New College Durham Mechanical Engineering

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New College Durham Mechanical Engineering

New College Durham Mechanical Engineering

HNC Mechanical Engineering

Start date(s):
11 Sep 2017
2 years
Level 4
Credit Value:
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime, Evening
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
£2400 per year
Validation:This programme is validated by Edexcel


This programme provides learners with the advanced skills and knowledge required to work as a technician in the mechanical engineering industry.

You will develop an understanding of mechanical engineering which will enable you develop processes and products from small component designs to large plants, machinery or vehicles.

You could work on all stages of a product; from research and development to design and manufacture, installation and final commissioning.

During this course you will study modules that focus on areas such as analytical methods for engineers, project design, mechanical principles, engineering science, plus other specialist topics that meet demands of local industry.


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Take a tour around our Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic & Welding) facilities

Our students have access to fantastic industry standard facilities, such as CAD packages, 3D printers, and pneumatics.

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  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science
  • Project, Design and Implementation
  • Applications of Programmable Controllers
  • Computer Aided Machining
  • Mechanical Principals
  • Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Advanced CAD Techniques.


Wednesday:9am-6pm*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed using a variety of different methods, including software simulation, lab reports, written reports and assignments.

Industry links:

A variety of enrichment activities will be organised for throughout the year, including guest speakers, visits to industry and live project briefs.

What next?

You could progress to HND Mechanical Engineering.

What else?


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Fees and funding

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Additional Costs

You will need to purchase basic stationary and a scientific calculator.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited into college to attend an informal interview where your suitability to the course will be assessed.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits:


Entry Criteria

You will hold the following qualifications:

  • BTEC National Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering, or
  • A-Level in Maths or an appropriate science-based subject
  • An additional A-Level in any subject
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and science.

Mature applicants (aged 21 years and older) with no formal qualifications, but with relevant industrial experience, are also welcome to apply.