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HNC Manufacturing Engineering

The HNC Manufacturing Engineering is intended for people who wish to work, or are already working, at a senior level as an Engineer in an engineering environment. The course will develop the skills needed for a wide range of engineering careers.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in September. You will be required to study on one extended day per week (typically from 9.00am to 8.00pm) for two years.

What will I study?

The HNC Manufacturing Engineering offers you the opportunity to study the discipline of manufacturing engineering at a technical level, and as such provide the you with a qualification that reflects your theoretical and practical knowledge.

You will study the following core units:

  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science

Optional units include:

  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling
  • Principles Engineering Design
  • Business Management
  • Techniques Advanced CAD
  • Techniques Statistical Process Control

This course is delivered at the newly refurbished STEM Centre, Technology Campus which has recently received significant investment.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of assignments including phase tests, laboratory work, classwork, case studies and formal end of session written examinations, seminar presentations and practical work.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should hold a National Certificate/Diploma in Engineering or a related subject or a Level 3 VRQ in Engineering or equivalent Qualification.

What are the course fees?

For 2018 entry, tuition fees for part-time study on this undergraduate qualification are £2500 per annum.

Subject to eligibility, students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to students joining this course in academic year 2018/18, together with details of how to apply can be found on our finance page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

The qualification provides you with the opportunity to seek career development into senior positions in national and international companies.

Students who complete this course could choose progress onto the HND in Manufacturing Engineering at University Centre St Helens.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: Mark Beesley


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