South Thames Colleges Group has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Engineering are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the engineering sector and are designed for students and apprentices who wish to pursue or progress their career in engineering.
The course will comprise the following Level 4 units:-
•Engineering Maths (Core, 15 credits): The mathematics that is delivered in this unit is that which is directly applicable to the engineering industry, and it will help to increase students’ knowledge of the broad underlying principles within this discipline.
•Engineering Science (Core, 15 credits): This unit introduces students to the fundamental laws and applications of the physical sciences within engineering and how to apply this knowledge to find solutions to a variety of engineering problems.
•Optional modules may include: Quality and Process Improvement, Materials, Properties and Testing, and Electrical and Electronic Principles.
•Engineering Maths (Core, 15 credits): Continued from the first year.
•Engineering Design (Core, 15 credits): The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the methodical steps that engineers use in creating functional products and processes; from a design brief to the work, and the stages involved in identifying and justifying a solution to a given engineering need.
•Managing a Professional Engineering Project (15 credits): This unit introduces students to the techniques and best practices required to successfully create and manage an engineering project designed to identify a solution to an engineering need. While carrying out this project students will consider the role and function of engineering in our society, the professional duties and responsibilities expected of engineers together with the behaviours that accompany their actions.
•Optional modules may include: Mechanical Principles, Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles, and Further PLCs.
How to apply
To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please contact the international office to see whether this course is able to accept international applicants requiring a Tier 4 Visa.
Successful completion of a full BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, Operations & Maintenance, with appropriate grades (a minimum of two merit grades, one of which must be Maths), or 48 UCAS points from two appropriate full A Levels, including Maths at a minimum of C grade. All suitable applicants will be required to have a formal interview and are given a diagnostic test to confirm background and to verify that the Maths base is genuinely solid enough to be developed to Level 4. The HNC at this level is quite heavily analytical and relies on a firm foundation.
Additional entry requirements
You will be required to attend an interview.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.|
Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 4 is "B2" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5, or; • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**