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Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering


Level 4


This part time, two year course is aimed at those working in the engineering industry and seeking a progression route. Learners who want to formalise the skills already acquired in the industry or those wishing to re-skill or up-skill from Level 3. The course has been designed to meet specific needs of the local engineering industry by providing a range of higher level technical skills in manufacturing, procurement and management.


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Course Content

The eight units delivered in this course provide a specialist work related programme of study covering the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the manufacturing sector. It provides a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment, and opportunities to progress into higher education. Year 1 units: Analytical Methods for Engineers; Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling Principles; Computer Aided Machining; Manufacturing Processes. Year 2 units: Engineering Science; Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation; Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics; Quality Assurance and Management.

Assessment Method

Learners will be assessed through practical and written assessments over a wide range of engineering disciplines.

Progression Opportunities

Completion of this HNC will facilitate progression to higher level roles within the Learner’s own place of work. Successful Learners will be eligible to substantial module exemptions within the Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering at South West College, leading to Year 2 entry of the BEng (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Ulster University. In addition to this, Learners will be eligible to enter Year 1 of a range of degree courses.

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Entry Requirements

Learners should have attained a Grade C or above in GSCE English and Maths and hold a related NVQ Level 3 or BTEC National Diploma. Mature Learners who already possess a third level qualification in an alternative discipline or Learners currently working/or with experience in the engineering field.

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Course Costs

Total Fee Session dependent
Reduced Fee Session dependent

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Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 11 September 2017
Time: 13:00–21:00
Fee: £560.00
Reduced Fee: £0.00
Places Available: 0
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