Mechanical Engineering HNC

Course Overview

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.

Updated July 2019

Entry Requirements

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.

Recognition of prior learning
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications on the basis of prior learning, further details can be found on their website.

Course Delivery

The first year modules are:

  • mathematics
  • materials and introduction to manufacturing technology
  • engineering science 1
  • academic and employability skills

The second year modules are:

  • electro pneumatics and hydraulics
  • engineering science 2
  • engineering design
  • group project

Progression Opportunities

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.

Additional Information

Employed students will pay £1800 per year. For information on financial support, including tuition fee loans and fee grants, visit

Course deliverable in Welsh: