Mechanical Engineering HNC

Overview

Working in engineering or a related industry and want to develop your knowledge and skills to take on roles as ambitious as you are?

On this HNC Mechanical Engineering course, you'll get to grips with the fundamentals of engineering sciences and management and learn how you can apply your skills to the industries you want to work in.

You'll spend 1 day a week on day release from your job at the Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM) at the Isle of Wight College. This brand new, £12 million facility, is packed with the latest tools, equipment and resources. You'll learn from experts, and apply what you learn to your job.

When you finish the course, you'll have new skills, knowledge and professional experience, backed up by a Higher National Certificate that could help you land your dream job or progress in your career. You could also continue your studies, for example, by topping up your HNC to an HND.

Location

This course takes place at the Isle of Wight College’s Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM). While studying at CECAMM, you can access our student support services and community including study support, the Students’ Union and our library's online resources. CECAMM is a £12 million specialist centre for engineering, offering specialised education and training, based in Whippingham on the Isle of Wight. 

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in business
  • Learn from experienced tutors, lecturers and business leaders
  • Build knowledge in subjects such as marketing, business finance, business law, data management, business strategy, organisational theories and human resource management
  • Work on a research project and put your knowledge into practice to demonstrate what you’ve learned
  • Study at the Isle of Wight College’s Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM)

What you'll study

Full-time (1-year):

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation

You'll also need to do around 120 hours of self-directed learning for each module.

Part-time (2-years)

Year 1

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Mechanical Principles

Year 2

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Materials Engineering
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation

You'll also need to do around 120 hours of self-directed learning for each module.

Teaching​

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • group sessions
  • presentations
  • discussions
  • research
  • presentations
  • e-learning
  • tutorials

You'll spend 1 day a week at the Isle of Wight College's Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM). You'll also do work-based learning, in the form of practical activities, working with colleagues, and application of what you learn in the classroom.

How you're assessed​

You'll be assessed through:

  • observation
  • presentations
  • a portfolio
  • reports
  • exams
  • reflective accounts

Careers and opportunities

Our Careers and Employability service can help you with career planning and you'll get access industry contacts, careers events and recruitment fairs during the course.

After you finish the course, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

HNC, HNC Award
September Start
Part-time, Full-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

48 points to include a minimum of 1 A level, a BTEC qualification in a relevant engineering discipline, or equivalent. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience will be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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