General Engineering - HNC
Course Code: ET1HE575
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General engineering has excellent career opportunities available for appropriately qualified and skilled personnel. The part-time HNC in General Engineering aims to foster the technical and transferable skills required for employment and progression within employment in this specialised field of engineering. The programme is a product of close collaboration with key industry employers.
Admission to a part-time level 4 (HNC) would normally be on the basis of the following prior achievement:
A minimum of 48 UCAS points (previously 120 on former UCAS Tariff) excluding functional skills in an appropriate discipline or who have achieved a level 3 qualification such as Pearson Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering or an AS or A2 A level qualifications and are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will be considered.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
The HNC in General Engineering programme combines theoretical and practical elements which are delivered in a number of different ways. Lectures are the most common technique used, which will offer you the opportunity to engage with other students in your group, and is where the focus is on sharing knowledge through the use of presentations, calculations and case studies. Another delivery technique which will be used in a number of modules is practical demonstrations, where both production and testing equipment will be demonstrated by the tutor who will be a qualified operator. Tutorials will present you with an opportunity for focused one to one support, where teaching is led by an individual’s requirements. These are sometimes most effective in the run up to assessment, where tutors can provide you with more focused direction, perhaps based on a formative assessment. Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an invaluable aid to your studies, acting not only as a repository for taught material but also for the setting of formative assessment such as quizzes. Further reading and research support will also be provided on Moodle VLE, along with a copy of your programme documents, such as the Programme Handbook and Assessment Timetable. As the majority of students on your HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme will be employed in the industry, there will be an opportunity to integrate work based learning into the programme. This will add realism, and will give you the opportunity to link theory to practice in a way in which case studies cannot. For example, in the Managing an Engineering Project module, the Project brief may be based on a workplace requirement, which will require work based application of knowledge thereby bringing theory to life through the curriculum.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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