The HNC in Manufacturing Engineering provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the Manufacturing Engineering sector. In this pathway, students take four mandatory core units, two specialist units and an additional two optional units.
Mandatory Core Units:
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Maths
- Engineering Science
- Managing a Professional Engineering Project
Mandatory Specialist Units:
- Production Engineering for Manufacture
- Quality and Process Improvement
- Mechanical Principles
- CAD for Maintenance Engineers
Skills and Knowledge Developed:
The course will:
- provide preparation for a range of technical and management careers in engineering
- provide specialised studies which are directly relevant to individual vocations and professions in which students are currently working, or in which they intend to seek employment
- enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment
- provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for progression to graduate and postgraduate studies
- develop the range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes which are essential for successful performance in working life
The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:
HNC Engineering (Manufacturing) Programme Handbook (19-20)
Please note: this course will only run if it receives a sufficient number of applications.
Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering
This course leads to...
The Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in engineering which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage.
On successful completion of the Level 4 Higher National Certificate, students can progress into employment or continue their study at level 5 - HND in Engineering (Top Up) - which provides an opportunity to extend an existing HNC qualification to a higher level with study of more in depth specialist units.
For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:
• A* to C/ 4-9 grade in GCSE Maths
• BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering (MPP Grade)
• GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This should be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C/ 4-9 (or equivalent)
• other related Level 3 qualifications
• Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved
further education institution
• related work experience
• an international equivalent of the above
Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.
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