Mechanical Engineering HNC

Course Overview

(Subject to revalidation)

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 September 2020

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

Tuition fees for this course are £1800 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 for the 2020-21 academic year and are subject to increase for future years of study. Please see the university’s website for further information.

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