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Mechanical Engineering, HNC

University of Portsmouth, the United Kingdom

University of Portsmouth

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About Mechanical Engineering, HNC - at University of Portsmouth


Want to turn your engineering job into a qualification that shows you're ready for roles as ambitious as you are? On this HNC Mechanical Engineering course, you'll learn fundamental knowledge and skills in engineering sciences and management, and explore ways of applying what you've learned to your job. 

On this level 4 course, you'll study 1 day a week, on day release from your job, in a new £12million engineering facility at the Isle of Wight College. You'll learn from experts and use the latest tools, equipment and resources, and you'll graduate with a Higher National Certificate that could secure a dream job, or entry to the further study you need to convert this course to a full honours degree. 

Course highlights

  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in the mechanical engineering sector
  • Learn from experienced lecturers at the Isle of Wight College’s new Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM)
  • Enhance your mechanical engineering knowledge with business-related study – including marketing, finance, business law, data management, business strategy, organisational theories and human resource management
  • Work on your own research project that puts what you've learned into practice

Careers and opportunities

Our Careers and Employability service can help you with career planning and you'll get access industry contacts, careers events and recruitment fairs during the course.

After you finish the course, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

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Entry requirements

48 points to include a minimum of 1 A level, a BTEC qualification, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering discipline.

Other qualifications such as Vocational A levels (AVCE) and Access courses will also be considered.
Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience will be considered.

All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in support of their application.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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