The Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) covers the fundamental concepts, principles and theories of engineering, analysis and design, practical and technical skills, and transferable business skills relevant to engineering. This course is ideal for students wishing to work within the mechanical engineering industry. This programme is flexibly structured and provides a practical and academic challenge within the framework of current industrial practices in engineering. This course is particularly relevant to people already working in, or looking to develop a career within Mechanical Engineering. This course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including Manufacturing, Power industry, Design, Maintenance and Civil Engineering If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in engineering, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate, 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)
This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:
- Engineering Design (15 Credits)
- Engineering Maths (15 Credits)
- Engineering Science (15 Credits)
- Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines (15 Credits)
- Managing a Professional Engineering Project (15 Credits)
- Materials, Properties and Testing (15 Credits)
- Mechanical Principles (15 Credits)
- Production for Engineering Manufacture (15 Credits)
The primary way of delivering this course is on campus. On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your tutor. Students studying part-time will receive 7 hours of teaching per week throughout this course full-time students 14 hours of teaching. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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
If you hold significant practical experience or craft qualifications but not the usual level 3 entry requirement, your application would also be considered, subject to an interview with an appropriate member of the teaching team or Programme Leader.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
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