Manufacturing Engineering HNC

- Edexcel

Level 4

Who is this course for?

This two-year, part-time course is for people who are employed in an engineering environment and wish to move into a junior management role, or those in full-time education who wish to progress to a degree course in Engineering.

Formal Entry Requirements

Prospective students will need to hold a relevant Level 3 qualification such as the BTEC National Certificate in Manufacturing, Electronics, Electrical or Automotive Engineering. Alternatively, you may have A Levels in Mathematics and Science. If you have sufficient experience of the manufacturing industries, you may also qualify as a mature student. All applicants are interviewed to ensure that the course is right for them.

What does the course involve?

The course consists of eight units, of which all students study Analytical Methods for Engineers, Engineering Science, and Project Design Implementation and Evaluation.

Students then choose five further units from a wide range that includes: 
Health, Safety and Risk Assessment in Engineering
Advanced Computer-Aided Design for manufacture
Computer-Aided Machining
Electrical and Electronic Principles
Programmable Logic Controllers
Engineering design; CAD/CAM
Application of Machine Tools
Business Management Techniques.

Enrichment activities

We run an activity week every term where students can participate in a range of activities such as five-a-side football, indoor rock climbing and archery, or get help completing their assignments (some activities will require payment). Guest speakers from industry are frequently invited to the college and there are also visits to local companies and engineering exhibitions.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by assignments, coursework and online assessment.

Where can I go next?

The HNC is an industry-recognised qualification that is valued by employers. It also enables you to apply for engineering courses at university.