HNC Mechanical Engineering

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Crosskeys Campus



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Start Date

Start Date
04 September 2024

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Start Time

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In a nutshell

Our HNC Level 4 Mechanical Engineering has been designed in consultation with industry and is intended to link to local industry as much as possible, both in its content and in the mode of attendance.

The aim is to produce a highly qualified and knowledgeable engineer who can meet the requirements of the world of work. This is a specialist vocational programme with a strong work related emphasis.

The course provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector and is nationally recognised by employers, plus allows for further study at degree level and beyond.

This course is for...

… those who want a career in Engineering, Design, Manufacturing or Maintenance

… students who are interested in the design and manufacturing of heat engines, electro pnuematic & hydraulic systems, jet engines, vehicles, rockets and airplanes

… students who prefer vocational, hands-on courses

… numerate, creative and self-motivated individuals

Course content

The course provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector.

You will study units including:

Year 1

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Mechanical Principles

Year 2

  • Managing a Professional Eng. Project
  • Materials, Properties & Testing
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
  • Electro, Pnuematic & Hydraulic Systems

You will learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.


Learners will be assessed via mainly coursework and few examinations.

Entry Requirements

You would usually need at least one of the following:

  • A relevant BTEC Level 3 profile of Merit/Merit
  • CC at A Level
  • CC grades at A Level plus C in Welsh Baccalaureate

Plus: GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent).

Mature students with relevant industry experience who do not meet the academic qualifications will be considered individually via interview.

Additional information

Upon completion, you can progress onto a Level 5 HND in Mechanical Engineering or the first/second year of a university degree programme.

Alternatively, you can go into technician engineering positions.

You will attend college eight hours per week, 30 weeks per year.

Where can I study HNC Mechanical Engineering?

Crosskeys Campus
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 04 September 2024

After booking your course you have 14 days to change your mind and request a full refund. You can still request a refund after this date, but this will only be given if you meet the criteria from the college fee policy.

If your chosen course starts within 14 days of you booking your place, then the 14 day refund policy does not apply and any refund will be subject to the college fee policy.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team