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Engineering Degrees, HNCs & HNDs

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC
  • Mechanical Engineering HND
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC Full Time
  • Mechanical Engineering HNC
  • Mechanical Engineering HNC Full Time
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering HND
  • Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Mechanical Engineering HND Full Time

Engineering Apprenticeships

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The UK is once again one of the global leads for Engineering and Manufacture. Our innovation and high quality, together with efficient timescales of delivery make us stand out. The East of England is a powerhouse for the UK economy much of which comes from the outstanding engineering companies in the region.

At West Suffolk College we offer organisations and learners the chance to learn and develop the skills required to ensure engineering remains prominent in the local area. We offer Level 2 to Level 6 and work with employers across many different pathways such as Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Maintenance, Welding, Tool Making, Design, Installation etc. Our excellent facilities allow for learning to be conducted in a very supportive environment and our work based team helps to embed that classroom knowledge fully in the workplace.

Engineering Courses for School Leavers

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Engineering at West Suffolk College provides a practical and theoretical introduction to mechanical and electronic engineering, computer aided drawing and microprocessing. You’ll get the skills to help solve the problems of tomorrow – from how aircraft work to the electronics in your mobile phone.

The Level 3 course could earn you enough UCAS points to study engineering at any UK university or take an advanced apprenticeship, working with an engineering firm and career off to an early start.

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Choosing what to study can be challenging. Speak to one of our advisors to find out what your options are.

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UCAS Code: N007
Institution Code: W46

Introduction

Mechanical engineering is the field of engineering that combines engineering science, physics, and materials science principles to design, manufacture and analysis of mechanical systems. It is thought to be one of the oldest areas of engineering.
The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering course aims to:

  • Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life and thereby enable learners to make an immediate contribution to employment at the appropriate professional level
  • Prepare for a range of technical and management careers in mechanical, electronic or communication engineering equipping individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the mechanical engineering-based industry
  • Providing specialist studies relevant to individual vocations and professions in which learners are working or intend to seek employment in mechanical engineering and its related industries
  • Enabling progression to or count towards an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in mechanical engineering or related area
  • Providing a significant educational base for progression to Incorporated Engineer level.

Most successful students usually find that targeting between 12 - 15 hours a week self-directed reading and researching is necessary.
During your day of attendance you will engage with lectures, practical lab experiences and tutorials. The combination of these experiences offer the structure of knowledge that you should further research and all of them are essential to your success.
The practical sessions will provide opportunity to reinforce the theoretical learning from lectures and tutorials. Maths is an essential aspect of an engineer's life and through this course you will have opportunities to strengthen your existing maths skills further.

This course prepares students for a range of technical and management careers in mechanical engineering and also enables progression to or count towards an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in mechanical engineering or related area.

*Subject to validation

Course modules

The following modules are currently being delivered:

Engineering Maths
Quality
Engineering Science
Mechanical Principles
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
Engineering design
Fluid Mechanics
Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set)

Career opportunities

The HNC program is designed to enable progression from level 3 providing a nationally recognised award at level four for engineering technicians who are employed at a professional level or continuing from level 3. The HNC enables progression to study the HND in engineering. The course will provide opportunities for students to develop higher-level skills and a range of techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life, enabling application for professional recognition as an Incorporated Engineer.

Fees and finance

Currently the couse fee for 2 years is £6,360

Additional costs

Currently there are no additional costs

Entry requirements

UCAS tariff: 60 

A Levels: Yes
Pearson BTEC level 3: Yes
Access to HE Diploma: Yes
Scottish Higher: Yes
Other: 21+ with experience

Typical offer

A typical offer would be a merit overall from a level 3 diploma in Engineering or passes in relevant A-Levels.

Days & times

Starting September 2020
Tuesday 09:15 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:15 - 17:00

Course price

£6360.00

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