Engineering (Mechanical) University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

The course, comprising eight modules (HNC) and a further eight (HND), covers the fundamental engineering concepts and skills required of a higher technician, as well as providing a sound basis for further study at degree level. The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activity, guided assignment work and examinations. Emphasis is placed on problem solving skills and students should expect the delivery to reflect this, combined with associated mathematical concepts.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Colchester Site

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    1 year


Course details

Modules

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Each module is worth a specified number of credits, with most modules counting for 30 or 15 academic credits, with each credit taken equating to a total amount of study time which includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.

Most full-time students will take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester.

Assessment method

Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.

There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Feedback: You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.


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 H300
Institution code C75
Campus name Colchester Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants applying from outside of the UK will need to provide evidence of their qualifications, English level and passport/visa documents. Colchester Institute requires applicants to have an English level of IELTS 6.0 (with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all being at least 5.5) for all of its courses.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

Applicants should hold one of the following qualifications (or equivalent qualifications from overseas awarding bodies):

● A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering
● A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a
relevant subject
● Other related Level 3 qualifications
● An Access to Higher Education Diploma

● A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) is strongly
recommended.

Mature Applicants
We are committed to improving access to education for those without formal qualifications. We will consider applicants who can show evidence of significant experience or who are currently employed within the industry.

All candidates will be required to attend an interview where their ability to undertake the course will be assessed.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,000 Year 1
EU £6,000 Year 1
England £6,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,000 Year 1
Scotland £6,000 Year 1
Wales £6,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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