If you are creative and a natural problem solver, then Mechanical Engineering could be your perfect career choice.
Our HNC in Mechanical Technology can offer you the exciting combination of theoretical and practical learning needed to take your skills and knowledge to the next level. You will study a diverse range of modules including: Analytical Methods, Advanced Computer Aided Design,
Project Design and Materials Engineering.
You will need a relevant Level 3 qualification in a similar subject area, such as a National Diploma, GNVQ, A-level.
Applicants without formal qualifications are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.
How will I be assessed?
Continually assessed with internally set examinations and assignments. Validated by Aston University.
What can I do next
Direct entry to the third year of the BEng Mechanical Systems at Aston University
Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
A preparation mathematics module that is taught across all of our HNC programmes to provide a good base and preparation for the Analytical Methods module.
A mathematics module, taught across all HNC programmes, providing contextualised analysis of mathematics in engineering situations.
Engineering Science (Mechanical and Electrical)
A science module, taught across all HNC programmes, to provide a good general engineering science base for any engineering subject.
Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD)
A design module taught using the 3D modelling software Solidworks.
Application of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
This module is taught using simulation software that explores pneumatic
and hydraulic circuits to industrial standards. The use of Programmable
Logic Controller (PLC) controls will also be investigated.
This module will provide an understanding of the properties,
selection, processing and failure of engineering materials.
This module will develop the understanding of an extended range of mechanical
principles that underpin the design and operation of mechanical engineering systems.
Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Usually a work-based project to develop skills of independent enquiry demonstrating
project management skills relevant to the students own employment and ambitions.