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HCUC

Engineering - Mechanical

UCAS Code: H300

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

C

One A Level either in maths, physics or engineering with grade C or above

GCSE/National 4/National 5

You should have GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) in English, maths and science or equivalent, plus you will take a college test in maths and general science/engineering.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Subject required: Mechanical Engineering plus the unit: Maths for Engineering Technicians at grade merit or above

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

This one-year course is for those who are seeking employment at technician or engineer level in Mechanical Engineering environment.

Modules

In this one year course, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the engineering sector by studying level 4 units. The Level-4 HNC course has 6 mandatory units out of which four are core units including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and two are specialist units. In addition to mandatory units, there are two additional specialist units. All units in HNC are 15 credit units. Core Units (Mandatory)

Engineering Design (Yearly)

Engineering Maths (Yearly)

Engineering Science (Semester 1)

Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set) (Yearly) Specialist Units (Mandatory)

Mechanical Principles (Semester 2)

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines (Semester 2) Additional Specialist Units

Fluid Mechanics (Semester 1)

Materials, Properties and Testing (Yearly)
Study Methods
Mix of theory by lectures/teaching (70%), practical demonstrations/workshops (25%), tutorials/virtual learning environments (2%), guest speakers and field trips (3%) with 15 contact hours per week over 32 weeks during academic year. Student are expected to complete approximately 90 hours per unit for each 15 credit unit of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments) and unsupervised form of learning (e.g. e-learning, e-assessment, coursework, work-based learning, etc.).

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a series of time-constrained written assignments which involve design projects, practical, simulation, posters, logbooks and presentations and tests (10%).

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,740
per year
England
£5,740
per year
EU
£5,740
per year
International
£7,014
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,740
per year
Scotland
£5,740
per year
Wales
£5,740
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Uxbridge Campus

Department:

Engineering

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