HNC: Pre Entry
Mechanical Engineering SCQF Level 7

An introduction to key aspects of mechanical engineering in preparation for the HNC course.


Why take this course?

This course offers prospective HNC students the opportunity to learn/refresh mathematical skills by applying maths to mechanical engineering problems. It also exposes students to the use of IT for mechanical engineers, along with Computer Aided Draughting. This course will stand you in good stead for progression towards more academic courses such as the HNC/D Mechanical Engineering.

What you will experience

You will cover the following topics in-depth:

  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Principles: Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Material Properties and Thermofluids
  • AutoCAD 2010
  • IT
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Key facts

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

What you will need

You will need a scientific calculator, maths set and appropriate stationery.

What you need to know

Next steps


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