Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
The qualification provides a thorough grounding in key concepts and practical skills and has been designed to meet the needs of those currently working or applying to work in the field of mechanical engineering and manufacturing.
Fees are per academic year, subject to change
Is this course right for me?
This Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme contains engineering units and offers a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding.
This course is studied part-time over two years.This programme is franchised from and awarded by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
- GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
- 48 UCAS Tariff points from A-level or vocational qualification
- Direct admission for applicants who have been out of full-time education for more than two years will be considered based on previous learning or experience
- Each application is considered on individual merit
- Entry may be subject to interview
- Successful completion of current/relevant Level 3 programme with a merit grade or above and evidence of improvement from internal GCSE assessments or Skills, in addition to a successful decision from progression board meeting
Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.
The HNC Mechanical Engineering course typically consists of the following modules:
- Design and Manufacture
- Mechanical Science 1
- Thermofluids 1
- Mechanical Engineering Mathematics 1
- Professional Practice for Engineers
- Electrical Technology for Mechanical Engineers
- Engineering Design
- Business Management
Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.
- Continuous assessment during the course
- Portfolio of evidence
- Workplace evidence
- Practical examination
- Written examination
- Completion of a final major project
Successful completion of the HNC will qualify students for entry to Higher National Degree (HND)/degree courses in related subjects.
If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.
Find out about funding available for Higher Education students on our student finance page.
You may be eligible for a fee waiver if you are employed and following, or intend to follow, a higher apprenticeship programme with Pembrokeshire College.