Grwp Llandrillo Menai

HNC General Engineering Grwp Llandrillo Menai Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson EDI


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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**

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.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points 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.

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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Fees and funding

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Grwp Llandrillo Menai
Llandudno Road
Colwyn Bay
LL28 4HZ

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01492 542338