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Programme Description

The general aim of this award is to develop the thinking, practical and personal skills of the student to the best of his or her ability. The award will enable students to make a contribution to the mechanical and manufacturing engineering profession at senior technician level. The part-time, two year award will also enable students working in the industry to broaden their skills base beyond the horizons of their existing employment and thus enhance their career prospects.

At a Glance

  Part Time

  2 Years

  Graig Campus

Programme Features

The course content, outcomes and delivery:

Match the needs of industry and society at large

Incorporate health and safety, environmental issues and sustainability

Establish the relevance of engineering to solve real world problems

Enhance learners understanding of the design processes relevant to mechanical and manufacturing engineering

Provide a vocationally relevant qualification that fits students for wider employment

Enables students to communicate and work effectively with fellow professionals

Provides a basis for professional development

Equip students with learning skills necessary for either progression to further studies or for life long learning

Train technician engineers to a level that will enable them to function effectively in the mechanical and manufacturing engineering professions

Programme Content

Example course units include: Design and Manufacture Professional Practice for Engineers, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Science, Thermo Fluids, Materials, Project, Business Management and Electrical Technology for Mechanical Engineers.

Progression & Employment

Successful completion of the HNC will qualify students for entry to HND / degree courses in related subjects. Careers that are directly related to this discipline include: Mechanical Development Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Production Engineer (Technical Sales). Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineers are employed by the manufacturing industry, service industries, the armed forces and research organisations.

Method of Assessment

Assessment for this award is by means of assignments and end of module examinations. Students are also assessed in a range of common skills within their technical modules.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed a Level 3 National Certificate/Diploma/Extended Diploma in an Engineering subject, or one A Level in a relevant subject or equivalent. Mature students with relevant industrial experience may be considered without the stated formal qualifications.

Additional Costs

Mae ffioedd addysg uwch yn gymwys a chaiff unrhyw gostau ychwanegol eu pennu’n flynyddol gan y coleg. 

The learner will also be required to provide their own stationary and basic classroom equipment appropriate to their course (eg pens and a calculator).