General Engineering HNC – Awarded by Pearson

This course has expired but has been left here for reference purposes.

What is this course about?

This course has been developed with career progression and recognition by professional bodies in mind. It provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the engineering sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.
This is a multidiscipline course covering electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering. It will develop analytical and practical skills and provides the opportunity to undertake a work-related project.
Core units include:
? Analytical Methods for Engineers
? Engineering Science
? Project: Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Optional units include:
? Mechanical Principles
? Manufacturing Processes
? Fluid Mechanics
? Programmable Logic Controllers
? Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles
The course is studied over 2 years on a part-time basis.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be 18 or over and have successfully completed a BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Engineering.

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General Engineering HNC – Awarded by Pearson

Start: 13/09/2017
Days: Wed
Time: Wed-09:00-16:30

How is it taught

This part time course is taught one day per week over two years normally in the classroom. The taught sessions consist of lectures, class activities and practical sessions. There is an expectation that you should work independently while away from the college. The assessment of BTEC Higher National qualifications is criterion-referenced and learners? evidence is assessed against the published learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that effective learning of the content of each unit has taken place. Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning, is required for each unit. The assessment of the evidence relates directly to the assessment criteria for each unit, supported by the generic grade descriptors.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a series of assessments including some practical assessments. You will also be expected to formally present your project in year 2. All units will be individually graded as ?pass,? ?merit? or ?distinction?. To achieve a pass grade for the unit learners must meet the assessment criteria set out in the specifications. This will give transparency to the assessment processes and provides for the establishment of national standards for each qualification

What else do I need to know?

This course is for anyone wishing to extend their engineering knowledge beyond level 3 or requiring a prerequisite for University entry. The course fee shown is for the full course. Financial support, including HE Loans may be available towards this cost and other expenses depending upon your personal circumstances. For more information please see Application must be online through the Staffordshire University online system – see

What could I do next?

On successful completion of the HNC you could progress to the HND in General Engineering. Progression from this qualification may well be into or within employment in the manufacturing engineering sector where learners may work towards Incorporated Engineering status. Alternatively learners could progress to degree courses in related engineering areas such as manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, electronic or automotive engineering.
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