HNC/D Mechanical Engineering (UCAS code: HNC - M03C HND - M03D)

Course Overview:

This course is suitable for people currently or hoping to work in technical and management roles in Engineering. This course gives you the opportunity to complete specialist studies which are directly relevant to job roles. You will learn about a range of subjects, including Analytical Methods, Engineering Science, Mechanical Principles and Materials in Engineering. In the second year, you will complete a project developed using your own individual expertise and the skills you have gained during the course. Different delivery modes are available depending upon your starting qualification and whether you want to study full or part-time.

Entry Requirements:

Maths GCSE grade B or above, plus National Diploma (previously Certificate day release), or Extended Diploma (previously National Diploma full-time) in Mechanical Engineering with a merit profile. If you already have the QCF Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering with merit profile or higher, you would only need to achieve eight units to receive an HNC and sixteen units to achieve the HND. Consequently, the time to achieve the HND is reduced.

Mature Applicants
We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over as at 1st September in the academic year of admission) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview and will be advised of the criteria in advance. To find out more, please email

Course Content:

Analytical Methods, Engineering Science, Computer Aided Design & Manufacture, Mechanical Principles, Materials Engineering, Planning & Scheduling

Awarding Body:

Pearson Education

HNC: One Year (Full-Time); Two Years (Part-Time)

HNC: One Year (Full-Time); Two Years (Part-Time)

HND: Two years (Full-Time), three years (Part-Time), 12-18 months (Top up, Part-time).

Mode of Study:

Full time & Part-time

How do I apply:

Please apply direct to Yeovil College University Centre by calling 01935 845454 or emailing

If you would like to study full-time, you need to apply through UCAS using institution code YEOV Y25 and UCAS code: HNC - M03C HND - M03D
Course Fee (2019/20):

Tuition Fees – Information relating to fees is here