University Centre Truro and Penwith

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Mechanical Engineering

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Course summary

This course has been designed to help students in Cornwall and the south-west develop their knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering. The Higher National Diploma will provide them with an understanding of theory and a range of skills to enable them to gain employment across a range of practice. The course emphasises a deeper professional practice and gives the opportunity for producing an appropriate portfolio that demonstrates a growing professional expertise. The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of some sector-specific skills and experience through the specialist units in each pathway, with the opportunity to pursue a particular interest through the appropriate selection of optional units. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace activities.

Course details


Year 1 - Core Modules Engineering Design Engineering Maths Engineering Science Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines Managing a Professional Engineering Project Mechanical Principles Year 2 - Core Modules Advanced Mechanical Principles Further Mathematics Professional Engineering Management Research Project (30 credits) Virtual Engineering Modules may be subject to change

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately, we are unable to consider international applicants.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8224 Year 1
EU £9335 Year 1
England £8224 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8224 Year 1
Scotland £8224 Year 1
Wales £8224 Year 1
Channel Islands £8224 Year 1
International £9335 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 Truro and Penwith - UCAS