Mechanical Technology HNC

UCAS code H574
Location Shrewsbury Colleges Group
Duration 1 Year

2019/20 New Entrants, Full Time

  • Home and EU students: £6,500 per year of study
  • International students: £6,500 per year of study
Course start September
School School of Creative Arts and Engineering
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Course outline

The aim of the programme is to provide an opportunity for part-time students in regional and other colleges to access higher education, with a significant work based learning content, at a local level.

The programme of study places emphasis on your work-based-learning. It is quite clear that learning does not just take place in the classroom. We all learn and practice skills and accumulate knowledge outside of educational institutions, but especially at work. This course aims to incorporate and accredit this learning acquired at work.

The programme routes exist to fulfil different expectations of industry. Engineers and technologists have to operate in a wider marketplace than they did 20 years ago. The abundance of computer software and hardware available to the engineer has altered their job function tremendously. Industry has also taken the role of the engineer and technologist and altered it to a multi-disciplinary career spanning the physical sciences, mathematics, information technology and management. The award has been developed to produce technologists who can operate in this fast changing environment.

The HNC offers the mix of skills and knowledge that employers and professional bodies are looking for through its distinctive blend of vocational, professional and academic components.
Students successfully completing the HNC are eligible to go on to study the FDSc Foundation Degree which can lead to the BSc(Hons) Top-uo at Staffordshire University. 

If you are interested in learning more about this programme you should in the first instance contact Shrewsbury college who will then be able to make an assessment of your existing qualifications and guide you through the enrolment process.

Entry requirements

  • 48 UCAS Tariff points
  • Completed an Advanced/ Modern Apprenticeship.
  • BTEC National Diploma or Certificate qualifications.
  • Advanced GNVQ at pass grade.
  • Mature students with relevant experience.


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