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Key details

Attendance Part-time
Duration 18 months
Code WBAH5003
Awarding Body Pearson
Level Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Start Date 13/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) is designed to provide you with wider knowledge of Engineering principles and methodology, supported by the development of analytical and research skills to prepare you for employment opportunities in the Mechanical Engineering field or study at HND/degree level.

Emphasis will be placed upon reflection, analysis, environmental impact, critical thinking and personal development.

What you'll study

Units are sequenced to provide you with a coherent learning experience. The structure will also ensure a practicable, even spread of assessments throughout the academic year.

The Higher National Certificate programme has a total value of 120 credits and is equivalent to approximately 1200 hours total learning time.

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)
  • Quality and Process Improvement.
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines.
  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Workshops and Labs
  • Tutorials
  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) Moodle
  • Work Based Learning
  • Guest Speakers
  • Field Trips.
  • Units are sequenced to provide you with a coherent learning experience. The structure will also ensure a practicable, even spread of assessments throughout the academic year.

    The Higher National Certificate programme has a total value of 120 credits and is equivalent to approximately 1200 hours total learning time.

    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Engineering Science
    • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)
    • Quality and Process Improvement.
    • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
    • Mechanical Principles
    • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines.
    • Lectures and Seminars
    • Workshops and Labs
    • Tutorials
    • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) Moodle
    • Work Based Learning
    • Guest Speakers
    • Field Trips.

Assessment

Assessments may include elements of:

  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • In-class tests
  • Lab work
  • Case studies
  • Examinations, both open and closed book
  • Reflective activities where you look back over your experiences, analyse them with the assistance of relevant theory and reflective tools, and learn from the experience; online discussions that you have had with your peers, tutors and invited contributors to the programme
  • Oral and written reports;
  • Journals, blogs and log books
  • Plans (eg action plans, plans for your group activities)
  • Presentations.

Tuition fees

£600 per 15 credits