HNC Manufacturing Engineering, Level 4

Course overview

Manufacturing engineering is the perfect career choice for critical thinkers who enjoy a technical and creative approach to their work. From consumer electronics, such as televisions, to food, vehicles and machinery, this is a diverse sector involving the creation and production of a range of industrial and commercial products. This course will prepare you for work at a technical or supervisory role and will develop your knowledge, understanding and vocational skills to a high level. You will develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills that will allow you to progress to a technical, professional or managerial career.

Entry requirements

To apply you will require either; a relevant level 3 or national certificate/diploma in engineering, AVCE full award or GNVQ Advanced in Engineering, A-levels in mathematics and an appropriate science or related work experience or qualifications deemed equivalent to those above

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through assignment-based coursework, although there are some internally set tests. You will be assessed by the College and then externally moderated by BTEC Edexcel.

What can I do next

If you wish to progress to further study, you may want to consider a university degree course in an engineering subject, or an eighteen month top-up to a Foundation Degree in Manufacturing or HND Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering. As a Manufacturing Engineer, you can choose to specialise in areas such as product design, where you will use computer aided design software to design products that meet performance, quality and cost targets, alongside anticipating the impact of products on society, i.e. how they will be used, decomposed and recycled. Other areas to specialise in include process design and improvement, facility Design, operations management and information systems.

Course Modules

Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
A preparation mathematics module that is taught across all of our HNC programmes to provide a good base and preparation for the Analytical Methods module.

Analytical Methods
A mathematics module, taught across all HNC programmes, providing contextualised analysis of mathematics in engineering situations.

Supply Chain Management
The aim of this module is to examine the main principles, concepts and practices of supply chain management.

Engineering Science (Mechanical and Electrical)
A science module, taught across all HNC programmes, to provide a good
general engineering science base for any engineering subject.

Planning and Scheduling Principles
The aim of this module is develop an understanding of the methods
and techniques used in process planning and scheduling and will
enable them to plan and schedule a manufacturing activity.

Quality and Business Improvement
The aim of this module is to develop knowledge and understanding
of the principles and applications of quality management.

Plant Maintenance and Decommissioning
This module will provide understanding of the types and need for
maintenance of engineering plant and skills needed to prepare
maintenance procedures and evaluate decommissioning procedures.

Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Usually a work-based project to develop skills of independent enquiry demonstrating
project management skills relevant to the students own employment and ambitions.

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Start Date
September 2017

Qualifications / Level
Level 4

Study Type
Part Time

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HE Fee Information
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