Furness College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering

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Course summary

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Acquisition of knowledge is mainly supported through lectures and directed learning. The role of directed learning increases as the course progresses. Understanding is reinforced through practical, tutorial and seminar work. This may involve a series of small exercises, extended case studies or discussions. Drop-in help sessions are provided to support particular areas

Course details


HNC Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering requires 120 credits including a minimum of 40 at Level 5 or above. Level 4 FT1601 Engineering Mathematics - 10 credits FT1604 Aspects of Industrial Management - 20 credits FT1605 Mechanical Principles - 10 credits FT1606 Engineering Drawing and Design - 20 credits FT1707 Computer Aided Engineering - 20 credits Level 5 FT2600 Engineering Project - 20 credits FT2602 Engineering Science - 20 credits

Assessment method

Informal and formative feedback is provided in tutorial, seminar and practical classes through class discussion and individual advice. Formal assessment is through practical and written coursework, and time-constrained examinations, which may include on-line multiple-choice exams, traditional examinations, open-book examinations and partially-seen questions.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course code1HNM
Institution code F95
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points 120 UCAS tariff points at A Level within an appropriate subject Or BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, with at least a Merit in six modules including both Further Maths and an appropriate Mechanical science based module. OR An alternative equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject at the appropriate level to be determined via interview. AND 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English Qualifications equivalent to the above. Key skills in Mathematics level 2 will be accepted as an alternative for GCSE Mathematics Key skills in Communication level 2 will be accepted as an alternative for GCSE English

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6673 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6673 Year 1
Scotland £6673 Year 1
Wales £6673 Year 1

Additional fee information

In 2019/20, Full-time fees are £6450 per year plus a one-off BTEC registration fee of £220 meaning that the total fee is £6670. Part-time fees in 2019/20 are £3225 per year (£1075 per 20 credit module) plus a one-off BTEC registration fee of £220 meaning that the total fee is £3445. Please note, fees are set and are payable on a yearly basis and are subject to a small increase in line with inflation. For more details on additional costs, please refer to the HE Tuition Fees Contract.
Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering at Furness College - UCAS