Mechanical Engineering for England (HTQ) at DN Colleges Group - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson EDI

Mechanical Engineering for England (HTQ)

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Course summary

The BTEC Higher National Certificate (HTQ) provides a broad introduction to the engineering sector as well as a focused introduction to mechanical engineering. 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. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and in the workplace. 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. This course is particularly relevant to people already working in or looking to develop a career within Mechanical Engineering. The course promotes a rounded skill-set relevant across a variety of different professions. Graduates of this programme typically go on to work in areas including manufacturing, the power industry, design, maintenance and civil engineering. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC), students can develop their careers in the engineering sector through: • Entering employment • Continuing existing employment • Linking with the appropriate Professional Bodies • Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates [if appropriate] • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) further provides a solid academic foundation in engineering, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. Following level 4 HNC, the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma further allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study (level 6 onwards).

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


This course is comprised of the following core, level 4 units that all students complete. Each unit has a 15-credit value: • Unit 4001: Engineering Design • Unit 4002: Engineering Maths • Unit 4004: Managing a Professional Engineering Project • Unit 4008: Mechanical Principles • Unit 4011: Fluid Mechanics • Unit 4013: Fundamental of Thermodynamics & Heat Engines • Unit 4014: Production Engineering for Manufacture • Unit 4017: Quality and Process Improvement Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

Assessment method

All Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) have a practical focus in delivery that compliments the theoretical underpinnings of Engineering study. Students can expect to experience a timetabled schedule of theory-led lectures/seminars alongside practical, assessment and employability workshops that prepare them for industry. All students also receive timetabled tutorial support alongside the formal curriculum. Assessment methods are varied to ensure holistic assessment is achieved in Higher Technical Qualifications. These can include: • Practicals • Essay-writing • Reports • Project development and management • Computer-aided design • Podcasts/vodcasts • Poster preparation/presentation/symposiums • Presentations • Time-constrained/time-limited assessment • Reflection • Peer Review • Observation

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment) There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example: • Books/texts - You will have access to texts from your unit reading lists in our Learning Resource Centres as well as Pearson’s dedicated HN Global platform but, you may wish to buy your own copies for personal use. • Printing and photocopying • Trips and enhancement opportunities
Mechanical Engineering for England (HTQ) at DN Colleges Group - UCAS