Tameside College


HNC in Mechanical Engineering

The HNC in Mechanical Engineering provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the mechanical engineering sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.

There are 8 units to complete over 2 years on a day release basis.

Engineering Maths

Engineering Science

Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)

Electro, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

Engineering Design

Mechanical Principles

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson Set)

The BTEC course has been designed to:

Provide a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and opportunities to progress into higher education. The qualification is primarily undertaken by part-time learners studying over 2 years.

Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

To encourage learners to progress to a higher qualification or related area of study.

A key progression path for the learner is to Top-Up to the HND Level 5 in Mechanical Engineering. This is an opportunity to study a further 8 units at level 5 into specific specialist areas.

You will be able to apply for roles such as: Design Engineer, Production Engineer, Project Engineer, Sales Engineer, Estimator, CAD/CAM Engineer, and CNC Programmer.

Part time

Classes will be in the new Advanced Technology Centre (opened in 2017)

Use industry standard new equipment and software to complement the units you will study.

BTEC National Certificate in Engineering, BTEC National Diploma in Engineering, BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, BTEC Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Engineering, C&G Level 3 Diploma in Engineering that must include Unit 331 – Advanced Mathematics and Science or C&G Level 3 Diploma in Engineering that is supplemented with BTEC Level 3 Diploma units in Mathematics and Mechanical Principles.

Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Level 5

Related Degree in Engineering Level 6

Course fees are per year.
Financial support could be available through Student Finance England.
Course Code:
Beaufort Road
2 Years
9:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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