General Engineering at Grwp Llandrillo Menai - UCAS

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Course summary

If you are employed or have experience within the engineering industry, this course will provide you with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification which can be used for career development or to enter study at degree level. It is suitable for people who are employed, for example, in systems design, manufacture, maintenance and technical services areas of the mechanical, electronic and electrical engineering industries. It is also a suitable course if you have completed a Level 3 qualification and wish to further develop your skills with a view to employment in the engineering industry. The first eight units represents the minimum credits required to be awarded a HNC. These units are equally split between mandatory core units, Electrical/Electronic units and Engineering units. In order to develop as an all-round Engineer, the further four units listed have been included to give the student a better experience both in-terms of Engineering knowledge and academic/scholastic achievement. Although these units would only be delivered if enough interest was generated, it is highly recommended that students undertake them as optional extra units at the current extra unit cost. The HNC General Engineering provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the engineering sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units. The qualifications are mode free but they are primarily undertaken by part-time learners studying over two years. In some sectors, there are opportunities for those wishing to complete an intensive programme of study in a shorter period of time. There are additional funding opportunities available for this course, if you are employed for more than 16 hours per week in an appropriate vocational setting. **Specialist additional pathways: Available at the Llangefni campus: • HNC General Engineering • HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering • HNC Mechanical Engineering Available at the Rhos-on-Sea campus: • HNC General Engineering Available at the Dolgellau campus: • HNC General Engineering**

  • Unit Information
The course consists of the following modules: Analytical Methods for Engineers Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics Electrical and Electronic Principles Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles Engineering Science Mechanical Principles Mechanical Principles and Applications Programmable Logic Controllers Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This course has a minimum entry requirement of 32 UCAS tariff points with at least 16 points from a full A-Level or equivalent level 3 qualification, supported by 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Maths. Applicants without the above qualifications may be considered if relevant industry qualifications and experience can be shown together with an ability of GCSE level numeracy and literacy. In this case a supporting reference letter from the employer/sponsor will also be required. In the event of the criteria not being met, then a bridging course will have to be successfully completed prior to enrolment on the course.

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Additional entry requirements


Important Entry Requirement & Application Update College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020. Interviews: Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time. Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.


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General Engineering at Grwp Llandrillo Menai - UCAS