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Level 4 Higher National Certificate

HNC Manufacturing Engineering

Delivering high level, industry-led training courses is what we do. As an engineering provider of advanced technical and academic skills, we work closely with employers to nurture and develop the employees they need for the future.

The BTEC Level 4 HNC Qualification in Manufacturing Engineering is a higher level programme aimed at developing a greater understanding and technical capability of engineering processes.

We provide employees with more than just a qualification. We develop both their industry skills and knowledge for immediate application in the workplace which maximises return on investment.

HNC information

  • Entry requirements

    Ideally you will have completed a Level 3 qualification in engineering or equivalent.

  • Where will I study?

    Training 2000 Blackburn

  • Duration

    • 2 years - one day per week
    • Course costs: £2000 per academic year
Our HNC starts in September each year

Our HNC includes:

  • Face-to-face tutorials
  • Flexible day delivery to minimise effect on employer
  • Opportunities to develop workplace projects within employers

What you'll learn

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Engineering Maths

The aim of this unit is to develop students’ skills in the mathematical principles and theories that underpin the engineering curriculum. Students will be introduced to mathematical methods and statistical techniques in order to analyse and solve problems within an engineering context.

Engineering Science

This unit introduces students to the fundamental laws and applications of the physical sciences within engineering and how to apply this knowledge to find solutions to a variety of engineering problems. Among the topics included in this unit are: international system of units, interpreting data, static and dynamic forces, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, material properties and failure, and A.C./D.C. circuit theories.

Engineering Design

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the methodical steps that engineers use in creating functional products and processes; from a design brief to the work, and the stages involved in identifying and justifying a solution to a given engineering need.

Managing a Professional Engineering Project

This unit introduces students to the techniques and best practices required to successfully create and manage an engineering project designed to identify a solution to an engineering need. While carrying out this project students will consider the role and function of engineering in our society, the professional duties and responsibilities expected of engineers together with the behaviours that accompany their actions.

Mechanical Principles

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the essential mechanical principles associated with engineering applications. Topics included in this unit are: behavioural characteristics of static, dynamic and oscillating engineering systems including shear forces, bending moments, torsion, linear and angular acceleration, conservation of energy and vibrating systems; and the movement and transfer of energy by considering parameters of mechanical power transmission systems.

Next steps

On completion of this course you may want to consider the following options to further your career.

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