Course Information


Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering) - RQF

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Monday
Time: 13:30–21:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 32
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 224
Fee: 610
Places Available: 13
Course Coordinator: Rhoda.ONeill@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen (Tech & Skills)
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 13:30–21:30
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 32
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 224
Fee: 610
Places Available: 15
Course Coordinator: John.Dolan@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course has been designed to meet the specific needs of the local engineering industry by providing a range of higher level technical skills in manufacturing, procurement and management. The course is aimed at those working in the engineering industry and seeking an academic progression route whilst continuing to work. It is also designed for persons who want to formalise the skills already acquired in the industry or those wishing to re-skill. In addition to this, the course is also aimed at full time students completing A-Levels, BTEC National Diplomas or Level 3 Apprenticeships who wish to continue their academic career in Engineering. This course provides a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development.

Additional Information

The model is designed to make the course more suitable for candidates in full-time employment, and for their respective employers.The course provides a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment, and opportunities to progress into further higher education. *The fees quoted are payable for each year.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available inyour Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: www.swc.ac.uk and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

    This course will appeal to employees within the manufacturing industry, requiring training in:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing Projects
  • CAD/CAM or Automation, Robotics and (PLCs)
  • Quality & Business Improvement
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Production Engineering.
  • Presentation, Interpersonal and Teamwork skills will all be developed throughout the duration of the course.

    Core Modules

    The 8 units delivered in this course provides a specialist work-related programme of study covering the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the manufacturing sector.Course units include:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project – Pearson-set
  • CAD/CAM or Automation, Robotics and (PLCs)
  • Quality & Process Improvement
  • Hydraulics, Pneumatics & Electronics
  • Production Engineering for Manufacture

    Optional Modules

    All units are compulsory.

    Assessment Method

    Students will be assessed through practical and written assessments, covering a wide range of engineering disciplines.

    Progression Opportunities

    Completion of this HNC will facilitate progression to higher-level roles within the candidate’s own place of work.

  • In addition to this, candidates will be eligible to enter year one of a range of Degree courses at either Ulster University or Queens University, enter a Foundation Degree or top up to a HND (subject to availability).

    Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements, however, the programme lead will check that students recruited onto this programme have a reasonable expectation of success on the programme. Because of the requirement for a high level of Maths' skills in engineering it is recommended that all students complete diagnostic Maths' assessments preferably before beginning a Higher National course.This means that for students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • Grade A* to C and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths, or equivalent (strongly recommended)
  • 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 relevant GCE Advanced Level subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4, or equivalent
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications (Science, Technology or similar)
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • An international equivalent of any of the above.
  • The programme leader will also consider applicants’ prior learning when considering acceptance on the HNC in Engineering (General Engineering), through Recognition of Prior Learning.