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HNC Mechanical Engineering Course Overview Mechanical Engineering is concerned with design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has moveable parts. Mechanical engineers apply their creative imaginations and professional skills to combine both theory and practice in a variety of situations. For this, they need an in-depth understanding of scientific principles and engineering processes. They also need to be able to develop solutions to real-life problems in the face of conflicting requirements. The HNC Mechanical Engineering is a well established national qualification that places academic theory within a practical context. The course is suitable for those already employed in the engineering industry who wish to enhance their career prospects as well as those seeking a change of career. Two methods of study are available: Part-time on a full or half day release, or evening only basis. Flexible learning - this comprises one-week intensive courses, accreditation of prior learning and distance learning. What will I study? The HNC Mechanical Engineering course comprises 10 modules. Modules can include Modules studied include the six compulsory modules: Engineering Fundamentals Engineering Design Analytical Methods for Engineers Business Management Methods Mechanical Principles Project A further four specialist modules are also studied. Modules are assessed by written assignments and in-class tests. There are no formal examinations. Course Requirements Science based A levels (minimum 80 UCAS points) BTEC National Diploma/Certificate in Engineering Other related Level 3 qualifications (eg City & Guilds, GNVQ) Relevant industrial experience together with GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in Maths and Science. A one week intensive bridging course is available and may be recommended for applicants without the above entry requirements. Don't have the grades to get on the course? Don't worry; Blackburn College provide full and part time top-up courses. Progression If you leave after the HNC, you will hold a well regarded qualification that will improve your career prospects in the engineering industry. For those who wish to continue their study of engineering, progression to the HND or BEng degree course is possible. Graduates may work in areas of design, research and development, marketing, sales, production management and quality. Many students also go on to study on our BEng Mechanical Engineering programme. Information for Applicants Click here to view the Information for Applicants document. Validated by Lancaster University/Edexcel Duration 2 or 3 years (part-time) UCAS Code N/A

HNC Mechanical Engineering Course Overview Mechanical Engineering is concerned with design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has moveable parts. Mechanical engineers apply their creative imaginations and professional skills to combine both theory and practice in a variety of situations. For this, they need an in-depth understanding of scientific...

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