BTEC HNC L4 Dip Engineering - Mechanical HCUC


Awarded by: Pearson EDI

Mechanical Engineering

  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Study mode

    Part-time day

  • Location

    Uxbridge Campus

  • Start date

    29 September 2018

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


In two years of this course, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the engineering sector by studying level 4 units. Altogether, this course has 6 mandatory units out of which four are core units including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and two are specialist units. In addition to mandatory units, there are two additional specialist units. All units are 15 credit units.

First Year

Core Units (Mandatory)

Engineering Design (Yearly)
Engineering Maths (Yearly)
Engineering Science (Semester 1).
Specialist Units (Mandatory)

Mechanical Principles (Semester 2).

Second Year

Core Units (Mandatory)

Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set) (Yearly).
Specialist Units (Mandatory)

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines (Semester 2).
Additional Specialist Units

Fluid Mechanics (Semester 1)
Materials, Properties and Testing (Yearly).

Assessment method

Assessment is through a series of time-constrained written assignments which involve design projects, practical, simulation, posters, logbooks and presentations.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level A* - C A* - C grade in either maths, physics or engineering.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP BTEC Level 3 Diploma with MP grade or a BTEC Extended Diploma with MPP grade in Mechanical Engineering plus the unit; Maths for Engineering Technicians at grade merit or above.
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits
P: 30 credits
Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded in Engineering (30 credits with pass and 15 credits with merit, especially maths subject.

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Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £3,445 Year 1
EU £3,445 Year 1
England £3,445 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3,445 Year 1
Scotland £3,445 Year 1
Wales £3,445 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees quoted are for home students for one year of study and include tuition, exam and materials fees. The tuition fee for the second year of two year programmes will be the same as the first year. First year students must also pay £5 for an ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and £25 for college registration. Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government.If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Information, Advice & Guidance team at Uxbridge College or complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students.