HNC Diploma in Engineering (Full Time and Part time options available)
BTEC - HNC Diploma
About the course:
New HNC Diploma in General Engineering delivered either Full time or Part time
Full Time One year two days per week Tuesdays and Thursdays
or Part Time Two years one afternoon/evening per week. 2 to 9 pm. To be Confirmed
BTEC Higher National Diploma (HNC Diploma) provide a programme of specialist vocational learning at Levels 4 and 5, which reflects the requirements of professional organisations and meet the National Occupational Standards for each sector or industry
While the Part Time afternoon/evening HNC is a new development, City College has been delivering part time and full time HNC engineering programmes for many years. Students who are employed and those seeking employment within the industry have all benefitted from completing the HNC Engineering diploma programmes.
This course will meet the requirement for the HNC Diploma offered at level 4. The course will cover core units in mathematics, engineering science and the engineering project. This general engineering course will also provide coverage of both electrical and mechanical units such as pneumatics, hydraulics and electrical power making this course and ideal stepping stone to further studies such as HND diploma, foundation degrees or Honours degrees.
All candidates must have completed a suitable level 3 programme of study and should have as a minimum, A-Level mathematics and Physics or BTEC National diploma in Engineering at level 3. If you are unsure if you possess the required entry qualifications, then please contact us for an informal discussion where we can discuss the entry requirements in more detail. For those who do not possess the appropriate entry qualifications we have a range of level 3 programmes designed to ensure students have the appropriate skills to start a L4 HNC Diploma programme in Engineering.
The course will be delivered between the hours of 2 and 9pm broken down in to 2or 3 sessions. This course is specially designed for those who may find if difficult to attend on a day release basis.
The main method of teaching in classroom based lectures but broken down where ever possible broken down into tasks and problem solving undertaken in groups or as individuals. Tutors adopt and encourage a student centered approach with question and answer sessions and tutorials designed to underpin the learning with its application in real life problems.
As the course is mainly classroom based, stationery, scientific calculator etc is essential.
A course hand book will detail suggested reading material.
Once enrolled on the course students can use college facilities any time during opening hours.
Some subjects such as mathematics and science will use class based tests but there are no end of year exams.
Year 1 will consist of further mathematics and a revision of mechanical and electrical principles at level 3 in term 1 plus completion of the Health and safety unit at level 4. Terms 2 and 3 will cover the units for business management techniques, mathematics and engineering principles at level 4. Year 1 is deleivered on a Tuesday.
Year 2 will consist of hydraulics, pneumatics and or advanced CAD; an additional option in electrical power is also available. For the engineering project, learners will be placed in teams and can select projects which are suitably challenging, innovative and will encompass both mechanical and electrical / electronic disciplins. Year 2 is delivered on a Thursday. Learners wanting to complete the HNC in one year will attend both the Tuesday and Thursday.
On successful completion, students may progress on to the HND Diploma, foundation degree or honours degree offered by other HE institutions.
City college recently launched a very successful assess to HE engineering programme entitled BTEC Certificate in Engineering which provides coverage of the key foundation units at L3 in Mathematics and engineering principles
Enrollment on to the course will be via the on-line application process. All applicants will be asked to attend an informal interview where some evidence of previous qualifications will be required.