Mechanical Engineering, HNC (Part-time)

Course code: FKAK114P

Subject area: Engineering

Study level: Undergraduate

Course level: 4

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday

18th Sep 2019 - 26th Jun 2020

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555585

This two-year, part-time course delivers a nationally recognised qualification covering a range of engineering subjects to further progress engineering careers in the mechanical engineering field, whilst offering learning experiences in the form of lectures, skills development, discussions and tutorials.

This HNC will provide an educational foundation for mechanical careers in engineering, featuring specialised studies directly relevant to individual vocations and professions as well as developing a students’ ability in engineering through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme. Students will develop a range of skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful performance in the working place.

This course runs for one day per week and consists of lectures, seminars, project work, and directed activities to promote independent learning along with workshops and tutorials. The course runs over three terms per year from September to July. Students can expect to receive their course timetable within two weeks prior to the course start date or during their induction week in September.

Class sizes can vary year to year, but classes will typically have approximately 10 – 25 students. All staff delivering on the course have a minimum qualification at Level 6 or above and substantial experience of working within a relevant engineering or technology sector.

Students who attend the HNC programme will be expected to attend college for the equivalent of one day per week over two academic years. You will be supported through group and individual tutorials and our HE upgrade sessions by your course tutor.

Although the course is one day per week, there is a substantial amount of self-study required in order to be successful on this programme.

This course is validated by Pearson.

Student will study the following modules:

Year 1

• Analytical Methods
• Mechanical Principles
• Engineering Science
• Business Management Techniques

Year 2

• Project Design, Implementation & Evaluation
• Engineering Design
• Materials Engineering
• Advanced Computer-aided Design Techniques

Past visits for students on this course have included Didcot Power Station - Energy Generation/Control and Distribution, NEC Birmingham - Sensors & Instrumentation Exhibition, CCFE, BMW - Robotic and Control Systems and Oxford Engineering, and Integrated Manufacturing Systems.
The course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment within Mechanical Engineering. Critical to this programme is the opportunity for learners to combine academic knowledge with real life engineering scenarios.

Using the subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills acquired on this course, you may choose to enter employment directly or pursue Higher Education. Successful achievement of this HNC allows you to progress on to study additional modules to achieve a Higher National Diploma.

Recent graduates have also achieved prosperous careers in research and development, design and management, and technical sales and production.
Entrants to the programme should normally meet the following entry requirements:

4 GCSEs including Maths or English Language at 4/C or above, plus one of the following:

• 1 A Level pass in either Maths or Physics (or closely related subject) OR
• BTEC Extended Diploma/Level 3 Diploma in a relevant Mechanical Engineering qualification. It would be advantageous if students have achieved a merit in the Further Maths unit
• Any other qualification deemed equivalent.

English Language Requirements (For students whose first language is not English): IELTS 6.0 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking). All students must meet UK visa and immigration requirements.

We include students with disabilities and/or learning difficulties into the life of the College and seek to offer opportunities for success in all courses at all levels. If you have any particular requirements, please contact our Learning Support Adviser on 01235 216440.
Home/EU tuition fee is £2,250 per year. International fee available on request.

Whilst all core text books are available in the College and University libraries and online, students may wish to purchase their own copies. Prices of core-text books range from £15.00 - £55.00 (correct at time of publication).

You can find information on our fees and on Advanced Learner Loans at www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk/support/fees-bursaries.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Reduced Fee