HNC and HND in Manufacturing Engineering (Pearson)

The Pearson BTEC HND (level 4 HNC+level 5 HND) Manufacturing Engineering online distance learning course provides you with a specialist work-related programme of learning that covers all the key knowledge, understanding, and practical skills required to work and progress in roles with a manufacturing engineering bias, such as Manufacturing Engineer, Production Manager, Process Engineer, Industrial Engineer, or Quality Assurance Manager.

If you are interested in a career in manufacturing engineering, are looking to progress further in your engineering career, and/or want to progress onto a top up Honours degree, this is the ideal course for you.

Earn your qualification from home with our flexible distance learning course. Fit learning around your work and personal commitments, and access everything you need at any time of day. You can learn at your own pace and simply submit your assignments when you are ready. You are in control of your course duration, therefore you can speed it up and slow it down to suit your needs.

Once completed, you will be awarded a Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering.

Basic Information

Awarding Body - Pearson

Course Duration a minimum of three months, and a maximum of three years

Average Course Duration – 10 hours studying per week = 18-24 months*
*Please note that this is a rough estimate, and the course duration will depend on many factors, such as your prior knowledge, level of commitment, and which units you choose

Assessment Type - 100% assignment based

Enrolment Dates - Apply any day. Enrolments take place on first working day of each month

Course Duration

You can choose between 2 or 3 year programmes to best suit your circumstances.

Which course length is best for me?

We advise all learners to consider how many hours they can commit to their course each week before selecting their course length.

Here are the recommended course lengths based on how many learning hours per week on average you can realistically dedicate to the course*:

7-10 hours of learning per week = 2 year course length
3-6 hours of learning per week = 3 year course length

You do not need to specify your desired course length until you submit your enrolment form, after your application has been approved.

Enrolment

We are transitioning over to a new and improved framework on 1st September 2024, with the qualifications having been refreshed to better reflect the needs of employers and modern engineering challenges and solutions. As registrations have now closed for the old framework, which was created in 2017, everyone who enrols from now will be placed on a free mandatory introductory course over summer, covering IT Skills, Report Writing, Harvard Referencing and Maths. Then, your HNC units will be released and available from 1st September.

If you wish to enrol soon, we strongly recommend enrolling ASAP to give yourself the summer to ensure you build your knowledge and confidence up on the four crucial introductory units, areas which we have identified as being major pain points for many of our learners over the past 10 years, impacting the ability of some to achieve the grades they want.

The summer months will be given as additional time for you to go through the introductory course and settle into your online learning environment, as opposed to eating into your chosen course length.

You will receive a welcome email which contains your login credentials to gain access to your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Moodle, as well as information on how to use Moodle, where to begin, and general rules and guidance. You have the option to request an induction call where a member of our team will run through all of this with you.

Once you have completed the introductory course, you will then move onto the HNC units from 1st September. You will be required to complete your course within your chosen timeframe, but can request a 6-month extension for an additional £500, if necessary.

Learning Resources

All resources can be accessed at any time online through our online learning portal, allowing you to go through your modules as and when you like. You will benefit from comprehensive workbooks and detailed pre-recorded videos that you can access and replay whenever.

Fees

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Professional Collaboration

This course is newly ‘quality marked’ as a Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE). In addition, The HNC is a nationally recognised work-related qualification – developed in collaboration with some of the top engineering employers across the UK, such as ALSTOM, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens, Railtrack, and The Engineering Council - for learners who are taking their first steps into employment or those already in employment and seeking career development.

In developing this course, Pearson has also liaised with:

● The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
● Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
● Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

By aligning to professional body competency standards, content and assessment supports learners to develop as professional practitioners for the future. This adds value for learners by offering them access to continuing professional development.

Tutor support during your HND

You will benefit from extensive tutor support throughout your time with UniCourse. You will be given the contact details of your tutor(s), and you may email them whenever you want, or you may request a telephone/video call.

Assessment

There are no exams, all assessments will be based on coursework assignments that you submit to us, in your own time, within your chosen course duration.

Enhanced Learning Credits

If you have served or currently serve in the British Armed Forces, you may be eligible to use Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCs) to fund your studies. To read more about eligibility and how to kick-start the process, please click here.

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Module Details - How Will It Work?

The combined HNC and HND in Manufacturing Engineering course consists of 8 HNC units and 8 HND units. You will need to complete all 16 units before finishing this course and obtaining your HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The HNC consists of 3 core units and 5 specialist units. This offers learners a broad introduction to in these specialist areas, through the selection of optional units which can help prepare you for subject specialisation at Level 5. The HND consists of 2 mandatory core units and 6 mandatory specialist units. These units continue to build upon the essential skills, knowledge, and techniques learnt in Level 4 whilst teaching learners more subject-specific specialist skills. As you conduct further research into the HND, it is strongly recommended that you take a look below at the units you will need to study. By clicking on the unit title, you will be redirected to the official Pearson BTEC unit specification, and below many of the units you will see samples from our course workbooks.

U4001 Engineering Design

The tremendous possibilities of the techniques and processes developed by engineers can only be realised by great design. Design turns an idea into a useful artefact, the problem into a solution, or something ugly and inefficient into an elegant, desirable, and cost-effective everyday object. Without a sound understanding of the design process, the engineer works in isolation without the links between theory and the needs of the end user.

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the methodical steps that engineers use in creating functional products and processes as an individual or part of a design team; from a design brief to the work, and the stages involved in identifying and justifying a solution to a given engineering need.

Among the topics included in this unit are: Gantt charts and critical path analysis, stakeholder requirements, market analysis, design process management, technical drawing, modelling and prototyping, manufacturability, sustainability and environmental impact, reliability, safety and risk analyses, and ergonomics.

On successful completion of this unit, learners will be able to prepare an engineering design specification that satisfies stakeholders’ requirements, implement best practices when analysing and evaluating possible design solutions, prepare a written technical design report, and present their finalised design to a customer or audience.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U4002 Engineering Maths

The mathematics that is delivered in this unit is directly applicable to the engineering and manufacturing industry, and it will help to increase learners’ knowledge of the broad underlying principles within this discipline.

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ skills in the mathematical principles and theories that underpin the engineering curriculum. Students will be introduced to mathematical methods and statistical techniques in order to analyse and solve problems within an engineering and manufacturing context.

On successful completion of this unit, learners will be able to employ mathematical methods within a variety of contextualised examples, interpret data using statistical techniques, and use analytical and computational methods to evaluate and solve engineering and manufacturing sector problems.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U4004 Managing a Professional Engineering Project

The responsibilities of the engineer go far beyond completing the task in hand. Reflecting on their role in a wider ethical, environmental, and sustainability context starts the process of becoming a professional engineer – a vital requirement for career progression.

Engineers seldom work in isolation and most tasks they undertake require a range of expertise, designing, developing, manufacturing, constructing, operating, and maintaining the physical infrastructure and content of our world. The bringing together of these skills, expertise, and experience is often managed through the creation of a project.

This unit introduces learners to the techniques and best practices required to successfully create and manage an engineering/manufacturing project designed to identify a solution to an engineering need. While carrying out this project learners will consider the role and function of engineering in our society, the professional duties and responsibilities expected of engineers together with the behaviours that accompany their actions.

Among the topics covered in this unit are: roles, responsibilities, and behaviours of a professional engineer, planning a project, project management stages, devising solutions, theories and calculations, management using a Gantt chart, evaluation techniques, communication skills, and the creation and presentation of a project report.

On successful completion of this unit, learners will be able to conceive, plan, develop, and execute a successful engineering project, and produce and present a project report outlining and reflecting on the outcomes of each of the project processes and stages. As a result, they will develop skills such as critical thinking, analysis, reasoning, interpretation, decision-making, information literacy, and information and communication technology, and skills in professional and confident self-presentation.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U4014 Production Engineering for Manufacture

All of the manufactured products we use in our daily lives, from processed food to clothing and cars, are the result of production engineering. Production engineers need to have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all the possible production technologies available, their advantages and disadvantages, the requirements of the production system operation and the interaction between the various components of the production system.

This unit introduces learners to the production process for key material types; the various types of machinery used to manufacture products and the different ways of organising production systems to optimise the production process; consideration of how to measure the effectiveness of a production system within the overall context of the manufacturing system; and an examination of how production engineering contributes to ensuring safe and reliable operation of manufacturing.

On successful completion of this unit learners will be able to learn about the role and purpose of production engineering and its relationship with the other elements of a manufacturing system; most appropriate production processes and associated facility arrangements for manufacturing products of different material types; and designing a production system incorporating a number of different production processes.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U4017 Quality and Process Improvement

Quality has always been the key to business success and survivability, but it requires organisations to allocate a lot of effort and resources to achieve it. The key to providing quality services and designing top quality products lies in the strength and effectiveness of the processes used in their development; processes which must be constantly reviewed to ensure they operate as efficiently, economically and as safely as possible.

This unit introduces learners to the importance of quality assurance processes in a manufacturing or service environment and the principles and theories that underpin them. Topics included in this unit are: tools and techniques used to support quality control, attributes and variables, testing processes, costing modules, the importance of qualifying the costs related to quality, international standards for management (ISO 9000, 14000, 18000), European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), principles, tools and techniques of Total Quality Management (TQM) and implementation of Six Sigma.

On successful completion of this unit learners will be able to illustrate the processes and applications of statistical process, explain the quality control tools used to apply costing techniques, identify the standards expected in the engineering environment to improve efficiency and examine how the concept of Total Quality Management and continuous improvement underpins modern manufacturing and service environments.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U4023 Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)

The capacity to quickly produce finished components from a software model is now essential in the competitive world of manufacturing. Businesses now invest heavily in Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) software and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines (Additive Manufacture (AM)) and subtractive machining) to facilitate this, thus reducing product lead times. CAD gives
design engineers the platform to creatively model components that meet the specific needs of the consumer. When these models are combined with CAM software, manufacturing is made a reality.

This unit introduces learners to all the stages of the CAD/CAM process and to the process of modelling components using CAD software specifically suitable for transferring to CAM software. Among the topics included in this unit are: programming methods, component set-up, tooling, solid modelling, geometry manipulation, component drawing, importing solid model, manufacturing simulation, data transfer, CNC machine types, and inspections.

On successful completion of this unit learners will be able to learn about the key principles of manufacturing using a CAD/CAM system; 3D solid models of a component suitable for transfer into a CAM system; CAM software to generate manufacturing simulations of a component; and designing a dimensionally accurate component on a CNC machine or AKM system using a CAD/CAM system.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U4030 Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the term that has been adopted to describe the ‘fourth’ industrial revolution currently underway, at present, in the manufacturing and commercial sectors of our society. It is a revolution based on the integration of cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, Big data, 3D printing, advanced robotics, simulation, augmented reality, cloud computing and cyber security. Industry 4.0 is changing the way the world’s most successful companies produce the products that their global customers demand. For the engineering and manufacturing sector, this integration
has been enabled by successfully combining high performance computing, the internet and the development of advanced manufacturing technologies and highly flexible and adaptive manufacturing processes.

The aim of this unit is to provide holistic understanding of industry 4.0 and current trends of the production, assembly and other key aspects modern manufacturing. Students are first introduced to the background and fundamental and historical concepts of the fourth industrial revolution and principles, technologies, and strategies driving it. Students will then explore cutting-edge technologies, such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cyber-physical production systems (CPPS) and artificial intelligence, and learn how these innovations are transforming traditional manufacturing processes and business models. Students are expected to reflect on successful case studies of transitioning to Industry 4.0 and communicate the industry 4.0 concepts, technologies, and implications.

On successful completion of this unit learners will be able to investigate and evaluate industrial revolutions along with the characteristics and real-world challenges. As potential managers, learners will also be able to assess the transformation of supply chains, business models, and workforce dynamics in the context of Industry 4.0 and associated benefits.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U4068 Industrial Robots

Industrial robotics is the present and future of automated manufacturing and is an unstoppable reality. With the emergence of lighter, smarter and safer industrial robot models that are increasingly easy to interface, the demand has never been so high and is expected to grow year on year. Popular applications for industrial robots include welding, painting, assembly and materials handling. Modern industrial robots are now an integral part of cyber-physical mechatronic systems contributing to Industry 4.0 manufacturing.

The aim of this unit is for learners to investigate the range, operation and benefits of industrial robots within manufacturing applications. Among the topics included are industrial robot selection, and programming and safety protocols that anticipate future developments in industrial robot technology.

On successful completion of this unit learners will have an understanding of the electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic operation of common industrial robots, how to select and program an industrial robot for a given requirement, taking account of safety considerations, and how to assess the economic future of robot technologies in manufacturing.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U5002 Professional Engineering Management

The aim of this unit is to continue building up on the knowledge gained in Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project, to provide learners with the professional standards for engineers and to guide them on how to develop the range of employability skills needed by professional engineers. The topics included in this unit are; engineering strategy and services delivery planning, the role of sustainability, Total Quality Management (TQM), engineering management tools, managing people and becoming a professional engineer.

On successful completion of this unit learners will be able to construct a coherent engineering services delivery plan to meet the requirements of a sector-specific organisation or business. They will display personal commitment to professional standards and obligations to society, the engineering profession and the environment.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U5006 Further Engineering Mathematics

The understanding of more advanced mathematics is important within an engineering and manufacturing sector curriculum to support and broaden abilities within the applied subjects at the core of all engineering programmes. Students are introduced to additional topics that will be relevant to them as they progress to the next level of their studies, advancing their knowledge of the underpinning mathematics gained in Unit 4002: Engineering Mathematics.

The unit will prepare learners to analyse and model engineering/manufacturing situations using mathematical techniques. Among the topics included in this unit are: number theory, complex numbers, matrix theory, linear equations, numerical integration, numerical differentiation, and graphical representations of curves for estimation within an engineering/manufacturing context. Finally, learners will expand their knowledge of calculus to discover how to model and solve engineering/manufacturing problems using first and second-order differential equations.

On successful completion of this unit, learners will be able to use applications of number theory in practical engineering situations, solve systems of linear equations relevant to engineering/manufacturing applications using matrix methods, approximate solutions of contextualised examples with graphical and numerical methods, and review models of engineering and manufacturing systems using ordinary differential equations.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U5008 Distributed Control Systems

With increased complexity and greater emphasis on cost control and environmental issues, the efficient control of manufacture and processing plant becomes ever more important. While small and medium scale industries require Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technologies, large scale applications require Distributed Control Systems (DCS).

This unit introduces learners to the applications of Distributed Control Systems in industrial measurements and control engineering, the different types of industrial networking used in control and instrumentation, the analysis of the performance of a given control system, and how to suggest appropriate solutions using a variety of possible methods.

On successful completion of this unit learners will be able to explain the impact of automated systems in modern control processes, explain the basic concepts, architecture, operation and communication of distributed control systems, identify appropriate techniques to specify and implement a simple DCS and develop programmes to use machine interfaces to monitor and control the
behaviour of a complex system.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U5012 Industrial Systems

The speed and efficiency of many industrial processes is due, largely, to the control systems selected for the application and the engineer’s ability to apply the most appropriate technology for their operation.

This unit presents a structured approach to the development of advanced electronic solutions in a range of modern industrial situations. An essential requirement here is the engineer’s ability to utilise the most appropriate technology for each application, to ensure the most efficient monitoring and control of variables such as pressure, temperature, and speed.

Among the topics included in this unit are techniques and applications of electrical and electronic engineering, as they apply to various branches of industry, such as component handling, controlling actuators, responding to change of circumstances in a process, or security issues of connected sensors and systems.

On successful completion of this unit learners will be able to learn about system elements and their overall characteristics, and analytically assess the accuracy and repeatability of a range of instruments.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U5015 Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Manufacturing systems engineering is concerned with the design and on-going operation and enhancement of the integrated elements within a manufacturing system, which is a very complex activity, even for simple products. The art of manufacturing systems engineering is essentially designing systems that can cope with that complexity effectively.

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of that complexity within a modern manufacturing environment. Among the topics covered in this unit are: elements that make up a manufacturing system, including production engineering, plant and maintenance engineering, product design, logistics, production planning and control, forecast quality assurance, accounting and purchasing, all of which work
together within the manufacturing system to create products that meet customers’ requirements.

On successful completion of this unit learners will be able to explain the principles of a manufacturing system and consider how to design improvements. They will be introduced to all the elements that make up a modern manufacturing system, and they will learn how to optimise the operation of existing systems through discerning use of monitoring data. Some of the elements will be developed in greater depth; of particular importance will be looking at the systems of production planning and control, which are the day-to-day tools used to manage the manufacturing system effectively.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U5016 Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is a systematic approach to minimising waste in a manufacturing system, by focusing on the activities that add the most value through the eyes of the customer. The basis of lean manufacturing originated in the car industry and was developed by Toyota in Japan. Lean is now used extensively worldwide, in all types and size of organisation, to improve international competitiveness. It is therefore crucial for manufacturing engineers to be able to design and operate manufacturing systems that employ lean successfully.

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the principles and processes of lean manufacturing, so that they can become an effective and committed practitioner of lean in whatever industry sector they are employed in. To do this, the unit will explore the tools and techniques that are applied by organisations practicing lean. The learners will consider both the benefits and challenges of using lean manufacturing, and become sufficiently knowledgeable about the most important process tools and techniques to be able to operate and use them.

Among the topics included in this unit are: scoping and defining lean manufacturing, the benefits and challenges of adopting Lean thinking, , common tools and techniques associated with lean manufacturing and process improvement, and the most appropriate improvement tool(s) to tackle a problem.

On successful completion of this unit learners will be able to learn about the common principles of lean manufacturing. a range of the process improvement tools used within lean manufacturing, and effective communication skills in order to lead the process of continuous improvement across an organisation.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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U5017 Advanced Manufacturing

The ability of successful companies to meet the growing demand of customers is heavily influenced by the development of advanced manufacturing technologies. Customers expect high complexity products, on demand, and with a growing element of customisation. In adopting advanced manufacturing technologies, successful companies will ensure faster time to market of new products, improve products and processes, use new, sustainable, materials, and customise to customer requirements. Manufacturing systems engineering underpins this development.

In order to meet changing customer expectations and gain competitive advantage, focus needs to be applied to developing smart factories and advanced manufacturing technologies. Manufacturing organisations will seek integration between manufacturing technology, high performance computing, the internet, and the product at all stages of its life cycle.

The unit will introduce Industry 4.0, the term that has been adopted to describe the ‘fourth’ industrial revolution currently underway, at present, in the manufacturing and commercial sectors of our society. It is a revolution based on the integration of cyberphysical systems with the Internet of Things and services. For the manufacturing sector, this integration has been enabled by successfully combining high performance computing, the internet and the development of advanced manufacturing technologies. Industry 4.0 is changing the way the world’s most successful companies
produce the products that their global customers demand.

On successful completion of this unit learners will be able to analyse the use of a range of advanced manufacturing technologies to improve the competitive advantage of the organisations adopting them; digitalisation trends in advanced manufacturing technologies; and develop their own research activities into the latest developments.

If you only want to enrol onto this individual unit or up to four units for CPD purposes, you can do this with Pearson's accredited programme HN Flex.

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Entry Requirements - How Do I Apply?

A pre-requisite to gaining entry onto the combined HNC and HND is to have a level 3 qualification in engineering. If you don’t have this, you may enter by having work experience in the engineering industry, but without a Level 3 you may be required to pass one of our entry quizzes. Please contact our admissions team, who will be able to tell you if you meet the entry requirements and provide advice on what you will need to enrol on this course.

We may contact you to request further information before we can advise whether your application is successful. This is to ensure that you meet the entry requirements for the course. Where appropriate, learners may be required to complete a bridging course(s) before gaining entry onto a HNC/D.

How many points do I require?

The usual entry requirements for this course are a minimum of 64 UCAS points obtained from level 3 qualifications.

Examples of this includes:

1. AS/A2 A-levels in Maths and another relevant subject such as Science, at a minimum grade of C.

2. Extended/90 Credit Diploma in Engineering.

Can I be accepted with experience?

Yes. If you do not possess the relevant qualifications but have experience in the engineering sector, you can also be accepted onto the course. We consider each application on an individual basis.

Relevant experience includes:

1. Those who already work in the engineering sector and have obtained relevant skills.

2. Those who have obtained relevant skills through voluntary work.

Can I be accepted from overseas?

Unfortunately, no. Pearson courses are available to UK residents only.

Level Of Education

All learners must have Maths and English at GCSE grade C/4, or a Level 2 equivalent.

A-Levels in Maths and another relevant subject such as Science or Engineering, at a minimum grade of C, or an equivalent Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject.

Experience working in the engineering industry if you don’t have a level 3 qualification in engineering.

For individual guidance on how your work experience will impact your course application, email us at admissions@unicourse.org.

Payment Plans

If you would like to take advantage of the plan 1 payment option but it isn’t suitable to pay this all in one go, you have the option to pay at least 30% of this price upfront and then set up a monthly payment plan to pay the remaining balance (up to 15 months). Please state you would like to take advantage of this on your application form.

Please note: you are required to enrol before purchasing your course.

Step 1: Submit your application form. You will receive an email with our decision within one working day.

Step 2: Once your application is approved (subject to eligibility) you will receive confirmation of this via email, along with instruction to submit an enrolment form.

Step 3: Once you have completed both forms, you can then purchase your course.

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Progression - What Can I Do After My Course?

This course provides learners with a straight path to employment or progression onto a university degree course. Once you’ve successfully completed both the Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND in Manufacturing Engineering you can progress onto the third year of a BSc (Hons) full university degree programme with the Open University. Many campus-based universities will accept this qualification as an entry requirement to year three of their degree programmes.

This qualification is approved by the Engineering Council as contributing to the requirements for professional registration as an Engineering Technician. Completing this course can help you on your way to achieving your career goals. For those already in employment, it is a nationally recognised qualification that can offer career progression and further job security.

 

Careers Hub

UniCourse now offer a comprehensive Careers Hub service for all our learners, which comes included in the package.

You can have one of our specialists take a look at your CV, cover letter, or personal statement, and provide you with extensive feedback on how to make improvements, to make the best impression possible.

Also, you will be offered the chance to talk through your options once you are finished or about to finish your course with one of our specialist careers advisors, who will recommend certain actions and point you in the direction of possible ways to keep you progressing in the direction you wish to go.

 

 

Opportunities After Unicourse

What can I do after my course?

The combined HNC and HND in Manufacturing Engineering builds up core skills and provides a breadth of knowledge and specialisation in manufacturing engineering. It equips learners with the knowledge and relevant qualifications needed to progress onto the third year of a full Honours University degree course.

1. Progression into manufacturing engineering sector

2. Improve current skills

3. Gain promotion opportunities

More workplace opportunities

The skills you learn as part of the combined HNC and HND in Manufacturing Engineering can provide you with the opportunity to take your first steps into employment in the engineering sector or can help those already in employment to progress further in their careers and gain promotions.

Some of the job roles this qualification can lead to include:

1. Manufacturing Engineer

2. Manufacturing Systems Engineer

3. Production Engineer

4. Process Engineer

5. Industrial Engineer

6. Quality Assurance Manager

Further education opportunities

The Level 5 BTEC HND in Manufacturing Engineering is recognised by many Higher Education Providers – such as the Open University – as meeting admission requirements for progression onto degree courses in related areas such as:

1. Manufacturing engineering

2. Manufacturing systems engineering

3. Production engineering

Will my chosen University accept this qualification?

The combined HNC and HND in Manufacturing Engineering qualification will allow you to apply for year 3 of a BSc (Hons) degree with the Open University. Many campus-based universities will also accept this qualification as an entry requirement to the final year of their degree programmes.

Please check with the university you have in mind.

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You can use this tool before, during or after completing your Pearson course to help you plan your next steps

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