Mechanical Engineering HNC/HND

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Highly regarded by employers, these vocational qualifications will offer you practical experience in the typical engineering tasks and requirements of engineering professionals.

Description

Mechanical engineering serves an important role in our everyday lives and in the function of engineering businesses.

The mechanical course will develop your working knowledge of advanced CAD/CAM techniques, materials engineering, design, pneumatics and hydraulics and management concepts.

If you are undertaking further professional development, or wish to pursue a career in mechanical engineering, then these courses will suit your needs.

How long is the course?

Normally two years for the HND (full-time) or…

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Highly regarded by employers, these vocational qualifications will offer you practical experience in the typical engineering tasks and requirements of engineering professionals.

Description

Mechanical engineering serves an important role in our everyday lives and in the function of engineering businesses.

The mechanical course will develop your working knowledge of advanced CAD/CAM techniques, materials engineering, design, pneumatics and hydraulics and management concepts.

If you are undertaking further professional development, or wish to pursue a career in mechanical engineering, then these courses will suit your needs.

How long is the course?

Normally two years for the HND (full-time) or two years for the HNC (part-time) and three years for the HND (part-time).
Full-time students will have two days in college and one study day per week. Part-time students will attend by day release or evening classes (subject to demand).

You will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and work outside the classroom.

How will I be assessed?

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.

What will I study?

HNC units:
  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Materials Engineering
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design Techniques
  • Application of Machine Tools
  • Business Management Techniques for Engineers
  • Engineering Design (required if top-up to HND)
  • Industrial Robot Technologies (required if top-up to HND)

In addition to the HNC units above, the HND also includes the following units:

  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Strengths of Materials
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Research Project
  • Further Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Module titles may change.

What does the course lead to?

This course will provide you with knowledge, understanding and professional skills you can take into your career or current role. You can expect to move on in your vocational field into senior level roles upon completion.

What can I go on to study?

On successful completion of the HND programme you have the opportunity to apply for a one year top-up award to gain a BSc (Hons) or a B Eng Degree at an appropriate university (subject to entry requirements).

Engineering students may wish to apply for membership of professional institutes or bodies such as the IEEIE or I.ENG after completing their programme.

Other related courses at the college

  • HNC/HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • HND General Engineering

Entry requirements

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

To start this course, you will be expected to have successfully completed, or have evidence of working towards, at least one of the following:

  • Appropriate A Levels and three GCSEs at grade C or equivalent
  • NVQ Level 3 in a related subject
  • BTEC National Certificate/Diploma at grade MM in a related subject
  • Other appropriate Level 3 qualification

If you have substantial, relevant work experience rather than qualifications, we will take this into considerationat the interview. However, literacy and numeracy at Level 2 are essential requirements.

How much does it cost?

Course fees are payable for each year of all university level courses. To identify your course fees and the financial support available to you, please see the HE section of the website or contact a member of the HE team at the college.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or request a paper-based application form by calling the HE team on 01623 627191 ext. 8092 or by sending an email to heteam@wnc.ac.uk

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