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Course Type: Higher Education

Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Mechanical Engineering

  • Course Code ACE0131
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time TBC
  • Start Date 10th September 2018
  • Fee Year 1: £2,750
    Year 2: TBC
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Skills Academy - Automotive

This course is ideal if you’d like to pursue a career as a Mechanical Engineer or progress on to a degree course at university.

You will develop your skills and knowledge in a broad range of areas covering modules in engineering science, mechanical principles and manufacturing processes in a practical environment.

You’ll be based in our world class Skills Academy for Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing and Logistics campus at Team Valley, Gateshead where you’ll benefit from our outstanding workshops which have a range of industry standard mechanical maintenance and pneumatics equipment.

What will I study?

Year 1:

  • Analytical methods for engineers (Maths)                                                    
  • Engineering science
  • Mechanical principles
  • Programmable logic controllers

Year 2:  

  • Manufacturing process
  • Application of pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Project design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Quality assurance and management

Times & Days

This part time course is run over two evenings per week on a Tuesday and a Thursday, 5.30-9pm for two years.

Please note: Whilst every effort is made to run all advertised programmes, this programme will run subject to learner recruitment numbers.

The place of study

Skills Academy for Automotive, Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics. Based at Team Valley, our purpose built £5.5million centre is a business led environment and features industry standard equipment including lathes, millers, grinders, fabrication and welding workshops, electronics laboratory, pneumatics, PLCs, and ICT suites with industry standard engineering simulation software packages, including MultiSim, Autocad & Inventor

An interview is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

An appropriate level 3 qualification

Experience as a Mechanical Engineer is ideal.

Ideally you should have completed an apprenticeship in the profession and hold the required GCSEs to include English and maths at grades A* - C or equivalent qualifications.

Mature students may be offered a place without these qualifications, depending on a satisfactory interview.

Required experience

Ideally you should have completed an apprenticeship in the profession and hold the required GCSEs to include English and maths at grades A* - C or equivalent qualifications.

There are loans available that you can apply for to help cover the costs of course fees or living costs (if studying full time).

For more information or advice, contact our Student Finance Officer on 0191 490 2325 or email grace.harrison@gateshead.ac.uk

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