Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Manufacturing Engineering

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Course summary

This programme is designed to educate future engineers with greater flexibility and technical capability by exploring the integrated nature of manufacturing and mechanical engineering. It is intended for students who have completed advanced studies , or who have more varied experience who want to pursue a career in engineering and manufacturing. The courses contain significant project-based learning including laboratory investigations, design work, projects, case studies and tutorials. About the course The course aims to:

  • develop skills in manufacturing and mechanical engineering
  • encourage students to develop solutions to problems
  • establish employability skills and develop a multi-tasking and multi-skills approach.
Knowledge of manufacturing engineering and systems is developed by:
  • understanding the general engineering industry and related work placements
  • examining historical, theoretical, and ethical positions in response to engineering design
  • considering the relationship between traditional skills and developing technologies
  • being aware of the creative process of engineering design
  • understanding the behaviour of materials subjected to complex loading systems
  • determining the dynamic parameters of power transmission system elements and rotating systems
Core units for the HNC (first year) include:
  • engineering science
  • managing professional engineering project
  • engineering mathematics
  • production engineering for manufacture
  • engineering design
  • quality and process improvement
Assessment Coursework is continually assessed through a variety of individual and group assignments, such as practical activities, written reports and presentations. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2020-21 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information. Your career and progression The HNC/HND qualification is widely-recognized in its own right and provides students with the skills required for employment in a broad range of industries with either a managerial or technical bias. After successfully completing the HNC, you could top-up your qualification to the HND at Nottingham College, or progress to a degree at a wide range of higher education providers. Alternatively, you could pursue a career in research and development, design, technical sales and production.

Course details

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For entry to our university-level courses, we expect applicants to be working (or to demonstrate competency) at Level 2 or above in English Language/Literacy and Mathematics/Numeracy. Generally, we accept GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at Grades 9 – 4 (formerly Grades A* - C). Experienced mature applicants (those aged 21 or above at the start of the course) with relevant professional or industrial experience and/or qualifications are very welcome to apply.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1
EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

International course fees for 2021-22 have not been finalised. For more information please contact our International Office by emailing [email protected]
Manufacturing Engineering at Nottingham College - UCAS