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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.
This course will provide students with the core knowledge, skills and techniques that all engineers require, irrespective of future specialism, to achieve high performance in the engineering profession.
In addition, Presentation, Interpersonal and Teamwork skills will all be developed throughout the duration of the course.
All units are compulsory.
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:
The programme leader will also consider applicants’ prior learning when considering acceptance on the HNC in Engineering (General Engineering), through Recognition of Prior Learning.
Applicants must have 32 UCAS points to be eligible to enrol on the course, preferably from a L3 Engineering qualification.
Students who do not possess formal qualifications will be eligible to apply through APEL procedures for entry onto the course.
International Entry Requirements
Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering) is both taught and assessed in English, it is therefore critical that students have an appropriate level of English language skills.
Those students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below:
Students will be assessed through practical and written assessments, covering a wide range of engineering disciplines.
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).
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.
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Total Full Fee £650.00
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