New College, Swindon

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Engineering (General Engineering)

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Course summary

This is a one-year level 4 programme which will extend knowledge of those working in a variety of roles within the engineering sector. Students will develop their understanding of working practices throughout their studies, which may facilitate further career development opportunities. This is a one-year level 4 programme which will extend knowledge of those working in a variety of roles within the engineering sector. Students will develop their understanding of working practices throughout their studies, which may facilitate further career development opportunities. You will be provided with details of the assignment requirements for each Unit. Students will be encouraged to engage with personal and professional development, gaining formative feedback on progress towards Unit outcomes, and developing knowledge and competence in the discipline. Summative assessment is mainly through coursework. Students will evidence their progress through written academic essays and reports, or practical activities, which will vary according to each individual Unit assessment requirements. Each Unit will carry more than one assessment task in order to meet the learning outcomes and criteria for the Unit as a whole.There are no summative written exams for this course, however in some Units, your knowledge may be formatively assessed through in class tests. Students completing the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of general engineering, with a focus on manufacturing and mechanical engineering. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to general engineering industry, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource. The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) is at level 4 (the same as the first year of a UK Honours degree).On successful completion of this course, students may progress onto studies at Level 5 or above including HND or Foundation Degree (FdEng) year 2 and then top-up to BEng (Hons). Progression onto other courses will be subject to meeting the entry criteria of the institution. Students may also move into higher roles or positions within their organisation, or wish to develop their career further by moving into other employment.

Modules

Units delivered for this qualification are: • Engineering Maths • Engineering Science • Quality and Process Improvement • Electrical Systems and Fault Finding • Engineering Design • CAD for Maintenance Engineers • Electrical and Electronic Principles • Managing a Professional Engineering Project

Assessment method

You will be provided with details of the assignment requirements for each Unit. Students will be encouraged to engage with personal and professional development, gaining formative feedback on progress towards Unit outcomes, and developing knowledge and competence in the discipline. Summative assessment is mainly through coursework. Students will evidence their progress through written academic essays and reports, or practical activities, which will vary according to each individual Unit assessment requirements. Each Unit will carry more than one assessment task in order to meet the learning outcomes and criteria for the Unit as a whole. There are no summative written exams for this course, however in some Units, your knowledge may be formatively assessed through in class tests

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
GE23
Institution code:
N34
Campus name:
Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology
Campus code:
I

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are unable to accept students that require a student visa to study in the UK

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Typically, a minimum of 3 GCSE 's at grade 4(C) or above including English and grade 5 (B) in Maths or the equivalent level for international qualifications. Mature applicants who may not meet standard entry requirements but have relevant industry experience, will be considered. A written task may also be required.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Other

Mature students without formal qualifications may be asked to complete a written task.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7250 Year 1
Scotland £7250 Year 1
Wales £7250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: Tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students. *Fee information for European Union (EU) students: If your course starts on or after the 1st August 2021, you will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria: you are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under Common Travel Area guidance arrangement will continue
Engineering (General Engineering) at New College, Swindon - UCAS