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Qualification name HNC in Engineering
Qualification level 4
Awarding organisation University of Plymouth
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 5th September 2022
Cost £4,000.00
Attendance pattern Day/Block Release

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The course will give you a superb grounding in the essential principles and techniques needed to meet the increasingly challenging and exciting nature of the Engineering industry. It has been designed to be relevant to the needs of employment in the fields of Production, Manufacturing Engineering and Management.As a student on this course you will have the benefits of using the College's excellent facilities including 3D printing, an industrial robot, CAD/CAM suites and material testing laboratory. Current students are registered as student members of the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED). Completion of the course enables partial Incorporated Engineer registration.During the first year you will use CAD software to produce both 2D production drawing and 3D models, undertake design simulations and run stress analysis. You will be introduced to the capabilities of 3D printing to produce physical models and use a CAM package to develop and simulate a milled product. You will also study manufacturing process technologies and production costing calculations. There will be an introduction to business processes and theory within engineering companies and different project management techniques. This is tied together with the underpinning of mathematical theory and materials science, including metal and polymer experiments.During the second year you will continue to study and expand your understanding of manufacturing process examining the latest manufacturing theories and their effect on production capacity in terms of rapid introduction of products to a competitive marketplace. You will also study statistics to enable you to control and measure production output, product tolerances and quality. You will also be introduced to the management of production resources, incorporating the latest techniques of organisation of the work area. The business processes and theories from the first year will be applied through the production of a business plan. This can all be us

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HNC *Four GCSEs at at least grade 4/C, to include Maths and English, or an equivalent qualification, plus*One A Level at grade C in a relevant subject or equivalent AVCE or National Diploma / Certificate (or equivalent UK or overseas qualifications)*Students with a National Certificate or National Diploma in Manufacturing or Engineering (Mechanical Design) should normally have a Merit in Mathematics and/or Mechanical Principles, or*An Access to Higher Education Diploma*Applicants should have goo

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HNC Years 1 and 2 - Level 4 (Part time over 2 academic years or full time over 1 academic year) *Analytical Methods for Manufacturing*Business and Project Management*Computer Aided Engineering*Manufacturing Processes*Project*Supply Chain ManagementFdEng Year 3 - Level 5 (1 calendar year)*Industrial Robotics*Major Project*Quality Management*The Engineering Professional*Work Based Unit

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Assessment is by a variety of methods depending on the nature of the unit, these include but are not inclusive:*Assessments*Projects*Presentations*Tests*Practical work*Groups work*Laboratory work*Literature review*Research

Progression to the BEng/MEng (Hons) Engineering is an option for appropriate students.

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Address North Road
Parkstone
Poole
Dorset
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