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Mechanical Engineering HNC

Level 4
Two years
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)



The course is primarily designed for students already employed in the sector and offers a real opportunity for them to develop their skills and knowledge to help advance their careers.

Key information

Two A Levels (minimum grade C in maths and a science subject), BTEC Level 3 or equivalent. All students will need to attend an interview.


The first year modules are:

Level 4

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering application and study skills
  • Engineering science 1,

The second year modules are:

Level 4

  • Materials and intro to manufacturing technology
  • Engineering science 2
  • Engineering design,

The qualification opens up career opportunities in consulting, contracting and manufacturing in both the public and private sector. Students can also progress onto the HND and subsequently would have the opportunity to move onto the BEng or the MEng at University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Accreditation of Prior learning

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications on the basis of prior learning, further details can be found at Academic Office | UWTSD

From September 2023 tuition fees for this course are £2100 per year. For information on financial support, including tuition fee loans and fee grants, visit

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e:

  • travel to and from college, or placement
  • photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • printing and binding
  • gowns for graduation ceremonies

*Please note that the tuition fees stated are subject to increase for future years of study. Please see the university’s website for further information.