Engineering and Manufacturing are vital to the UK economy where a variety of businesses operate. Our HNC in Manufacturing will provide you with the theoretical knowledge of production engineering, quality management with design and manufacturing skills. This course is also an ideal stepping stone for those who wish to progress to a final year degree level manufacturing course and Incorporated Engineer Status
• BTEC L3 in Engineering related qualification, or • A-level physics and mathematics, with supporting passes at GCSE A, B or C in an appropriate science or technology subject, or • Other Qualifications & Industrial experience will be considered on merit.
Units that the HNC Manufacturing Engineering course consist of are as follows : • Unit 1 : Engineering Design • Unit 2 : Engineering Maths • Unit 3 : Engineering Science • Unit 4 : Managing a professional Engineering Project • Unit 14 : Production Engineering for Manufacture • Unit 17 : Quality & Process Improvement • Unit 9 : Materials, Properties and Testing • Unit 23 : Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM). Core modules: • Unit 1 : Engineering Design • Unit 2 : Engineering Maths • Unit 3 : Engineering Science • Unit 4 : Managing a professional Engineering Project. With the following specialist Modules : • Unit 14 : Production Engineering for Manufacture • Unit 17 : Quality & Process Improvement. Likely optional modules: • Unit 9 : Materials, Properties and Testing • Unit 23 : Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM). Awarding body : Pearson Education Ltd. Each unit is worth 15 credit, at level 4. To complete the HNC qualification to a minimum pass grade a student must have :- • Completed units equivalent to 120 credits at level 4, • Achieved at least a pass in 105 credits at level 4. Delivery of the HNC will take place via formal lectures, and practical workshop \ tutorials. Related course materials are available on the colleges Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) pages. Dependent upon semester attendance at the college will be between 7½ and 9 hours class contact a week, on a day release basis. For each hour within the class room at least 1 hour will be required self study. The course runs over one and a half academic years based on attendance one day a week.
The course will be assessed mainly by individual written assignments. However other assessment methods are used, such as : - • Presentation’s • Time based assessments (tests) • Weekly record of progression ‘diary’ (log book) for unit 4.
There is a mixture of specialist’s staff delivering the course, with varying industrial, academic and teaching experience. All staff have a BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) degrees in their field of expertise. With previous engineering occupations such as : • Technical analyst (system support) • Electronics Technician • CNC Programmer \ Setter \ Operator • Operations, rewinding and panel manufacturing supervisor • Electrical & HVAC projects Engineer Due to the varying individual nature of Unit 4 ‘Engineering Project’, any associated physical materials required for this unit will have to be sourced by the student. Stationery will be required. Such as pens, paper, folder, geometry set & calculator – (recommend Casio FX83 or FX85 model)
HND in Manufacturing Engineering Or direct entry onto a BEng (hons) in Manufacturing Engineering at a University.