HNC in Engineering (General Engineering)
|Mode of study||HE Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||13 September 2021 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change|
|Course code||FLR4EHC001 (2122)|
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Who is it for?
Students with a keen interest and/or experience in either computing and IT and who wish to embark on a career in this field.
The Higher National qualifications in Engineering are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the engineering sector and are designed for students who wish to further develop or pursue a career in engineering. In addition to the skills, knowledge and techniques that underpin the study of the sector, the Higher Nationals in Engineering give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for employment, progression within employment or further study.
Entry requirements could include A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering; A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject, (this profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent)) or other related Level 3 qualifications.
Entry to the course may also be available through related work experience.
What does the course involve?
Core Units: Engineering Design; Engineering Maths; Engineering Science; Managing Professional Engineering Project; Quality and Process Improvement.
Specialist Units: Mechanical Principles; Materials Properties and Testing’
How is the course assessed?
Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied. Typical assessment methods include assignments, practical experiments, log books and presentations. Please refer to the Course Specification for additional information.
The HNC is a 1 year programme. You will be required to attend college for two days per week. The academic year is split into three terms over 30 weeks. Informal interview required. No concessions.
We do our best to make HE study as easy as possible for you and that includes making living away from home for the first time an exciting prospect, rather than a cause for concern. Student accommodation is now available in the centre of Shrewsbury.
Students completing their full time HNC will be aiming to go on to employment or progress to a final year at university.
What do I do next?
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