Part Time:

Level 4 Mechanical Engineering – BTEC Higher National Certificate

Course Details

Entry Requirements

To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C (including Mathematics, English and Science) and a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.


You will be taught at our state-of-the-art CEMAST campus and have access to facilities such as a design suite, CAD/CAM, 3D Printing and Manufacturing workshop. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education.

CEMAST has been developed alongside employers and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer, to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations, presentations and lectures.

The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to workplace simulations.

This course is ideal for people wanting to progress their careers into management or gain professional recognition, by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.

You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to gain this qualification. 50 credits are achieved by completing the following mandatory core units:

  • Analytical methods for engineers
  • Engineering science
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation

The remaining credits are achieved through the completion of specialist units which may include:

  • Application of machine tools
  • Computer-aided machining
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Engineering Thermodynamics


Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style


Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol in a suitable engineering degree at university.


You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive.

Level 4 Course


Two Years

Start Dates

13.09.2018 – 25.06.2020 | Thurs | 09:00 – 17:00

Course Cost

£2,500 per year
Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.


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