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Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC (part-time)

This course is suitable for those wishing to study a Level 4 Mechanical Engineering course on a part-time basis, or as part of their company apprenticeship/training programme.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 2 A-Levels at grade A*-C in Mathematics and Physics, OR
  • Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 at Merit or above, including Further Maths, OR
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualification in a related subject.

We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Course content

You will study:

  • Engineering Design
  • Analytical Methods
  • Engineering Science
  • Materials Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Business Management Techniques
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Strength of Materials
  • Project
  • Further Analytical Methods.

Assessment methods

Teaching and learning are achieved by means of formal lectures combined with integral assignments and projects which allow students to develop and diversify their skills. Assessment and examinations are continuous throughout the course.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment.

Additional information

During the course you will need to attend college for one day per week over two years. Additional study will be required outside of College.

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fee per unitLocationCourse Code
2 years 20/09/2017 Wed 9.00 am - 7.30 pm £630 Cauldwell Street D342 Apply

Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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