Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Mechanical Engineering is vital to all aspects of our everyday lives and is everywhere you look. It involves the design, construction and operation of mechanical systems and has a central role in many professional industries. The HNC Engineering programme will develop high quality engineers skilled in the measurement and testing of materials, engineering software applications and CAD Cam. The course is designed to support the needs of local engineering and manufacturing companies and to address a range of regional skill shortages. Opportunities have been created throughout the programme for students to engage and work on a variety of projects with local business. The programme will develop high quality engineers, with appropriate people and communication skills to succeed in the modern working environment. Individuals will be provided with the opportunity to develop employability skills through team projects, formal presentations, and the need to submit technical reports to a professional standard. STUDENT EXPERIENCE: This course is delivered at main site campus in Barnstaple where classes take place in the new Engineering building where specialised mechanical laboratories are designed to provide maximum opportunity for students to gain practical learning experiences relating to design, build and test methodology. It is equipped with beam/load bearing testing devices to develop knowledge and understanding of material strengths through experiential methods of learning. Computer rooms have up to date CAD software such that students can work to industry standard drawings and design work. ENGAGEMENT WITH INDUSTRY: Most students are already in the workplace and seminars and peer discussions facilitate the sharing of workplace experiences across the cohort and thus, those not yet in a related employment can gain insights, and those in the workplace can compare and contrast working experiences, skills and ideas. There is a positive working relationship with local employers that allows visits to nearby industries which are useful in supporting particular modules and are close enough to allow short trips out without impinging on other teaching sessions. Students can therefore expect a varied and enriched teaching and learning experience due to the location of the college and their positive engagement with local industries.   This programme has been designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge base required to work in your chosen specialism or other graduate opportunities. It is also a platform from which you can undertake additional vocational and academic qualifications.


Analytical Methods Engineering Science Introduction to Engineering Software Advanced CAD Techniques Engineering Materials Level 4 Project

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4625 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4625 Year 1
Scotland £4625 Year 1
Wales £4625 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
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