Working in engineering or a related industry and want to develop your knowledge and skills to take on roles as ambitious as you are?
On this HNC Mechanical Engineering course, you'll get to grips with the fundamentals of engineering sciences and management and learn how you can apply your skills to the industries you want to work in.
You'll spend 1 day a week on day release from your job at the Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM) at the Isle of Wight College. This brand new, £12 million facility, is packed with the latest tools, equipment and resources. You'll learn from experts, and apply what you learn to your job.
When you finish the course, you'll have new skills, knowledge and professional experience, backed up by a Higher National Certificate that could help you land your dream job or progress in your career. You could also continue your studies, for example, by topping up your HNC to an HND.
This course takes place at the Isle of Wight College’s Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM). While studying at CECAMM, you can access our student support services and community including study support, the Students’ Union and our library's online resources. CECAMM is a £12 million specialist centre for engineering, offering specialised education and training, based in Whippingham on the Isle of Wight.
What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
- 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
Work experience and career planning
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.
Core modules include:
- Analytical Methods for Engineers – 15 credits
- Engineering Science – 15 credits
- Engineering Thermodynamics – 15 credits
- Fluid Mechanics – 10 credits
- Management of Projects – 15 credits
- Materials Engineering – 15 credits
- Mechanical Principles – 15 credits
- Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation – 20 credits
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
Teaching on this course includes:
- group sessions
You'll spend 1 day a week at the Isle of Wight College's Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM). You'll also do work-based learning, in the form of practical activities, working with colleagues, and application of what you learn in the classroom.
You'll be assessed through:
- a portfolio
- reflective accounts