Course Code: ET1HE613 Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) - HNC Duration2 Years Day/s of weekTuesday Time09:00 - 17:15 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 09 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 2 Years Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThe Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering provides you with a specialist work-related programme of study which covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the mechanical engineering sector, and also offers you the opportunity to engage in particular specialisms through the choice of specialist modules. Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNCs provide a nationally recognised qualification offering you career progression and professional development for those of you already in employment; and opportunities to progress further in higher education. This HNC in Mechanical Engineering programme works in close partnership with local and regional employers. The programme is recognised by The Engineering Council Engineering Technician Standard (EngTech) (Engineering Technican member of The Engineering Council) and The Institute of Engineering Technology (TMIET) (Technician Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology). These are designatory letters you may use after graduating from this programme, subject to joining both professional bodies. Entry RequirementsA minimum of 48 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline: DD from A levels to include mathematics and a technology, engineering or science-based subject PPP from Extended Diploma, MP from Diploma, MM from 90 Credit Diploma in appropriate Engineering discipline Mathematics GCSE at Grade B/5 or above and English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis. Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedBTEC Higher National Certificate in Engineering Learning and Teaching MethodsThe HNC in Mechanical Engineering programme combines theoretical and practical elements which are delivered in a number of different ways. Lectures are the most common technique used, which will offer you the opportunity to engage with other students in your group, and is where the focus is on sharing knowledge through the use of presentations, calculations and case studies. Another delivery technique which will be used in a number of modules is practical demonstrations, where both production and testing equipment will be demonstrated by the tutor who will be a qualified operator. Tutorials will present you with an opportunity for focused one to one support, where teaching is led by an individual’s requirements. These are sometimes most effective in the run up to assessment, where tutors can provide you with more focused direction, perhaps based on a formative assessment. Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an invaluable aid to your studies, acting not only as a repository for taught material but also for the setting of formative assessment such as quizzes. Further reading and research support will also be provided on Moodle VLE, along with a copy of your programme documents, such as the programme handbook and assessment timetable. As the majority of students on your HNC in Mechanical programme will be employed in the industry, there will be an opportunity to integrate work based learning into the programme. This will add realism, and will give you the opportunity to link theory to practice in a way in which case studies cannot. For example, in the Managing an Engineering Project module, the project brief may be based on a workplace requirement, which will require work based application of knowledge thereby bringing theory to life through the curriculum. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Engineering Maths ET4MD253 15 No Engineering Science ET4MD254 15 No Managing a Professional Engineering Project ET4MD255 15 No Mechanical Principles ET4MD256 15 No Engineering Design ET4MD257 15 No Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines ET4MD258 15 No Computer Aided Design Cad for Engineering ET4MD260 15 No Fluid Mechanics ET4MD261 15 No How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 100% 0% 0% Exam 0% 0% 0% Practical 0% 0% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededYou will need your own scientific calculator. Other resources required to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme are provided by the College. You should be aware that there may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 616 0 0 Independent 584 0 0 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1200 0 0 Programme Specification Programme Spec ENG-MC-HNC-2022.pdf Adobe PDF, 329.63 KB Career Options and ProgressionThe HNC qualified student can progress to study on a full Honours degree by progressing to either our BEng (Hons) Mechatronics or Mechanical and Production Engineering degrees awarded by Lancaster University and delivered here at Blackpool and The Fylde College. We have well-developed working relationships with a wide range of Engineering employers, through which we help and support learners into sustainable employment.