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HNC Operations Engineering (Part-time) - 2018 Entry

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Reasons to study HNC Operations Engineering

  • Small class sizes, offering unrivalled student to lecturer contact time.
  • Experienced tutors, who are industry experts with a natural passion for their subject will be teaching you.
  • Opportunities, upon successful completion, to progress into employment or onto higher level study with University Centre St Helens, progressing onto the HND Operations Engineering.
Start/End Date: September 2018 - May 2020
Duration: 2 years part time
Campus: The STEM Centre, Technology Campus
Course Contact: John Gilmartin
Telephone: 01744 623605
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Awarded By: Pearson

The HNC Operations Engineering is recognised by employers nationally as a qualification suitable for those working in higher technical, supervisory and management positions in operations engineering. This HNC allows students to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required for progression into a wide range of careers within the operations engineering sector. Developing analytical and evaluative skills during the course, upon successful completion graduates will be equipped with the skills required by employers for success in senior roles. Upon successful completion, you will have the opportunity to progress onto higher level study, including the HND Operations Engineering. To progress onto the HND, a new application will need to be made.

Course in-depth

What will I study?

All students successfully completing the HNC will receive a qualification that reflects both their theoretical and practical knowledge in the specific field of Operations Engineering. You will study engineering principles, whilst gaining an understanding of management and business practice in the engineering sector. You will also gain an insight into the design, management and control of all operations engineering processes, including health and safety practices in the industry. Study also involves undertaking practical project based work. Students on the HNC will study the following core units:

  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Engineering Science
  • Analytical Methods for Engineers Optional Units on this HNC include:
  • PLCs
  • Plant Technology
  • Project Design, Implementation
  • Electrical Power
  • Business Management
  • Techniques
  • Engineering Design
  • Application of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Plant and Process Principals

How will I study?

Students are required to attend over a two year period for one extended day per week, typically 9.00am to 8.00pm. The course will be delivered at the newly refurbished STEM Centre, Technology Campus, a purpose built campus that has recently received significant investment.

How will I be assessed?

All units on the HNC Operations Engineering are assessed by a combination of assignments, including progress tests and end of session examinations.

Ref: John Gilmartin


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Electrical Engineering
Fabrication and Welding
Short Courses
Mechanical Engineering
University Centre St Helens

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