MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Two A Levels, or equivalent in Maths and another technical subject (normally Physics). Level 3 BTEC, National Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma in Engineering. Mature applicants will be considered by interview.
This qualification is designed to meet the needs of those already in employment and looking to further their career within mechanical engineering. A Higher National Certificate is the ideal qualification for engineers seeking a professional career status and offers progression to a variety of careers in research and development, design, management, teaching, technical sales or the Armed Forces. You must be at least 18 years of age. Our Higher National offer has been developed in conjunction with local employers to meet the needs of the local workforce.
The course will be internally assessed through a programme of assignments, projects, case studies and practical activities.
Core units: // Engineering Design // Engineering Maths // Engineering Science // Managing a Professional Project // Mechanical Principles // Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
Optional units: // Mechanical Workshop Practices // CAD for Maintenance Engineers // Instrumentation and Control Systems // Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
WHERE DOES IT LEAD?
An Engineering Higher National Certificate can lead to further progression in the engineering sector. It can also provide the option to top up your Higher National Certificate to a Level 5 Higher National Diploma. This requires you to study a further eight units to complete your HND.