Engineering - Manufacturing HND top up
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
Level Location Length UCAS Fee Ask Apply
Higher Education - HND Technology Centre - Monkerton Completion of one year full time (1 day per week) on progression from the associated HNC H7U9 Click here for info

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This is a progression course from the Engineering - Manufacturing HNC

The programme will assist those looking to develop a career as a manufacturing engineer. During the course you will enhance your problem solving skills by studying topics such Mechatronics. You will also develop the skills needed to realise your designs in topics such as computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. You will be using industry standard technologies such as Solidworks, Sinumerik and EdgeCam.

Based in the new state of the art Technology Centre, this one day a week programme will achieve a HND qualification in one year. You should either be employed by or intend to pursue a career in a relevant industry. You will study a number of core modules alongside your specialist modules. Modules will develop your understanding of a wide range of engineering techniques and provide you with the analytical tools and concepts necessary to understand the technical and managerial issues you may face in an engineering career. You will apply theories and techniques to real world examples.

The course is trialling a 'student led enhancement' policy in which you'll be encouraged to propose relevant learning subjects and materials from your own personal requirements which may be of use to your fellow classmates. 

What topics will I study?

The topics for the one year full time course are:

Unit number 7     Level 4   Business Management Techniques for Engineers (Core)

Unit number 15   Level 5   Design for Manufacture (Core)

Unit number 32   Level 5   Industrial Robot Technology (Core)

Unit number 35   Level 5   Further Analytical Methods for Engineers (Core)

Unit number 76   Level 5   Managing the Work of individuals and Teams (Core)

Unit number 57   Level 4   Mechatronic Systems (Optional)

This programme is awarded by BTEC

What experiences will I get?

There is an annual higher education student visit for full time students and there are numerous opportunities to work with employers for things like project work and case-studies. Some lecturers are also delivered by guest lecturers from industry and all the assignments relate to the work environment. 

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have passed the associated HNC in Engineering - Manufacturing at Exeter College. If you already have an HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent from another college or HE provider, then consideration will be given to your application, but an interview will be required.

What facilities are there?

A purpose built Technology Centre at Monkerton opened in September 2012. The centre combines the training and teaching of aerospace, engineering and automotive students with access to state of the art equipment within world class facilities. The CAD/CAM Suite includes 25 computers running the latest versions of AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Works, EdgeCAM and SIEMENS 828d/840d control. The software will allow engineering students to experience ‘industry standard’ software and CNC machining equipment that give an understanding of CAD for manufacture.

Facilities also include:

  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Material Laboratory
  • Electronic/Control Laboratory with simulation software
  • Electrical Power Laboratory
  • Electronics Laboratory
  • Mechanical and Fabrication workshops

You will also have access to a learning resource centre.

What can the course lead on to?

All previous students have either achieved a promotion or progressed their career in a job with increased responsibility, following this programme. You may also wish to continue your studies. Please note there is a deadline for applications and places may be subject to availability. 

Are there any additional costs?

You are required to purchase some of the recommended books to aid self-study. All students need to have basic drawing equipment (protractors, rulers etc) and a scientific calculator capable of working out complex numbers, vectors and matrices.

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