The HNC Mechanical Engineering programme is ideal for students wishing to work within the engineering industry. Students firstly study the HNC Engineering and then have the option to progress to the HND.
The HNC is an eight unit qualification which involves studying four mandatory core subjects and a further four specialist subjects. The units have been chosen to meet a broad range of local industry needs.
Assessments are mainly by assignment with some testing in the analytical subjects. The course provides high quality industry related training for those who wish to pursue a career in the engineering sector.
Typical Course Structure
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Maths
- Engineering Science
- Managing a Professional Engineering Project
- Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
- Mechanical Principles
- Quality and Process Improvement
Students will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course using our dedicated teaching areas. Full-time, one year. Three days per week. Course contact hours are typically comprised of: 16 hours contact time.
It is expected that students complete between eight and 16 hours of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.
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How to Apply
This course is validated by Pearson. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the Policies section.
A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points from:
- GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level
- BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
- Access to HE Diploma
- T Levels
- Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher
- GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above
- GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above
*For mature applicants, some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECs
EU and International Applicants
ENIC confirmed equivalent of 48 UCAS points
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:
- Practical assessments
- Timed assessments
- Written assessments
The HNC is a qualification which is widely recognised in its own right is designed to provide students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions. On successful completion of the course students may apply to continue at the college to study HND Mechanical Engineering.
Per Academic Year
- Home Students - £6,500
- International Students - £9,500
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
- Scientific calculator - £10 (compulsory
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.
Additional compulsory course costs can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 for full-time or £250 part-time students) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
Start Date:12 September 2022
UCAS Course Code:003H
UCAS Institution Code:L42