What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This programme will assist those looking to develop a career as a mechanical design/test engineer. During the course you will enhance your problem solving skills by studying topics such fluid mechanics and mechanical principles. 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 part time programme will achieve a Higher National Certificate (HNC) qualification in two years, with an opportunity to progress to a Higher National Diploma (HND) with a third year of study. 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 topics for the two year part time course (the full time course covers all these topics in one year) are:
Unit number 1. (Level 4) Analytical Methods for Engineers - core unit
Unit number 2. (Level 4) Engineering Science - core unit
Unit number 3. (Level 5) Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation - core unit
Unit number 4. (Level 5) Mechanical Principles - optional unit
Unit number 8. (Level 5) Engineering Design - core unit
Unit number 14. (Level 4) Computer Aided Machining - optional unit
Unit number 20 (Level 5) Quality and Business Improvement - core unit
Unit number 21. (Level 4) Materials Engineering - optional unit
Unit number 41. (Level 4) Fluid Mechanics - optional unit
Unit number 69 (Level 4) Advanced Computer-aided Design Techniques - core unit
This programme is awarded by BTEC.