Mechanical Engineering HNC Pearson Level 4

in Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

Mechanical Engineering HNC Pearson Level 4


24 months


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Delivery Location

IoT Dudley

Delivery Partners
Dudley College

Delivery Model
  • Part time (day release or evening classes).
Entry Requirements

You will need to have one of the following:

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (MMP or better)*
  • BTEC National Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (MM or better)*
  • A Level in Mathematics and Physics (C or above)
  • City & Guilds Electrical Installation or Electrical Electronics qualification at Level 3
  • Access to HE in Engineering (Including the ‘Electrical Principles’ and ‘Further
  • Mathematics for Technicians’ modules).
    *including the ‘Electrical Principles’ and ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’ modules.

You may also take up the course if you have:

  • BTEC Nationals in Engineering (Pass)
  • BTEC Nationals in Science (Pass)
  • Access to HE Science
  • Suitable industrial experience and other STEM related qualifications.
  • Previous engineering experience and you complete a Mathematics and bridging module.
Occupational Profile
  • Employment in an Engineering management/supervisory role
  • Design Engineer Project Manager.
Training and Development Summary

The Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering is designed to develop the student’s knowledge, understanding and skills required for successful employment or progression to an undergraduate degree. The qualification has been designed to meet the major functions in Mechanical Engineering.

You will develop a knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Mechanical Principles; Robotics and Automation
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)

As well as classroom-based and science sessions, you will carry out practical activities such as tensile testing, Charpy impact testing and Rockwell hardness testing. These will be incorporated into your assessments. Alongside materials testing equipment you’ll work with CAD software. The Engineering Project module allows you to carry out a project of your choice and evaluate the results.

Typically selected in conjunction with your employers and implemented in your workplace, the project gives you a valuable way to experience the applications of mechanical engineering in a real-life situation. One of our students changed the process control for the production of precision bearings (to eliminate the need for costly lapping processes), for example, while another implemented a tool tracking system to allow a company to improve tractability, reduce loss and damage, and anticipate ordering requirements to reduce downtime.

Professional Recognition and Career Progression

Successful completion of an HNC in Mechanical Engineering will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills you need for relevant industry employment. You can top-up to HND or progress on to a degree course or Apprenticeship.

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