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Engineering - Higher National Certificate (HNC) (Part-Time) NPTC Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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This programme will suit students with an interest in Engineering. There are three different pathways that can be followed:

Electronic and Electrical Engineering -
This programme will suit students with an interest in electrical and electronic engineering. The programme will teach you core engineering principles and has been devised to enhance and fill the skill gaps for higher professional technicians or employees looking to up-skill.

Mechanical Engineering -
This is specifically concerned with design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has movable parts. As a result, there are job opportunities for mechanical engineers in practically every field of work. Industries entered include aerospace, defence and energy as well as the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products, drugs, furniture and foods.

General Engineering -
The HNC in General Engineering offers you the opportunity to study the discipline of engineering at technical level, and as such provide you with a qualification that reflects your theoretical and practical knowledge at level 4. Manufacturing Engineers help design in the most efficient ways to produce goods across a huge range of industries from food to plastics and pharmaceuticals. You could also work in utilities or even the armed forces.

Course details

Modules

The modules you study will depend on which subject pathway you've chosen. Below are examples of the modules linked to each pathway:

Electronic and Electrical Engineering:

Year 1:
Engineering Design
Engineering Maths
Engineering Science
Electrical and Electronic Principles

Year 2:
Managing a Professional Engineering Project
Automation, Robotics and PLC
Digital Principles
Electronic Circuits and Devices

Mechanical Engineering:

Year 1:
Engineering Design
Engineering Maths
Engineering Science
Materials, Properties and Testing

Year 2:
Managing a Professional Engineering Project
Mechanical Principles
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
Computer Aided Design and Manufacture

General Engineering:

Year 1:
Engineering Design
Engineering Maths
Engineering Science
Materials, Properties and Testing

Year 2:
Managing a Professional Engineering Project
Mechanical Principles
Engineering Maintenance - Neath / Production Engineering for Manufacture - Newtown
Computer Aided Design and Manufacture

Assessment method

Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.


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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level EE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team.

Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,200 Year 1
England £1,200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £1,200 Year 1
Scotland £1,200 Year 1
Wales £1,200 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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NPTC Group
Dwr-Y-Felin Road
Neath
SA10 7RF


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