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Mechanical and General Engineering HNC

Course Overview

This exciting part-time Higher National Certificate (HNC) course is primarily intended to give students the opportunity to build on their qualifications to further their Mechanical and General Engineering careers. Studied over two years, the course content is directly relevant to the profession to enable students to make an immediate or on-going difference in employment. The course is delivered over one day per week for 36 weeks making it suitable for those employed in industry who are permitted day release for study.


The course aims to develop your mechanical engineering knowledge and practice ensuring you are an industry relevant and highly skilled individual ready for employment or academic progression.

What topics are covered?

Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, CAD, Mechanical Principles

What are the entry requirements?

96 UCAS points via A-levels or Level 3 AME / Diploma or any other suitable qualification. Merits are required in the following BTEC Level 3 Units: RQF/ NQF 2016 – Unit 1 Engineering Principles / Unit 7. Calculus to solve engineering problems / Unit 8. Further engineering mathematics. Or QCF 2010 – Unit 4. Mathematics for engineering technicians / Unit 28.Further mathematics for engineering technicians. GCSE English and Maths C/4. Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience and passing the course entrance assessment.

What qualifications will I gain?

HNC – Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I be assessed?

The course will be delivered using a blend of teaching and learning methods and will include lectures, group activities, written tasks, personal research, practice based work (work experience) and tutorials. The course combines theory and practice based assessment to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the demands of a career in the healthcare sector. This may include a work-based assessment, reflective log, case study reviews and professional discussions.

What can I do after this course?

Students successfully completing the BTEC Level 4 HNC can progress on to the HND at Bath College or elsewhere. You can also continue in or on to employment and apply your improved knowledge and skill set to practice.

How much does this course cost?

This HNC in Mechanical and General Engineering costs £6000, this is completed over two years at £3000 per year.

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance loan for living expenses. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to the Funding for HE Students page.

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

How do I apply?

Click the apply button at the top of this page to be taken through to the UCAS website, where you can apply.

4 reviews for Mechanical and General Engineering HNC

  1. 5 out of 5

    The course has been well delivered and the course leader has been great at resolving any issues.

  2. 5 out of 5

    The course was delivered well and has given me skills that I will use in my career.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Very well structured with good feedback on every assignment which were on interesting topics.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Course was very well run by well qualified teachers delivering some interesting modules.

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