Loughborough College

Engineering (Mechanical) Loughborough College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

TEF Gold

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The HND Mechanical Engineering gives you opportunities to learn and understand the core principles and technologies that underpin Mechanical Engineering. This will be an essential platform for tackling many mechanical tasks and developing a more in-depth knowledge of Mechanical Engineering.

Designed to meet the needs of employers in Mechanical Engineering and Management, the HND level is primarily intended to give students the opportunity to develop sound practical mechanical investigation, construction, measuring, testing and project skills, these are critical to being a good mechanical engineering technician.

Studied over two years, the course content is directly relevant to the profession to enable students to make an immediate or on-going difference in employment.

During the qualification you will develop a knowledge and understanding across a range of core Mechanical Principles, Engineering Design, Engineering Maths, Engineering Science and the Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines.

This course has been developed in collaboration with our external partners to ensure that your education is relevant and up to date. Emphasising the importance of work-based experience, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to existing companies and gain valuable skills that will inform your future practice. You will be expected to complete a level of self-directed study throughout the duration of this course, and we require you to commit a dedicated amount of time to your learning both in and out of college.

This course is also available as HNC option.

Features and Benefits

  • Study a course that provides you with the essential skills and experience to enhance your employability or prepare you for further study.

  • Study in a supportive environment, with a range of services at your fingertips to help you reach your full potential.

  • Access to our specialist Engineering Labs and industry relevant software, equipment, resources and expertise

  • Loughborough College was awarded TEF Silver 2017.

  • Be a full member of Loughborough Students Union- consistently voted No.1 for student experience.

Course details


HNC Modules:
Mechanical Principles, Engineering Design, Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Managing a Professional Engineering Project, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Fluid Mechanics and Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

HNC Modules + HND Modules:
Research project, Further Maths, Thermo Fluids, Virtual Engineering, Advanced Mechanical Principles, Further Thermo Dynamics and Professional Engineering Management.

Assessment method

The programme uses a variety of assessment techniques to ensure that you can demonstrate the range of learning outcomes. Subject knowledge and understanding is assessed through examinations, coursework essays, coursework reports, individual or group presentations, written evaluations, debates and posters will be used as other forms of assessment. These also assess a range of transferable skills, including confidence in academic written communication.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 003H
Institution code L77
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points A Level subjects with a mathematical or analytical bias
OR a Level 3 BTEC qualification in a relevant engineering discipline
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Maths Grade 4/C or above

We welcome applications from mature students over the age of 21 and may be flexible in our normal offer if you show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience of working within the industry.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,395 Year 1
EU £7,395 Year 1
International £7,395 Year 1
England £7,395 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,395 Year 1
Scotland £7,395 Year 1
Wales £7,395 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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Loughborough College
Radmoor Road
LE11 3BT

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