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Engineering: Mechanical (Glasgow University) HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Nautical and STEM

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 1 year

Location

Riverside Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

This one-year course has been designed in partnership with the University of Glasgow to allow successful students to progress on to Year 2 of the following degree programmes within the University’s School of Engineering:

Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics, and Mechatronics.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade B or above, in Mathematics and either Physics OR Engineering Science.
  • Students with relevant SWAP Access or National Qualification at SCQF level 6 may also be considered, with suitable academic reference.

Additional selection requirements

This articulation programme is a Widening Participation initiative, and in addition to the entry requirements listed above, you must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be Scottish domiciled, residing within a target postcode area (SIMD, deciles 1-4) (You can check your postcode for eligibility on the University of Glasgow’s postcode checker) OR
  • Be care-experienced OR estranged and studying without family support OR have caring responsibilities.

If you have any questions regarding the eligibility criteria, please contact the University of Glasgow’s Articulation Development Officer - daniel.keenan@glasgow.ac.uk. 

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

In the first year at college you will study the following subjects:

  • Statics and Strength of Materials.
  • Thermofluids.
  • Dynamics.
  • Materials Selection.
  • Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3 & 4.
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics.
  • Engineering Principles.
  • Computer-Aided Draughting for Engineers.
  • Engineering Drawing.
  • Communications.
  • Introduction to Quality Management.
  • DC and AC Principles.
  • Design for Manufacture.

In addition to attending college, you will also attend additional sessions at the University's main campus.

After the course

Careers

At the end of the degree programme you will be able to apply for a position as a Graduate Engineer in industry.

Continuing Study

The college will support you in your completion of a UCAS application for 2nd year entry in one of the following degree programmes:

Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics, and Mechatronics.

Progression to 2nd year is dependent upon successful completion of the course (pass all units and achieve A pass in the Graded Unit exam and UCAS application.

Teaching

How the course is taught

The course will be taught over 3 days a week at our Riverside Campus.

Assessment methods

  • This is a 17 credit HNC.  Some of the units are assessed in a single exam upon completion of teaching for that unit (e.g. Statics and Strength of Materials, Thermofluids and Dynamics).  Other units involve practical skills such as fault finding on the pneumatic and hydraulics rigs.  CAD drawings are completed within our computer suites.
  • Towards the end of the year, you will undertake a Graded Unit 1 exam.  This is a 3 hour, closed book exam containing questions from the following topics: Statics and Strength of Materials, Thermofluids, Dynamics, Materials, Quality, Pneumatics and Hydraulics and Engineering Principles.
  • All units are graded as Pass/Fail other than the Graded Unit which is graded A, B, C or Fail.

Additional Information

Materials

All college notes are available as handouts or accessible through our VLE.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 1 year
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome