HNC Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

What will I learn?

This 2 year Edexcel BTEC Higher National Certificate in Engineering has been developed with career progression and professional body recognition in mind.

You will be given an overview of mechanical and manufacturing engineering as well as Electrical & Electronic Engineering so you can get a feel for the dynamic of the industry. You will also be prepared for progression onto the HND course, here at Sussex Coast College Hastings.

You will develop your skills and personal qualities, helping to identify essential attributes for a successful performance in working life. This will help you make an immediate impact and contribution to employers once you are fully qualified.

During the course you will study a range of modules including:

  • Analytical methods for engineers
  • Engineering science
  • Engineering design
  • Business management techniques
  • Materials
  • Mechanical principles
  • Advanced CAD techniques
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation

What could I progress on to?

This course is set up perfectly for progression onto the HND where you will be able to expand your knowledge and prepare yourself for employment or a full degree top up.

Students go on to work with local businesses such as Qinetiqs, where graduates secure technician, supervisor and management roles. Past students have worked with companies such as EDF, Aero Vintage, Photek, Deutsch(TE), Secol Engineering, VG Scienta, Stevens Rowsell, British Gypsum and Interface Engineering.

Additional Course Details for 17/18

If you have any questions please contact Student Services on (01424) 458475 or if available use the Enquiry button.

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 10296Y1
    Course name HNC Mechanical Engineering Y1
    Campus Ore Valley
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Thursday
    Times 09:00 to 16:30
    Start date 02/10/17
    Duration 30 week (s)

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