HNC Mechanical Engineering

ETC’s HNC Mechanical Engineering

The ETC HNC Mechanical Engineering is aimed at providing students with the knowledge and skills to follow a Mechanical Engineering degree or follow a career path in Mechanical Engineering.
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The ETC HNC Mechanical Engineering course prepares students for progression to year 2 of a degree, RQF level 3 or equivalent. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to follow an Mechanical Engineering degree or follow a career path in Mechanical Engineering.

The 24 week course is a 120 Credit Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, including 1 English modules and 8 Mechanical Engineering modules. Each Mechanical Engineering unit has 60 hours of teaching and 90 hours per unit of personal study time. The ETC HNC Mechanical Engineering consists of a range of Mechanical Engineering subjects divided into 3 terms, each 8 weeks long. There are 6 start dates throughout the year.

This covers 30 Lessons a week (1 Lesson = 45 Minutes) = 22.5 hours per week.

Course Content

Students must already have an English level equivalent to IELTS 6 or equivalent / CEFR B2 in all language skills. They will study the following subjects:

  • Health and Safety and Risk Assessment
  • Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Business Management Techniques for Engineers
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Management of Projects
  • Engineering Science

English for Academic Purposes

Following the EAP course will greatly enhance student ability to participate in higher education.  Students will learn the appropriate skills and vastly improve their chance of gaining a higher IELTS score.

Following the Pre-sessional EAP course provides an average progression rate of a 1.5 IELTS score increase within 12 weeks. This compares to Pre-foundation English courses average rate of a 0.5 score increase in 12 weeks.

For more information about the HNC Mechanical Engineering Programme, contact us on +44 (0) 1202 559044 and one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to assist you.

The course would typically cover the key areas of Mechanical Engineering:

TermSession 1Session 2Session 3
HNC
Year 1
Level 4
1Health and Safety and Risk Assessment
(A) L4 – 15 Credits
Further Mathematics for Engineering TechniciansEnglish for Academic Purposes
2Business Management Techniques for Engineers
(A) L4 – 15 Credits
Personal and Professional Development
(B) L5 – 15 Credits
Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
(M) L5 – 20 Credits
3Analytical Methods for Engineers
(M) L4 – 15 Credits
Management of Projects
(B) L4 – 15 Credits
Engineering Science
(M) L4 – 15 Credits

The college has a university counsellor who provides free regular tutorials to progress students’ applications to university.

Upon completion of the course you will received an HNC in Mechanical Engineering. This is equivalent to 240 credits.

This course is designed for students wishing to study Mechanical and related subjects at undergraduate level at a UK-based University. The course prepares students for progression to year 2 of a degree, RQF level 6.

Please note this is a sample timetable and is subject to change.

Monday – ThursdayFriday
09:00 – 10:30Module 109:00 – 10:30Module 1
Break
11:00 – 12:30Module 211:30 – 12:30Module 2
Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:45Module 314:00 – 15:30Module 3
Entry Requirements
Students must be at least 18 years of age.
Students must have at least IELTS 6 or equivalent / CEFR B2 to be accepted onto the HNC Mechanical Engineering course.

Start Dates
There are 6 entry points each year for the either the first (HNC) year or the second year (HND) at the start of each 8 week term.

ETC’s University Counsellor Services

When you study on the ETC Mechanical Engineering programme you will be assigned to our University Counsellor.  They will help you to:
Find the university of your choice
Find the university of your choice
Write your personal statement
Write your personal statement
Get letters of recommendation
Get letters of recommendation
Complete your university application
Complete your university application
Find out about extra curricular activities
Find out about extra curricular activities

Other Services

EFL exam preparation course book
General English lesson at ETC
Students in a University Foundation Programme class