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HNC Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Name 
Pearson BTEC HNC Engineering L4 - Mechanical EngineeringAvailable for applications (HE)
Course Details
Location Castleford College
Level Level 4
Start Date



2 years

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body


Course Overview

This comprehensive program is tailored for individuals with a passion for engineering and a drive to excel in this dynamic field. Ideal for those who possess a curious mind, problem-solving abilities, and a knack for innovation, this course is designed to nurture aspiring engineers who are eager to broaden their understanding of mechanical engineering disciplines.

Whether you're a recent Level 3 graduate or a working professional looking to enhance your skills, this certificate equips you with the knowledge and practical expertise necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving world of engineering.

What You Will Study

The course comprises of core compulsory units of Maths, Science, Mechanical Principles and Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, which are designed to give you a broad overview of the subject area. You will study other specialist units such as Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems.

Through the course you will also gain a sound knowledge and understanding of the engineering sector whilst developing research, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities which are essential employability skills for work within this field.

How You Will Be Assessed

This course is assignment based using internally and externally set briefs.

Entry Requirements

48 UCAS tariff points from either: 

  • A Levels (including Maths/Science or a related subject)
  • A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject
  • A BTEC Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject
  • An EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technologies 

The following are also required: 

  • Two satisfactory references
  • GCSEs at Grade 9-4 in English and Maths

Applications from mature students with relevant professional/life experience in an engineering environment are welcome. You might be required to provide further evidence to decide on your suitability for the course and an admissions test may be used in certain circumstances.

Attendance Expectations

One day per week.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Further Study

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Engineering or an Engineering degree course.

Course Groups (W) Higher Education
Subject Area (W) Engineering
Client Group (W) Higher Education
Client Group (W) 19+
Search Ref (W) 57536
Website Ref (W) 579G00UOSA
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Information last amended: 09 May 2024 09:35

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