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Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC (part-time)

  • L4
  • HE

This course is designed for people who are already working in a technical role within the engineering industry and are looking to obtain a vocational qualification at a higher level to support their position or to progress within their organisation. If you are a trainee or an apprentice and have already completed your Level 3 BTEC then this nationally recognised qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding you need to develop your career in mechanical and manufacturing engineering at a higher level.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 2 A-Levels at grade A*-C in Mathematics and Physics, OR
  • BTEC Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering (at Merit or above), including Further Maths, OR
  • An equivalent Level 3 qualification in a related engineering discipline

If you are a mature student, it may be possible to gain entry to the course subject to a successful interview where you will be considered individually on your engineering/industrial experience and knowledge rather than just your qualifications. At interview you will need to demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics and mechanical engineering principles.

Course content

You will study:

  • Analytical methods for engineers
  • Engineering science
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Applied pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Project
  • Engineering Design
  • Further analytical methods for engineers
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Strengths of materials

Assessment methods

Assessment is on a continuing basis and will include a range of assessment methods, such as: time-constrained tests, assignments, practical lab-work, research, presentations etc.

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 19/09/2018 Wed 9.00 am - 6.30 pm £750 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.

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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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