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HNC Engineering (Operations)

Course Overview

The Higher National Certificate in Operations Engineering covers the fundamental concepts, principles and theories of engineering, analysis and design, practical and technical skills, and transferable business skills relevant to engineering. This course is ideal for students wishing to work within the automotive or plant maintenance engineering industries. Our programme is flexibly structured and provides both a practical and academic challenge, within the framework of current industrial practices in Engineering.

Normally studied over a 2 year period (part-time), these programmes can also be studied over 3 years (part-time). This model enables students to grasp the scientific and mathematical aspects of the programme in the first year.

Year 1

– Engineering Science
– Engineering Design
– Engineering Maths
– CAD for Maintenance Engineers
– Automation, Robotics and PLCs

Year 2

– Managing a Professional Engineering Project
– Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
– Operations and Plant Management
– Further PLC’s
– Industrial Services

You will normally be required to have achieved the BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or A Level or NVQ/VRQ Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area. If you hold significant practical experience or craft qualifications but not the usual Level 3 entry requirement, your application would also be considered.

For the majority of students, the HNC is the qualification most appropriate to immediate needs.

You could, however, progress onto the part-time HND Operations Engineering programme at UCNL. This could then enable you to consider progression to a degree at a university.

A variety of forms of coursework assessment are employed on the programme. These include written descriptive and numerical assignments, short tests, laboratory and workshop appraisals, personal projects, group work, self- and peer-assessment, portfolio preparation and case studies.

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay.

Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies) Printing and photocopying.

If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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    • Course Title

      HNC Engineering (Operations)

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