Where will this course lead?

If you wish to progress on to Mechanical engineering management or gain professional recognition by progression to Incorporated Engineer Status, then our Mechanical Engineering HNC Diploma will give you the qualification to do so.

You also have an opportunity to continue your studies to BSc level following completion of the HNC.

What will I study?

To gain the BTEC Level 4 HNC in Manufacturing Engineering qualification you must achieve a minimum of 120 credits through both mandatory and optional modules which include:

- Engineering Design
- Engineering Maths
- Engineering Science
- Managing a Professional Engineering Project
- Mechanical Principles
- Fundamental of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

You can select two additional modules from the following optional modules:

- Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers or Engineering Management
- Materials, Properties and Testing or Quality and Process Improvement or Computer Aided Design

Note: Optional modules for the Mechanical Engineering HNC Diploma shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

How will this course be delivered?

The course is delivered through various assignments that cover 120 credits over 2 years these will taught through practical demonstrations, workshops and lectures.

What qualifications will I get?

You will achieve BTEC Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (RQF)

How will I be assessed?

All modules are assessed by assignments; each unit's assessment is matched to the content of the unit.

Each unit can be assessed at Pass, Merit or Distinction levels, which are combined at the end of the qualification to give an overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction.

How do I get a place on the course?

Entry to the course is dependent upon successful interview and meeting the entry requirements

To gain a place on this course, applicants must meet the entry criteria and attend a formal interview. All applications are to be submitted via the college website www.solihull.ac.uk/apply

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application, we can help with this too. https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/student-services

What are the entry requirements?

A level 3 BTEC National Qualification, 4 GCSEs grade C or level 4/5 and above, plus at least one A-Level or 2AS Levels (40 points), in an appropriate subject.

Mature students, who do not meet these academic qualifications for a Mechanical Engineering HNC Diploma, will have relevant work or life experience taken into consideration.

All students need to be able to demonstrate competency in English and Maths, possess suitable references and have a successful College interview and initial assessment.

What else do I need to know?

This course is a part time program and you will be expected to attend 1 day per week between the hours of 09:00 - 18:00, timetables will be issued to successful applicants prior to induction and enrolment in September of the academic year.

It is desirable but not essential to be in employment or have recent employment history in the sector.

If you are applying for financial help from Student Finance England, you should do this as soon as possible to ensure your funding is in place for the start of your course.  https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview

If you need support in your application to Student Finance England, Solihull College & University Centre will be able to support you.


s there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?

You will need to provide your own scientific calculator and stationery such as folders, paper, note taking exercise book, and pens.

You may need to pay for 3D printing material costs if you decide to include this in your second-year project dependent upon overall costs of your design

What can I do after this course?

You may be able to progress onto the second year of a Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Solihull College with opportunities to continue to BSc (Hons) degree at our Woodlands Campus

Alternatively, you may be able to progress onto similar Foundation Degrees, HNDs or degree programmes at other educational establishments


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