HNC Mechanical Engineering Vision West Nottinghamshire College (Vision University Centre Mansfield)


Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

This course is for you if:
You want to develop your knowledge of how to analyse and design mechanical systems, produce both 2D and 3D CAD files and manufacture them using CAM, and important business principles that mechanical companies require.

If you’re undertaking further professional development or wish to pursue a career in mechanical engineering, then this course will suit you.

The Engineering Innovation Centre is for you if:
You want an affordable university-level qualification at a centre that offers smaller classes than at university, tutors who are passionate about their industry and dedicated study skills support and tutorials throughout your course to help you achieve your goals.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Engineering Innovation Centre - West Nottinghamshire College

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


Analytical Methods for Engineers
Engineering Science
Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Advanced Computer Aided Design
Computer Aided Manufacture
Business Management Techniques for Engineers
Workplace study and Ergonomics
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Principles (required if top-up to HND)
Engineering Design

*Module titles may change.

Assessment method

.Assessment methods are varied and may include written reports, presentations, case studies, individual/group projects and reflective statements. Where units are work-related, assessment will relate to your own organisation (where appropriate) and/or vocational setting. For mathematical subjects there may be time based assessments in the classroom.

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

All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss qualifications, experience and other related issues.

In order to start this course, you will be expected to have successfully completed, or have evidence of working towards, at least 64 UCAS points, which is equivalent to:

- Two A Level grade C/grade 4 in appropriate subjects, one of which should be Maths.
- BTEC National Diploma at grade MM – with a distinction in Further Maths for Technicians and Mechanical Principles.
- BTEC National Extended Diploma at grade MPP – with a distinction in Further Maths for Technicians and Mechanical Principles.
- Alternatively, we will consider substantive experience in a relevant field.

Additional entry requirements


We normally require three GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above, to include English language and maths: English and maths at Level 2 are essential requirements.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, we require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 5.5, at Level 6.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £3,610 Year 1
International £3,610 Year 1
England £3,610 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3,610 Year 1
Scotland £3,610 Year 1
Wales £3,610 Year 1

Additional fee information

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Every student is different, but as a rough guide you should allow for the following costs of study, on top of basic stationery and IT costs, per year: ESSENTIAL: Between £100-£300 on books Up to £100 on visits, events, etc. In addition, students may need access to equipment, hardware and some software outside college hours.