Higher National Certificate (HNC) Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering

Enrolment & Timetable Information

The enrolment session will begin week commencing 10th September 2018.

Timetable for September 2018 to be confirmed.

Approved by:

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)


HNC Mechanical Engineering will allow students to study industry relevant Engineering subjects, and develop the professional and personal skills required for employment within the Engineering industry.

Mechanical Aims

? To develop in students an understanding of and an ability to apply the basic concepts of relevant engineering disciplines
? To develop in students an ability to Design & Implement engineering solutions
? To provide skills in the communication of detailed solutions to design problems
? To contribute to a students development as a professional engineer: including personal, intellectual, practical and managerial skills, in addition to fulfilling their vocational needs
? To bear in mind the needs of local industry

What are the entry requirements?

120 UCAS tariff points at A Level within an appropriate subject


BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, with at least a Merit in six modules including both Further Maths and an appropriate Mechanical science based module.


An alternative equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject at the appropriate level to be determined via interview.


5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English

Qualifications equivalent to the above.
Key skills in Mathematics level 2 will be accepted as an alternative for GCSE Mathematics
Key skills in Communication level 2 will be accepted as an alternative for GCSE English

What subjects will I study?

HNC Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering requires 120 credits including a minimum of 40 at Level 5 or above.

Level 4

FT1601 Engineering Mathematics - 10 credits
FT1604 Aspects of Industrial Management - 20 credits
FT1605 Mechanical Principles - 10 credits
FT1606 Engineering Drawing and Design - 20 credits
FT1707 Computer Aided Engineering - 20 credits

Level 5

FT2600 Engineering Project - 20 credits
FT2602 Engineering Science - 20 credits

How will I learn?

Acquisition of knowledge is mainly supported through lectures and directed learning. The role of directed learning increases as the course progresses. Understanding is reinforced through practical, tutorial and seminar work. This may involve a series of small exercises, extended case studies or discussions. Drop-in help sessions are provided to support particular areas.

How will I be assessed?

Informal and formative feedback is provided in tutorial, seminar and practical classes through class discussion and individual advice. Formal assessment is through practical and written coursework, and time-constrained examinations, which may include on-line multiple-choice exams, traditional examinations, open-book examinations and partially-seen questions.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Progression to B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering or B.Eng (Ord).

Furness College?s range of engineering programmes will enable students to gain employment and career progression as a professional engineer across a variety of industrial situations.

How long is the course?

Part-time: Two years
Attendance: Full day per week in term time

When is the next start date?

September 2018

Programme Specification

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In 2018/19, the fees are: £1022 per 20 credit module (£3066 per year) plus a
one-off BTEC registration fee of £200 meaning that the total fee is of £3266 in
2018/19. The full course fee over 2 years is £6332. Please note, fees are set
and are payable on a yearly basis and are subject to a small increase in line
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How can I apply?

PART TIME students can apply directly to the college using our online application:

Furness College Application Form

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk

Simply submit your enquiry to us & we will email or call you back

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