Engineering & Motor Vehicle

BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) Engineering (HNC Conversion) (Part-time) - E099

12 Quays Part Time Higher Education

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This course prepares you for employment in the operations engineering sector and will be suitable for students who have already decided that they wish to enter this area of work.

Some adult students may wish to make the commitment required by this qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment in engineering or progress onto a university degree level programme.

Other students may want to extend the specialism that they followed on the Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC programme.

Course Details

Students will undertake specific units discussed at interview, according to the matched units needed to convert to HND. A list of units available can be found below:

  • 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:

    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Mechatronics
    • Machining and Metal Forming Processes
    • 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.
      • If applicable, the College can deliver optional units, flexibly, according to the needs or choice of your employer.

        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 should include:

      • HNC in Engineering
      • Relevant vocational, work based experience/learning demonstrated by a work reference or CV

      Individual circumstances will be taken into consideration.

      All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview to determine suitability for the course.

      Applicants should be self-motivated as independent and self-managed learning is an integral part of the course.

      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.

      Assessment Method

      For each unit, students will be assessed through class-based assignments that may include a coursework element, depending on the module. 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.

      This course has a maximum class size of 12. In classroom-based sessions for core units (and some optional), you may be taught alongside students from different engineering disciplines.

      Where can I progress to?

      Employment in all areas of industry in engineering related jobs at both technical and first line and middle management level.

      Apply Now

      Starting 18th September 2019 - Ending - 24th June 2020REF E099L001

      If you are aged 19 or over:

      Fee : £2650.00

      The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.

      For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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