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
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
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.
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).