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HNC in Mechanical Engineering

89P542/A-1920
  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length2 Years
  3. Type of CoursePart Time
  4. Week Commencing09-09-2019
  5. Annual Fee£2975

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The Details

The HNC in Mechanical Engineering is a unique course designed to meet the demands of the 21st century and address the shortfall of trained engineers.

Graduates will be in a position to make a valuable contribution to the industry upon successful completion of the programme, having developed the analytical, research and design skills essential in today's marketplace.

You will study a total of eight modules - four mandatory and four optional, depending on your individual needs and interests.

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science
  • Advanced CAD Techniques
  • Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Materials Engineering
  • Engineering Project.

    Other Important Info

  • Typical lessons will involve research-based activities, individual and group projects, practical applications and seminar presentations
  • Assessment is through a combination of research and design tasks, practical investigations and analytical assignments, as well as observations and presentations
  • There will be end exams on some modules
  • This programme is validated by the University of Greenwich.

    Future Prospects

    Successful completion could lead to employment or promotion within the engineering sector as an engineering technician, project/design engineer, or in systems commissioning/ applications. You may also progress to a foundation degree or full degree course.

    Entry Requirements

    You will need one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ National Certificate in Engineering
  • A BTEC Extended Diploma/National Diploma in Engineering
  • Two A-levels (including maths).

    Mature candidates who do not meet the above criteria may still be admitted to the course subject to an interview with the programme director. The interview includes an admissions test for English and maths.

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training. In the 2016 National Student survey, our higher-education students gave the College a student satisfaction score of 91%, ranking us 27th out of the 375 institutions that took part.
  • Our career advisers booked 1040 careers interviews in 2017-2018! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      John Hooper

      I chose MidKent College as it is local to me. I am currently a tool maker at Rydal Precision Tools in Swanley. The course is something I approached my employers with and they were happy to put me forward for it. I am hopefully being put forward for management in the future so this is a great head start. So far I have found the course to be ...