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Sheffield College

Manufacturing Engineering

UCAS Code: H600

Higher National Diploma - HND

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2.0years

Full-time | 2020

The course is aimed primarily at technician engineers who are currently employed or seeking employment in the mechanical manufacturing or engineering industries.The HND qualification will focus on the key elements of manufacturing engineering, managing professional manufacturing projects and further skills development in areas such as CAD.

Pearson Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide specialist National Occupational Standards. The development of this qualification was informed by discussions/relevant publications from the Engineering Council UK (EC(UK)) and the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA). They offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding.

The course is delivered over two years and students will study a range of core and optional units in both years. The first year will focus on the key principles of manufacturing engineering and working on professional projects. Students will also have the option to study CAD.

Study at Level 5 will focus on more advanced manufacturing technology and the further development of professional skills in engineering management and research. There will also be an option to study additional subjects such as sustainability and further maths for engineering.

As a guide, 15 credits typically represents around 40 hours of tutor contact time (e.g. lectures/workshops/feedback) and 110 hours of self-study time (usually over the course of a semester). These numbers may increase or decrease depending on the nature, length and level of the module, especially towards the end of the course.

Your primary location of study will be Olive Grove campus, located near City campus and just 10 minutes walk from the city centre.

Students who successfully complete this course may opt to continue their study at degree level, by undertaking a top-up course or full Bachelor's degree. 

Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career, or develop an existing one, within the engineering sector.

Roles could include:
Management/Project Management
Design
Maintenance/servicing
Self-employment

Modules

Key Units
Level 4
Core/Mandatory Units
Engineering Design (15 credits)
Engineering Maths (15 credits)
Engineering Science (15 credits)
Managing a Professional Engineering Project (15 credits)
Production Engineering for Manufacture (15 credits)
Quality and Process Improvement (15 credits)
Optional Units
Computer Aided Design and Manufacture [CAD/CAM] (15 credits)
CAD for Maintenance Engineers (15 credits)
Level 5
Core/Mandatory Units
Research Project (30 credits)
Professional Engineering Management (15 credits)
Manufacturing Systems Engineering (15 credits)
Lean Manufacturing (15 credits)
Advanced Manufacturing Technology (15 credits)
Optional Units
Further Mathematics (15 credits)
Sustainability (15 credits)
Full details of all units can be found in the Course Handbook below.

Assessment methods

Practical Assessment

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Course location:

Olive Grove

Department:

Mechanical and Production Engineering

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