Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering | Furness College
Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering

Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering

Course Content

Awarding Body

This course is approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

How long is the course?

Part-time over two years.






HNC Mechanical Year 1


HNC Mechanical Year 2

Wednesday/Thursday ( different groups)

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.

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 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.

Are there any additional costs?

For more details on additional costs, please refer to the HE Tuition Fees Contract.

Entry Requirements

When is the next start date?

September 2018

Enrolment & Timetable Information

The enrolment session will begin week commencing 10th September 2018. Year 1: Thursdays Year 2: Tuesdays

What are the entry requirements?

120 UCAS tariff points at A Level within an appropriate subject Or 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. OR An alternative equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject at the appropriate level to be determined via interview. AND 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

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 www.furness.ac.uk


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.

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