This new manufacturing course offers further opportunities to gain specialist engineering skills and provides you with a sound basis for further study at degree level.
Our industry recognised qualification enables you to build skills currently in high demand by employers, alongside opportunities to further enhance your knowledge through site visits and and attending talks by guest speakers.
For those who have appropriate experience of working within this sector the programme is also offered as part-time study over four years. The part-time Manufacturing Engineering programme will allow you to fit other commitments around your study time but will include the same modules as the full-time course.
This exciting new HNC/D is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in a range of core manufacturing principles and technologies. The course provides a pathway into careers including manufacturing technician and incorporated engineer, in a diverse and expanding sector. The programme is ideal if you have an interest or previous experience in manufacturing engineering and enables you to extend your knowledge and previous experience. Learning is through guided assignments and examinations, with the focus on developing your analytical and problem solving skills combined with associated mathematical concepts.
This programme is an industry recognised qualification that builds skills currently in high demand by employers. It provides access to exciting opportunities within a challenging and rewarding sector with fantastic career paths and many job prospects both locally, nationally and even internationally.
The course, comprising eight modules (HNC) and a further eight (HND), covers the fundamental engineering concepts and skills required of a higher technician as well as providing a sound basis for further study at degree level. As with all engineering day release programmes, individual modules may be studied separately to update knowledge. The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activity, guided assignment work and examinations. Emphasis is placed on problem solving skills and students should expect the delivery to reflect this combined with associated mathematical concepts.
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Most modules count for 15 academic credits, with each credit taken equating to a total study time of around 10 hours, which includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.
Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. A total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits are needed for an honours degree as a whole. Overall grades for the course and degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of core modules at a given level. Our teaching is informed by research, professional practice and industry engagement and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline.
Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma or 2 A Levels in relevant subjects, or level 3 qualifications in maths and science or equivalent. Industrial experience may also be considered.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.
Our graduates either begin an exciting career in the workplace within this high-tech industry or/and continue to the HND Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering or other professional development degree level programmes, either full or part-time. Graduates of the part-time HNC/D programme typically use this qualification to increase promotional career opportunities within their sector. Graduate career paths include manufacturing, design for manufacture and research.
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