The Pearson BTEC level 4 Higher National Certificate in provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the mechanical engineering sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.

The BTEC Higher National Certificate is directly awarded by Pearson Education, UK, one of the leading examining and awarding bodies in the United Kingdom.

BTEC Higher National Certificate qualifications are widely welcomed by the employers, recognized by many international professional bodies and having access to UK and other universities to enter into the second year of an honours degree Electrical/Electronic/ Computer Engineering subject to the respective universities discretion.

Successful BTEC Higher National Certificate graduates will able to:

  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of mechanical engineering.
  • communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities of personal responsibility needed for employment.
  • developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent working with growing fault finding and problem-solving strategies, and organisational awareness.
  • adaptable and flexible in their approach to work, showing resilience under pressure and the ability to meet challenging targets within a reasonable, pre-set, timeframe.
  • demonstrate regard for the ethical responsibilities of the engineer, for cost and for the importance of protecting and sustaining the environment.

About Pearson Education (UK)

  • Pearson Education is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. They believe education is for everyone, and they provide the tools for people to learn: whatever their age, wherever they are, in whatever fashion they choose. Pearson qualifications and resources ensure that students develop their skills and knowledge to the full, and are equipped to contribute positively in their chosen learning pathways and careers all over the world.
  • Pearson Education is the world’s leading learning company with a portfolio that provides innovative textbooks, assessment and testing, technology solutions and integrated services. Pearson qualification suite includes Edexcel academic, BTEC vocational and LCCI qualifications.
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Admission Requirements

  • Pass at least one subject at Grade E in GCE A level (or)
  • equivalent foreign qualifications (or) possess level 3 Diploma from Pearson BTEC / NCC Education (or)
  • Mature candidates (minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience) with NITEC or minimum 2 GCE O level passes (at least C6 in English and any other subject) or 3 GCE N level passes (at least grade 5 in English and any two other subjects)

Language Proficiency: Students entering the programme whose first language is not English or students whose medium of instruction on their qualifying programme was not English will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in English to TOEFL 500 / IELTS 5.5 or pass in BMC English entry test
Articulate with: Pearson Level 5 Higher National Diploma programmes (Engineering) which is equivalent to 2nd year of the Engineering Bachelor degree.

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Course Outline & Programme Structure

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits. The modules, levels and credit values of the programme satisfying the above requirements are given below.

S.NO UNIT (MODULE) TITLE LEVEL CREDIT
1 Engineering Design 4 15
2 Engineering Maths 4 15
3 Engineering Science 4 15
4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project 4 15
5 Mechanical Principles 4 15
6 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines 5 15
7&8 Electrical and Electronic Principles 4 15
Digital Principles 4 15
Engineering Management 4 15
Electrical Machines 4 15
Instrumentation and Control Systems 4 15

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Module Synopsis

1.Engineering Design

  • Plan a design solution and prepare an engineering design specification in response to a stakeholder’s design brief and requirements.
  • Formulate possible technical solutions to address the student-prepared design specification.
  • Prepare an industry-standard engineering technical design report.
  • Present to an audience a design solution based on the design report and evaluate the solution/presentation.

2. Engineering Maths

  • Identify the relevance of mathematical methods to a variety of conceptualized engineering examples.
  • Investigate applications of statistical techniques to interpret, organise and present data by using appropriate computer software packages.
  • Use analytical and computational methods for solving problems by relating sinusoidal wave and vector functions to their respective engineering applications.
  • Examine how differential and integral calculus can be used to solve engineering problems.

3. Engineering Science

  • Examine scientific data using both quantitative and computational methods.
  • Determine parameters within mechanical engineering systems.
  • Explore the characteristics and properties of engineering materials.
  • Analyse applications of A.C./D.C. circuit theorems, electromagnetic principles and properties.

4.Managing a Professional Engineering Project

  • Formulate and plan a project that will provide a solution to an identified engineering problem.
  • Conduct planned project activities to generate outcomes which provide a solution to the identified engineering problem.
  • Produce a project report analysing the outcomes of each of the project processes and stages.
  • Present the project report drawing conclusions on the outcomes of the project.

5. Mechanical Principles

  • Identify solutions to problems within static mechanical systems.
  • Illustrate the effects that constraints have on the performance of a dynamic mechanical system.
  • Investigate elements of simple mechanical power transmission systems.
  • Analyse natural and damped vibrations within translational and rotational mass-spring systems.

6. Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

  • Investigate fundamental thermodynamic systems and their properties.
  • Apply the Steady Flow Energy Equation to plant equipment.
  • Examine the principles of heat transfer to industrial applications.
  • Determine the performance of internal combustion engines.

7. Electrical and Electronic Principles

  • Apply an understanding of fundamental electrical quantities to evaluate simple circuits with constant voltages and currents.
  • Evaluate simple circuits with sinusoidal voltages and currents.
  • Describe the basis of semiconductor action, and its application to simple electronic devices.
  • Explain the difference between digital and analogue electronics, describing simple applications of each.

8. Digital Principles

  • Explain and analyse simple combinational logic circuits.
  • Explain and analyse simple sequential logic circuits.
  • Describe and evaluate the technologies used to implement digital electronic circuits.
  • Describe and analyse a range of digital subsystems, hence establishing the building blocks for larger systems.

9. Engineering Management

  • Examine the application of management techniques, and cultural and leadership aspects to engineering organisations.
  • Explore the role of risk and quality management in improving performance in engineering organisations.
  • Investigate the theories and tools of project and operations management when managing activities and optimising resource allocation.
  • Perform activities that improve current management strategies within an identified element of an engineering organisation.

10. Electrical Machines

  • Assess the constructional features and applications of transformers.
  • Analyse the starting methods and applications of three-phase induction motors and synchronous machines.
  • Investigate the types of generator available in industry by assessing their practical applications.
  • Analyse the operating characteristics of electromagnetic transducers and actuators.

11. Instrumentation and Control Systems

  • Identify the instrumentation systems and devices used in process control.
  • Investigate the industrial process control systems.
  • Analyse the control concepts and technologies used within an industrial process.
  • Apply predicted values to ensure stability within a control system.

 

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Method of Delivery

Day/evening classes taught by lectures with academic and industry experience

TYPE FULL-TIME PART-TIME
Local 9 Months 12 Months
International 9 Months NA

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Award Criteria

Student must pass all the 8 modules to be awarded with the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. Students must satisfy the minimum attendance requirements – 75% for Part-Time students and 90% for Full-time (both local and international students) – in all the modules for the award of Certificate of Attendance (COA).

Students are awarded a Pass, Merit and Distinction qualification grade using the points gained through all 120 credits at level 4 units.

Points per credit

Pass: 4

Merit: 6

Distinction: 8

Overall grade for the Higher National Certificate is awarded based on the table below:

Point Boundaries:

Grade Point boundaries
Pass 420-599
Merit 600-839
Distinction 840+

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Expected date of release of Assessment result

Assessment results will be available to the students within 3 months upon completion of the last assessment for that assessment cycle. Appeal (if any) on assessment results must be lodged within 7 days after the release of assessment results.

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Specimen Certificate

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Fees

Full-timePart-timeInternational
$7,633.41$6,984.99$8,000.84
  1. All fees are subject to the prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST) unless specified otherwise.
  2. Course Application Fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.
  3. Do not pay your school fees before you have signed the standard student contract.
  4. All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollar (S$).
  5. Fees are subject to periodic changes without prior notice.
  6. BMC accepts the following methods of payment:
    1. Cash
    2. Cashier’s order payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
    3. Cheque payable to BMC International College Pte Ltd
    4. NETS
    5. Credit cards (VISA & Mastercard)

COURSE DURATION TABLE:

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