Higher National Certificate in Mechanical and Production Engineering

Who is the programme for ?

The BTEC HNC in Production Engineering is a part-time day and evening programme designed for students who have completed a BTEC National Certificate in Engineering or have relevant experience in the engineering industry.

What does the programme include ?

Delivery of the programme is by means of formal lectures, tutorials and assignment-based learning.
Units include: Mathematics; Structure and Properties of Materials; Hydraulics and Pneumatics; Engineering Instrumentation and Control; Manufacturing Technology; Control of manufacture; Jig and Tool Design; Quality Control; Management and Communication Studies; and Metrology.

What attendance is required ?

This is a two-year programme with attendance one day a week from 9am-9pm.

Learning and assessment

You will be assessed by a range of methods, which may include assignments, projects, case studies and practical exercises.

What qualifications will be achieved ?

You can achieve a Higher National Certificate (HNC).

What is required to join the programme ?

You should have either: A National Certificate or Diploma in a relevant subject, or qualifications and experience, which are considered to give a reasonable chance of success on the programme.

What can be achieved after the programme ?

At the end of the programme you will have a Higher National Certificate in Engineering, which equips you for a choice of interesting and worthwhile careers as senior technicians, production engineers, computer aided designers and project engineers.