Higher Education

Engineering HNC

Part-Time
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Overview

Course Location: Whittingham Road Campus

Course Duration: Part-time 2 years 1 day a week

Fees (2016-17)

  • Part-time UK and EU student £3,278 (£3,278 in year 2)

Please note that we are currently unable to accept international students.

About this course

Engineers are in short supply, both nationally and within the West Midlands.

Students completing a Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering would be required to complete this qualification.

This course allows you to gain the knowledge and skills to become a highly valued professional working in local companies, many of which are vital parts of the supply chains for both the automotive and aeronautical industries.

What will I learn?

45 credits

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Plus 5 specialist optional units for example
    • Programmable Logic Controllers
    • Business Improvement Techniques
    • Mechanical Principles
    • Electrical & Electronic Principles

You will study 75 credits. Options available will be dependent on staff specialisms.

How will I be assessed?

48 UCAS points

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering or a relevant discipline
  • 2 or more A Levels which must include Maths and/or Physics and a Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate preferably Science based

This profile must be supported by GCSE grades A* to C in English Language and Maths.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Where can it take me?

Employment routes after completion of qualification

This specialist study is relevant if you are aiming for progression in your existing career or are seeking employment in Engineering related industries.

Top up routes after completion of the qualification

If you wish to continue your studies you can use this qualification to progress on to a HND in Engineering or to progress on to a full honours degree at many universities, in an Engineering related subject area.

Additional Information

You can start this course in September or January.