fee. Information about fees and funding for this course can be found on the City College Norwich website here:
Mechanical Engineering for England (HTQ) at City College Norwich (incorporating Easton College) - UCAS