HNC Diploma in Engineering (FT)
BTEC - HNC Diploma
About the course:
New HNC Diploma in General Engineering delivered over one afternoon/evening per week. 2 to 9 pm.
BTEC Higher Nationals (HNs) 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 partime and full time HNC engineering programmes for many years. Students who are employed and those seeking employemnt within the industry have all benefitted from completing the HNC Engineering diploma programmes.
This course will meet the requirement for the HNC Dipoma 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 degress 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 qulaifications, then please contact us for an infomal discussion where we can outling 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 specically designed for those who may find if diffcult 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 enourage a student centred 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, sationery, scientific calculator etc is essential.
A course hand book will deltail suggested reading material.
Assessment is mainly by assignmnets completed by the learner. The assignmnets are spread out over the two years of the programme. Once enrolled on the course stuidents can use college facilities any time during opening hours.
Some subjects such a mathematics and science will use class based tests but there are no end of year exams.
Year 1 will consist of further mathematcis and a revision of mechanical and electrical principles at level 3 in term 1. Terms 2 and 3 will cover the units for health & safety, mathematics and engineering pronciples at level 4.
Year 2 will consist of hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical power in term 1. Terms 2 & 3 will focus on the engineering project. Where possible learners will be encouraged to select a work based project related to their employment. This may mean that during these two terms attendance timings may change to allow the student to complete tasks at It may be possible for students to work collaborativily where complementary projects can be chosen.
On sucessful completion, students may progress on to the a HND Diploma, fondation degree or hounours degree offered by other HE institutions.
City college recently lauched a very sucessful assess to HE engineering programme entittled BTEC Certificate in Engineering which provides coverage of the key fondation 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 qulaifications will be required.