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General Engineering (Mechanical)


Key Facts

Level 4
Wakefield City Campus, ASIC Building
Start Date:
September, 2021
2 Years
Mode of Study:
Awarding Body:
How to Apply:

You can apply directly to us for a part-time course, please download our Higher Education Application Form, complete the application form and return it to:-

Higher Education Office,
Wakefield College,
Margaret Street,
Wakefield WF1 2DH

Or you can email it to


The HNC Mechanical Engineering provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the mechanical.





This course is designed to equip working engineers with the necessary academic skills to progress in their careers. It is a broad-based program of study but addresses fundamental areas which span many disciplines in modern engineering including aerospace, energy, industrial manufacturing, design, mechatronics, and food processing.

The course comprises 4 units of study per year. Learners are provided with module materials, lectures, tutorials, computer workshops, laboratory tests, and research exercises. The course draws students from many international companies and a wide geographical catchment.

Course Features
  • Brand new facilities
  • Huge investment in our new Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre

Course Structure





  • Maths
  • Science
  • Engineering Design
  • CAD





  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Project
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Engineering Materials





Entry Requirements


Either/or Level 3 qualification in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our RPL process for accreditation towards this course. 

Fees & Funding

  £3375 per year of the courrse. 

Course Costs Included in the fees






Course Costs Not Included in the Fees






The everyday costs of studying at University Centre at Wakefield College that apply to all students include:

  • Travel: costs associated with travelling to and from campus. This could be bus or train fares, costs associated with running a car including car parking charges.
  • Consumables: folders, pads, pens.
  • Printing/photocopying: most written assignments are submitted via Turnitin but there are occasions where you may be required to submit work in a printed format e.g. dissertation. There are on campus printing/photocopy facilities across college and binding and additional services in the college library.
  • Subsistence: the campus has food outlets where students can purchase meals, drinks and snacks. Water dispensers are available around the campus for students to refill reusable bottles at no cost.
Bursaries and scholarships





For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.

Other Financial Support





For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.






The Higher National Certificate course introduces learners to higher education and enables progression to Higher National Diploma Level 5 and other degree courses, such as BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering.





I decided to do the HNC Diploma to increase my knowledge of the industry I work in. I work for Craven Fawcett, part of Group Rhodes, one of Europe’s largest original equipment manufacturers in its field.

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Victoria Bowering
HNC General Engineering (Mechanical)