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Course summary

The course is designed for applicants who are new to engineering, or have studied for a practical level 3 subject and wish to gain a HNC level 4 qualification. The course focusses on developing the core engineering skills required by industry, along with those specific skills for mechanical engineering. In addition to the engineering knowledge you’ll gain and skills you’ll hone, the course will develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving engineering sector adapting to a constantly changing world. Holders of a BTEC Higher National in Engineering meet the academic requirements for the Engineering Council Engineering Technician Standard (EngTech).


Year 1 (Level 3/4) General Engineering Principles: regardless of your chosen specialism, an understanding of the fundamental principles which underlie modern Engineering will stand you in good stead for your future career, including the study of mathematics. Engineering Science: scientific theory to design, develop or maintain structures, machines, systems, and processes Engineering Design Project: turns an idea into a useful artefact, the problem into a solution, or something ugly and inefficient into an elegant, desirable and cost-effective everyday object. Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Engineering: CAD is the use of computer technology in engineering industries, enabling the exploration of design ideas, the visualising of concepts and to simulate how a design will look and perform in the real world prior to production. Study Skills: developing academic skills throughout the programme in readiness for higher academic achievement. Year 2 Engineering Design, Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Managing a Professional Engineering Project, Mechanical Principles, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines, Mechanical Workshop Practices,

Assessment method

The course is continuously assessed through a number of assignments set within the individual units. The assessment methods are wide and varied. You could find yourself writing a technical report, delivering a presentation, planning, producing and evaluating a practical design or producing an artefact. The assessment methods are chosen with a view to developing the skills demanded of industry.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Bournville College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 or above, equivalent Level 2 qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills to IELTS 5.5 including reading and writing at 5.5.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6000 Year 1
England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6000 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.
Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) at South and City College Birmingham - UCAS