Are you good at problem solving? Do you have a mechanical mind? Are you curious about how things work? From controlling bulldozers and cranes to maintaining equipment and diagnosing faults, Operations Engineering is a diverse and highly skilled area. You need to be mechanically inclined and technically minded to succeed in this industry. Our HNC in Operations Engineering offers a solid grounding in the principles of the trade, helping you to acquire the skills and knowledge you need to get your foot on the career ladder.
Our excellent links with employers in Worcestershire and the surrounding areas gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and advice from people already working in the industry. Our natural progression routes between different programmes and courses make it easier for you to improve your qualifications and enhance your learning experience.
In your first year, you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to understand second year modules. Your second year will then develop your depth of understanding with higher thinking and cognitive skills.
To apply for this course you will need 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. Our courses are assessed by the College and externally moderated by BTEC Edexcel.
What can I do next
If you are thinking about 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 Mechanical Engineering or HND Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Operations Engineering is a demanding yet rewarding career with opportunities to work in industry, manufacture, the military and utilities. You could be working on roads, bridges, tunnels, stadiums or even skyscrapers by controlling excavation machines, facilitating waste removal or repairing equipment. Or how about designing and developing the machinery in the first place?
Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
Engineering Science (Mechanical and Electrical)
Instrumentation and Control Principles
Programmable Logic Controllers
Plant Maintenance and Decommissioning
Application of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation