Engineering – Mechanical & Manufacturing / Electrical & Electronic Pathways

HNC/HND

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Availability & Details

Engineering - HNC Diploma - Mon 09.30 - 18.30 - Year 1 - Mechanical/Manufacturing Group SP-ENGNHC-G(2122)1A1

Venue
South Downs Campus

Type of study
Adult Learning, Higher Education, Part Time

Dates
13-Sep-2021 - 27-Jun-2022 (weeks)

Examination board
BTEC
Fees
Course Full Fee £2440.00
Course Full Fee £2910.00
Exam Full Fee £225.00

Engineering - HNC Diploma - Mon 09.30 - 18.30 Year 1 - Electrical & Electronic Group SP-ENGNHC-G(2122)1B1

Venue
South Downs Campus

Type of study
Adult Learning, Higher Education, Part Time

Dates
13-Sep-2021 - 27-Jun-2022 (weeks)

Examination board
BTEC
Fees
Course Full Fee £2440.00
Course Full Fee £2910.00
Exam Full Fee £225.00

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), both one day per week.

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 Mechanical/Manufacturing Pathway and the Electrical & Electronic Pathway. The Pathway that you will study will be determined when your application is reviewed by our Admissions team.

Cost: Year 1 HNC £3,135, Year 2 HNC £2,370, Year 3 HND £3,340 (+ £1,235 Year 2 optional units if continuing with HND)

HNC
If you have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the
following:
– GCSE grade 4 or above in Mathematics
– A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering
– 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 in 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.

Mechanical/Manufacturing Pathway

If you choose to study the 18 month part time HNC on the Mechanical/Manufacturing Pathway, you will study the following units:

HNC

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Production Engineering for Manufacture
  • Quality and Process Improvement
  • Managing a Professional Engineering
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

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

If you choose to study the three year part time HND on the Mechanical/Manufacturing Pathway, you will study the following:

HND

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Further Mathematics
  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles
  • 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 month part time HNC on the Electrical & Electronic Pathway, you will study the following units:

HNC:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • 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 three year part time HND on the Electrical & Electronic Pathway, you will study the following units:

HND:

  • Embedded Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
  • Industrial Systems
  • Further Mathematics.

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.

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.

 

HNC
Assessment is through the 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 the final overall grade for the qualification. All assessment procedures are subject to scrutiny by an external examiner appointed by the awarding body.

HND
Assessment is through the 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 the final overall grade for the qualification. 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, Production 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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