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In Short

Highly regarded by employers, the BTEC Higher National  Engineering is a nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the skills demanded by industry.  All applicants should have a commitment to study at a higher education level.

When redeveloping the HNC in Engineering Pearson collaborated with a wide range of students, employers, providers and subject experts to ensure that the new qualification met their needs and expectations.  There is now a greater emphasis on employer engagement and work readiness. The new BTEC Higher National qualifications in Engineering are designed to reflect this increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways

The Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Engineering (RQF) is a qualification with a  minimum of 120 credits of which 60 credits are mandatory core.  Studying at a Higher National Certificate level will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enhance existing skills or to progress to a professional or managerial career in engineering.  Your first year will build on your existing knowledge of the sector; in the second year you will continue to develop these skills through theoretical and practical projects.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally be at least 18 years of age and have a BTEC Level 3 in Engineering or related Level 3 qualification and/or relevant professional experience.  In addition applicants should hold A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths (or equivalent).  Applicants will be invited for interview.

 

 

Course Content

To achieve the HNC in Engineering (General Engineering) you will need to complete a minimum of 120 credits of which 60 credits are mandatory core.

The mandatory core units for HNC are:

Engineering Design, Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson set)

In addition to the mandatory core you will also study the following units:

Engineering Management, Materials, Properties and Testing, Computer Aided Design and Manufacture and Mechatronics.

 

 

 

How will I be assessed?

Much of the study will require work outside of formal classes, so self-motivation and good time management skills are essential. As a guideline you are advised that a 15-credit unit approximates to a learning time of 150 hours. The course is predominantly assessed through the completion of large projects that you will undertake both individually and in groups.

 

Progression

The HNC in Engineering is equivalent to Year 1 of a Degree, so many universities will accept students with HNC to Year 2 of a BA/BSc Honours Degree

 

Fees

The course fees for all students for this course will be £3250 per annum for 2019/20. Details of the student finance available for all higher education students can be found on the student finance website www.gov.uk/student-finance. For information and advice on course fees please contact Roz Osborne at email roz_osborne@weymouth.ac.uk or telephone 01305 764733.

 

Additional Course Costs

Additional costs include £5 refundable HE Centre pass and a £10 College parking permit if applicable. *Note – All costs may be subject to change and may vary dependent on place of purchase.

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