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Engineering & Automotive

BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in General Engineering - E154

12 Quays Part Time Higher Education Duration 34 weeks

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This course provides technical knowledge and higher level skills in team leading, report writing, project management and presentation skills. It reflects the changing needs of the engineering industry.

This General Engineering course is taught at our multi-million pound Twelve Quays campus in Birkenhead.

Course Details

Students must undertake a total of eight units to achieve a HNC in Mechanical Engineering; consisting of four mandatory core units, two mandatory specialist units and two optional units. A list of these can be found below.

Core:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project

Specialist:

  • Mechanical Principles
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

General Optional Unit Bank (Level 4) that may be delivered include:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Mechatronics
  • Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials
  • Mechanical Principles*
  • Materials, Properties and Testing
  • Mechanical Workshop Practices
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Management
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines*
  • Production Engineering for Manufacture*
  • Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • Quality and Process Improvement*
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles*
  • Digital Principles
  • Electrical Machines
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices*
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Operations and Plant Management
  • Electrical Systems and Fault Finding
  • CAD for Maintenance Engineers

*Optional Unit also available as a Specialist Unit.

If applicable, the College can deliver Optional Units flexibly, according to the needs or choice of your employer. (Note: If the student has no prior practical experience then it is recommended that 'Mechanical Workshop Practices' is the selected optional unit.)

Detailed descriptions of all units, which also include recommended resources for that unit, can be found via Pearson's website.

Entry Guidelines
Entry criteria for the course includes Grade *A-C /9-4 grade in GCSE Mathematics as well as either relevant vocational, work based experience/learning demonstrated by a work reference or CV or a relevant level 3 qualification (ideally Engineering or Science based). If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Equipment Required

Laptop (capable of running specialist software such as AutoCAD Inventor)

Assessment Method

For each unit studied, students will be assessed through written assignments given at relevant points throughout the course. This may include a course work element depending on the particular module being taught. Further information on meeting passing criteria can be found via Pearson's website.

Additional Information

For timetabled sessions, students will be based at the College's Twelve Quays Campus. The College's term dates are available on its website. However, these may differ according to the programme's assessment calendar. Assessment calendars and timetables of study are typically available in respective course handbooks, accessible through the College Virtual Campus following enrolment. Are you aged 16-18? Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include: • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in english and maths (grade 4 and above) • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.


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Starting 14th September 2021 - Ending - 26th May 2023REF E154N002

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Tuesday 09:00 — 18:00 12 Quays
Wednesday 09:00 — 13:00 Online
Wednesday 09:00 — 18:00 12 Quays

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please note, this fee is the cost per year. For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a degree, foundation degree, HNC / HND or teacher training programme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for details.

Fee : £2995.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22. Find out more about student loans for Higher Education Programmes.

Starting 14th September 2021 - Ending - 22nd September 2021REF E154N001

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Tuesday 09:00 — 18:00 12 Quays
Wednesday 09:00 — 18:00 12 Quays

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please note, this fee is the cost per year. For Higher Education (HE) courses, student loans are available to most students undertaking a degree, foundation degree, HNC / HND or teacher training programme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for details.

Fee : £5990.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22. Find out more about student loans for Higher Education Programmes.


Course information correct at 23.09.21

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