Engineering (Engineering or Electrical & Electronic Pathways)

HNC/HND

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Availability & Details

Engineering - HNC Diploma - Mon 09.30 - 18.30 - Year 1 - Engineering Group SP-ENGNHC-G(2021)1A1

Venue
South Downs Campus

Type of study
Higher Education, Part-Time

Dates
14-Sep-2020 - 28-Jun-2021 (weeks)

Examination board
BTEC
Fees
Course Full Fee £2825.00
Exam Full Fee £185.00

Engineering - HNC Diploma - Mon 09.30 - 18.30 Year 1 - Electrical & Electronic Group SP-ENGNHC-G(2021)1B1

Venue
South Downs Campus

Type of study
Higher Education, Part-Time

Dates
14-Sep-2020 - 28-Jun-2021 (weeks)

Examination board
BTEC
Fees
Course Full Fee £2825.00
Exam Full Fee £185.00

Overview

The HNC/HND is a part time course for those working within the engineering sector and would like to progress their careers by gaining HNC/HND qualifications. We offer part time study programmes for HNC (18 months) or HND (3 years).

The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individuals so that you are able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving engineering sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications also aim to widen access to Higher Education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

There are two different pathways for the Engineering HNC/HND – the Engineering Pathway and the Electrical & Electronic Pathway. The Pathway that you will study will be determined when your application is reviewed by our Admissions team.

Engineering Pathway

Our courses include the use of modern industry-standard software and equipment, use of analysis tools, CAD, Lean Manufacturing techniques and process improvements. An ideal course for Mechanical, Design, Production or Process Engineers. The course is biased toward modern manufacturing techniques.

Electrical & Electronic Pathway

Our courses include the use of modern industry-standard software and equipment, use of analysis tools, CAD, programming and PLCs. An ideal course for Electrical Engineers, Electronic Technicians, Production Engineers, for example.

HNC
If you have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include
one of the following:
– GCSE Grade C (grade 4 under the new system) or above in Mathematics
– A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering
– An A Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one A Level subject
– Other related Level 3 qualifications
– An international equivalent of the above

We would also consider an applicant’s prior learning when considering their acceptance on a BTEC Higher National, through Recognition of Prior Learning and experience of the engineering sector.

Non-native English speakers: English Language skills equivalent to an IELTS score
of at least 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual section (listening and reading, writing, speaking).

HND
A valid HNC in Engineering.

Engineering Pathway

If you choose to study the 18 months, part time HNC on the Engineering Pathway at HSDC South Downs, you will study the following units:

HNC

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Maths
  • Production Engineering for Manufacture
  • Quality and Process Improvement
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project and two other units, for example:
  • Materials, Properties and Testing
  • Automation, Robotics and PLC

This level of study requires additional hours allocated each week outside of College for research and writing reports.

If you choose to study the 3 years, part time HND at HSDC South Downs, you will study the following:

HND

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Further Mathematics
  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Virtual Engineering

This level of study requires additional hours allocated each week outside of college for research and writing reports. We would recommend studying these seven units over two years.

Electrical & Electronic Pathway

If you choose to study the 18 months, part time HNC on the Electrical & Electronic Pathway at HSDC South Downs, you will study the following units:

HNC

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Maths
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices
  • Automation, Robotics and PLC
  • Digital Principles

If you choose to study the 3 years, part time HND on the Electrical & Electronic Pathway at HSDC South Downs, you will study the following units:

HND

  • Embedded Systems
  • Analogue Electronic Systems
  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
  • Industrial Systems
  • Further Mathematics

 

The courses are taught by a team of specialist subject lecturers, supported by a tutor. Classes are informal and incorporate a variety of teaching and learning methods including discussion, lectures, group work and practical sessions.

 

Engineering Pathway
Assessment is carried out through completion of assignment based activities, reports, coursework, practical work, independent study and research. Each unit is marked at Pass, Merit or Distinction grade and these will be used to calculate a final overall grade for the qualification.

Electrical & Electronic Pathway
HNC
Assessment is made through completion of assignment based activities, reports, coursework, practical work, independent study and research. Each unit is marked at Pass, Merit or Distinction grade and these will be used to calculate final overall grade for the qualification.

HND
The assessment procedure for each unit involves in-course tests, end-of-unit tests and the carrying out of a programme of assignments. All assessment procedures are subject to scrutiny by an external examiner appointed by the awarding body.

On completion of this course, you can progress on to a top-up degree at university or Degree Apprenticeship. Career destinations have included Design Engineers, Electrical or Electronic Engineers and Mechanical Engineers.

The course has been designed with local employer needs in mind and can be used as part of a Levy Funded Higher Apprenticeship.

 


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