European Social Fund

HNC MECHANICAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Awarded By: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Duration: 2 years, part-time
Level: Level 4
Last Updated: 26-10-21

The HNC Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering equips graduates with an in-depth understanding of mechanical engineering principles and practices, allowing you to systematically apply those principles to solve salient and often unpredictable engineering problems.

The programme provides the expert knowledge, skill and confidence required to design, analyse and optimise mechanical systems, whilst developing industry relevant professional skills and attributes.

Designed and developed with employers in mind, the course is studied on a part-time basis and has been created to provide progression opportunities to a level 5 qualification, followed by the BEng (Hons) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), upon successful completion.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This HNC will enable you to learn a wide range of skills, with four modules studied in total, each worth 30 credits. The modules studied are:

Year 1:

  • Engineering Analysis
  • Engineering Design

Year 2:

  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Applications

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Knowledge acquisition occurs initially through tutor-led lectures and directed study of textbooks and journal articles. This is complemented by student led learning activity using text, media and active enquiry research methods.

During your time on the HNC, you can typically expect to be taught via a combination of teaching styles, incorporating lectures, practical sessions and seminars.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment methods vary from module to module with assessment of knowledge typically being through exams, using unseen papers. Assessment of understanding is typically done through the completing of assignments or other similar coursework activities.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

The qualification enhances promotion prospects in supervisory, junior and middle management roles, however, many graduates are supported by their employer to progress on to higher level qualifications, including the HND Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering here at Preston College. To progress, an additional application needs to be made.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Mode of study: 2 years, part-time

Tuition fees: Year 1 (2022/23): £3,500 Year 2 (2023/24): £3,500

Location: Preston College, Fulwood Campus (except trips and visits)

Minimum numbers required for this course to run: 6 people

Additional costs: The provision of your own laptop/computer, stationery and personal protective equipment is essential for this course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Preston College operates a flexible admissions policy, welcoming applicants with a wide range of qualifications and/or experience, with each application assessed on its own merit. We also recognise prior learning/attainment (RPL) and experience, meaning it may be possible to map some of your existing qualifications against the modules for the HNC Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering qualification. 

If this applies to you, we will discuss this with you at the interview stage. 

For students who have recently been in education, we would expect an applicant to have one of the following:

A-Levels: At least two A-Levels in an appropriate subject area (equivalent to 72 UCAS points)
BTEC Extended Diploma (or equivalent): Level 3 in Engineering or a similar discipline at grade MMP or higher
BTEC Diploma (or equivalent): Level 3 in Engineering or a similar discipline at grade DM or higher
Pass Access Course: Pass Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in a related subject
International Baccalaureate: H7
Other qualifications or requirements: An NVQ diploma or equivalent competence based qualification.
Applicants with industrial experience will be considered on a case by case basis for the course.

IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
Plus  
GCSE: English and Maths GCSE grade 4 (formerly grade C) or equivalent.

We usually consider an A-Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification.

Contextual admissions will be applied to recruit students to the programme who do not meet the standard entry criteria.  This will be subject to interview with a course tutor to discuss individual circumstances.

International students
 
You may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that Preston College does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.

RELATED COURSES