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Nottingham College

General Engineering

UCAS Code: 001H

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

C

Either in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

M

UCAS Tariff

32

A minimum of 32 tariff points. Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on UCAS tariff. We would expect applicants to be working at Level 2 or above in English and Maths. Mature students are welcome to apply. If you are a mature applicant you will need to demonstrate the ability to study engineering at this level and have a genuine interest in the subject area. All applicants will be considered on interview and must have a minimum 80% on their current course (where applicable).

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

**If you have always had an interest in making things, combined with the creativity to solve technical problems, then this course can help you towards becoming an engineer to meet requirements for an all-round programme of study.**

**About the course**

This programme is designed to give you the flexibility and technical capability to be one of the engineers of the future, by exploring the integrated nature of engineering in general. This includes design, manufacture, maintenance, mechanical and electronic and electrical engineering. You could apply this knowledge across a huge range of industries, from food to plastics or pharmaceuticals. You could also work in utilities or even the armed forces.

With this course you will gain skills and knowledge across a range of core and more specialist units. The course will suit you if you’ve completed relevant studies at an advanced level (A Level or equivalent) or have relevant industry experience and want to pursue a career in engineering.

The course contains significant project-based learning including laboratory investigations, design work, projects, case studies and tutorials.

**Core HNC (first year) modules include:**

- engineering design

- engineering mathematics

- engineering science

- managing an engineering project

**Specialist HNC (first year) modules include:**

- electrical systems and fault-finding

- operations and plant management

- mechanical principles

- automation, robotics and PLC ('Programmable Logic Controller')

**HND (second year) core modules**

- research project

- professional engineering management

- further mathematics

- lean manufacturing

**Specialist HND (second year) modules include**

- industrial services

- further PLCs

- industrial systems

**Assessment**

Assessment is through assignments.

**Bursaries**

We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2020-21 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.

**Your career and progression**

The HNC/HND qualification is widely-recognized in its own right and provides students with the skills required for employment in a broad range of industries with either a managerial or technical bias.

After successfully completing the Higher National Certificate, you could top-up your qualification to the Higher National Diploma at Nottingham College, or progress to a degree at a wide range of higher education providers.

Alternatively, you could pursue a career in research and development, design, technical sales and production.

Modules

Core units:
engineering design
engineering maths
engineering science
managing an engineering project
research project
professional engineering management
further mathematics
lean manufacturing

Specialist units:
electrical systems and fault finding
operations and plant management
mechatronics
automation, robotics and PLC
industrial services
further PLCs
industrial systems

Assessment methods

Assessed through a variety of individual assignments

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£8,250
per year
England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Highfields Campus

Department:

Science

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