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Harlow College

Engineering

UCAS Code: HDEN

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

This course provides an extensive knowledge and skills in engineering with specialist units available in Advanced Manufacturing and Automated Systems. You will be studying in the new (£11m) state-of-the-art Harlow Advanced Manufacturing Centre (HAMEC) equipped with over £2m worth of industry standard machinery and equipment. There is a huge demand for qualified engineers locally, nationally and internationally. We work closely with industry to ensure our courses meet the requirements of employers.

The course covers the fundamental engineering concepts and skills required of a higher technician as well as providing a sound basis for further study at degree level. As with all engineering day release programmes, individual modules may be studied separately to update knowledge. The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activity, guided assignment work and examinations. Emphasis is placed on problem solving skills and students should expect the delivery to reflect this combined with associated mathematical concepts.

BTEC is the world's most successful and best-loved vocational qualification brand and is renowned for engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than thirty years.

BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at Levels 4 and 5.

The qualification provides a clear line-of-sight to employment and to progression to a degree.

Modules

HNC
Mandatory Core Units
Module Level Credit
1. Engineering Design
2. Engineering Maths
3. Engineering Science
4. Managing a Professional Engineering project

Specialist Units
Module Level Credit
7. Machining and Processes of Engineering Materials
9. Materials, Properties and Testing
23. Computer Aided Design and Manufacture CAD/CAM
29. Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems

HND
Mandatory Core Units
Module Level Credit
34. Research Project
35. Professional Engineering Management

Mandatory Specialist Units
Module Level Credit
39. Further Mathematics
49. Lean Manufacturing

Specialist Units
36. Advanced Mechanical Principles
48. Manufacturing Systems Engineering
50. Advanced Manufacturing Technology

*These modules may be subject to change

Assessment methods

Each qualification is assessed with either a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Assessment methods will vary for each module but will be a range of:
Written assessment
Mind Mapping
Presentations
Discussions
Practical assessments
Action research

The % of teaching and learning that is:
Coursework/written 70%
Practical 30%
Work based learning 0%

The % type of planned learning:
Planned hours face to face 40%
Independent study 60%

Assessment % how much is:
Final assessment end loaded 0%
In year assessment/continuous 100%

Types of assessment %:
Controlled assessment (open book or closed book) 0%
Exam – written 0%
Exam – multiple choice 0%
Portfolio 20%
Practical piece 20%
Work based 0%
Assignment based 60%

The Uni


Course location:

Harlow College

Department:

Engineering

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