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HNC in Mechanical Engineering (Edexcel)


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Course Overview

The course provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the mechanical engineering sector, and also offers particular emphasis through the choice of specialist units.

The HNC is a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment, and opportunities to progress into higher education. The qualification is primarily undertaken by work-based students via our online distance learning platform. Our courses have been approved by Edexcel since 2014.

There are no exams. Workbooks produced by the UniCourse team, hosted on our online learning portal, guide you through each of the modules. You submit assignments through your dedicated UniCourse DropBox account. For those who are suitably determined, this course can be completed within a few months. Many of the questions which potential students have about the course are addressed on our FAQs page.

Achieve this Level 4 HNC and you can progress onto our level 5 HND, or possibly year 2 of a BSc(Hons) degree with the Open University (click here for details). Many campus-based universities will accept this qualification as an entry requirement to year two of their degree programmes (please check with the university you have in mind).

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Modules

Guidance

To achieve the HNC you need to complete the three core units and then select five optional units. You may select a maximum of two optional units at level 5. There are allowed rules of unit combination, as detailed in the official specification for the course.

Core Units:

1. Analytical Methods (Maths)

2. Engineering Science

3.Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation


Group A

4. Mechanical Principles

6. Health & Safety

7. Business Management for Engineers

8. Engineering design

21. Materials Engineering

24. Pneumatics & Hydraulics

41. Fluid Mechanics

42. Heat Transfer & Combustion

60. Dynamics of Machines

61. Engineering Thermodynamics

62. Strengths of Materials

69. Advanced CAD


Group B

10. Manufacturing Process

13. Application of Machine Tools

14. Computer-aided Machining

15. Design for Manufacture

17. Business Improvement Techniques

19. CAD-CAM

20. Quality & Business Improvement

22. PLC’s

26. Employability Skills

27. Personal & Professional Development

28. Research Project

29. Work-Based Experience

30. Quality Assurance & Management

32. Industrial Robot Technology

33. Workplace Study & Ergonomics

35. Further Analytical Methods

36. Statistical Process Control

37. Management of Projects

38. Managing People in Engineering

40. Knowledge-based Systems (Al)

52. Energy Management

57. Mechatronic Systems

59. Advanced Maths for Engineering

76. Managing Individuals & Teams

98.Fabrication & Welding Technology

112. Computer Programming Techniques

138. Composite Materials in Engineering

151.Microprocessor Interfacing

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Entry Requirements

Candidates will normally possess level 3 qualifications in this field. However, mature candidates who do not possess such qualifications, but have experience in the field, can also be accepted onto the course. Please check with our admissions team.

Fees

HNC in Mechanical Engineering (Edexcel):


PLEASE NOTE: The discounted summer course fees below apply to purchases made prior to 1st September 2017. Thereafter, Plan 1 will be increased to £4,000 inclusive and other plans will be increased by the same proportion.



PLAN 1: Buy outright and save over 11% (Total: £3,475 inc.)



PLAN 2: £736 now plus 4 consecutive monthly payments of £736 (Total: £3,680 inc. - saving over 6%)



PLAN 3: £380 now plus 9 consecutive monthly payments of £380 (Total: £3,800 inc. - saving over 3%)



PLAN 4: £196 now plus 19 consecutive monthly payments of £196 (Total: £3,920 inc.)






PLEASE NOTE: Students must pay outstanding fees before the qualification can be awarded.