HNC and HND in Manufacturing Engineering

The Edexcel BTEC combined Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND in Manufacturing Engineering course provides you with a specialist work-related programme of study that covers all the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to work and progress in the manufacturing engineering sector. It also offers a choice of specialist modules, which allow you the opportunity to choose what you’d like to specialise in and learn more about.

If you have not yet completed a HNC and want to study towards a HND in Manufacturing Engineering, this combined course allows you to complete both your HNC and HND consecutively, saving you time and money. By enrolling onto our combined HNC and HND you could save yourself hundreds of pounds!

Once you have completed this course you will be awarded with a Higher National Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering which encompasses the HNC and HND. The HND is a nationally recognised work-related qualification for students taking their first steps into employment or those already in employment and seeking career development. If you are interested in a career in manufacturing engineering, are looking to progress or further your engineering career, or want to progress onto a full Honours University degree, this is the ideal course for you.

Earn your BTEC Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND from home with our flexible distance learning course. Fit learning around your work, everyday life, and commitments and access everything you need at any time of day. Learn at your own pace, this course has no exams or tight deadlines, simply submit your coursework when you’re ready. It can be completed in as little as a few months, up to a few years. Once completed you’ll be awarded a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Engineering.

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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 7 HND units. You will need to complete all 15 units before finishing this course and obtaining your HND in Manufacturing Engineering. The HNC consists of four core units, two mandatory specialist units, and then you select two optional units. This offers students a broad introduction to the subject area, whilst also allowing students to gain skills and experience in areas that interest them, through the selection of optional units which can help prepare you for subject specialisation at Level 5. For more information see our HNC in Manufacturing Engineering page. The HND consists of two mandatory core units, three mandatory specialist units and then you select two optional units. These modules continue to build upon the essential skills, knowledge, and techniques learnt in Level 4 whilst teaching students more subject-specific specialist skills. For more information see our HND in Manufacturing Engineering page. All resources can be accessed at any time online through our online learning portal or on our mobile app, and these will guide you through each of the modules. You can also speak to our expert tutors whenever you need them, 7 days a week. There are no exams, all assessments will be based on coursework assignments that you submit to us, in your own time.

U1 Engineering Design

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

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to prepare an engineering design specification that satisfies stakeholders’ requirements, implement best practice when analysing and evaluating possible design solutions, prepare a written technical design report, and present their finalised design to a customer or audience.
U4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project

U2 Engineering Maths

The aim of this unit is to develop students’ 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 context.

On successful completion of this unit, students 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 problems.

U3 Engineering Science

This unit introduces students to the fundamental laws and applications of the physical sciences within engineering and how to apply this knowledge to find solutions to a variety of engineering problems.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to interpret and present qualitative and quantitative data using computer software, calculate unknown parameters within mechanical systems, explain a variety of material properties and use electromagnetic theory in an applied context.

U4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project

This unit introduces students to the techniques and best practices required to successfully create and manage an engineering project designed to identify a solution to an engineering need

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to formulate and plan a project as well as conduct planned project activities that will provide a solution to an identified engineering problem, produce a project report analysing the outcomes of the project processes and stages and present this report and draw conclusions on the outcomes of the project.

U14 Production Engineering for Manufacture

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to illustrate the role and purpose of production engineering and its relationship with the other elements of a manufacturing system. They will be able to select the most appropriate production processes and associated facility arrangements for manufacturing products of different material types and design a production system incorporating a number of different production processes.

U17 Quality and Process Improvement

This unit introduces students to the importance of quality assurance processes in a manufacturing or service environment and the principles and theories that underpin them.

On successful completion of this unit students 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.

U5 Renewable Energy

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to renewable energy resources and technologies, including current storage and generation technologies, and explore their advantages and limitations.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to determine the optimum combination of renewable energy technologies and evaluate their efficiencies, describe how to conduct a cost–benefit analysis to determine the most viable option between renewable and conventional energy sources, and consider the relevant political, socio-economic and legal factors that influence the selection of appropriate energy technologies.

U6 Mechatronics

Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer/controlled engineering working together in automated systems and ‘smart’ product design.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to explain the basic mechatronic system components and functions, design a simple mechatronic system specification for a given application, use appropriate simulation and modelling software to examine its operation and function, and solve faults on mechatronic systems using a range of techniques and methods.

U8 Mechanical Principles

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the essential mechanical principles associated with engineering applications.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to explain the underlying principles, requirements and limitations of mechanical systems.

U9 Materials, Properties and Testing

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to explain the relationship between the atomic structure and the physical properties of materials, determine the suitability of engineering materials for use in a specified role, explore the testing techniques to determine the physical properties of an engineering material and identify the causes of in-service material failure.

U11 Fluid Mechanics

This unit introduces students to the fluid mechanics techniques used in mechanical engineering. The hydraulic devices and systems that incorporate the transmission of hydraulic pressure and forces exerted by a static fluid on immersed surfaces.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to work with the concept and measurement of viscosity in fluids, and the characteristics of Newtonian and non- Newtonian fluids; examine fluid flow phenomena, including energy conservation, estimation of head loss in pipes and viscous drag; and examine the operational characteristics of hydraulic machines, in particular the operating principles of various water turbines and pumps.

U12 Engineering Management

This unit introduces students to engineering management principles and practices, and their strategic implementation.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to investigate key strategic issues involved in developing and implementing engineering projects and solutions and explain professional codes of conduct and the relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities.

U13 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

This unit introduces students to engineering management principles and practices, and their strategic implementation.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to investigate key strategic issues involved in developing and implementing engineering projects and solutions and explain professional codes of conduct and the relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities.

U15 Automation, Robotics and PLCs

The aim of this unit is for students to investigate how Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and industrial robots can be programmed to successfully implement automated engineering solutions.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to program PLCs and robotic manipulators to achieve a set task, describe the types and uses of PLCs and robots available, write simple PLC programs, and program industrial robots with straightforward commands and safety factors.

U16 Instrumentation and Control Systems

This unit introduces students to the important principles, components and practices of instrumentation in the controlling of a process system, together with the terminology, techniques and components that are used in such a system.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to explain why the measurement of system parameters is critical to a successful process control performance, describe when and how such measurements are carried out, and develop skills in applying predicted values in order to ensure stability within a control system for a range of input wave forms.

U18 Maintenance Engineering

This unit introduces students to the important principles, components and practices of instrumentation in the controlling of a process system, together with the terminology, techniques and components that are used in such a system.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to explain why the measurement of system parameters is critical to a successful process control performance, describe when and how such measurements are carried out, and develop skills in applying predicted values in order to ensure stability within a control system for a range of input wave forms.

U19 Electrical and Electronic Principles

This unit will give a wide overview of the electrical and electronic principles used in engineering.

On successful completion of this unit students will have a good and wide-ranging grasp of the underlying principles of electrical and electronic circuits and devices and will be able to proceed with confidence to further study.

U20 Digital Principles

The unit introduces the two main branches of digital electronics, combinational and sequential. Thus, the student gains familiarity in the fundamental elements of digital circuits, notably different types of logic gates and bistables. The techniques by which such circuits are analysed, introduced and applied, including Truth Tables, Boolean Algebra, Karnaugh Maps, and Timing Diagrams.

On successful completion of this unit students will have a good grasp of the principles of digital electronic circuits and will be able to proceed with confidence to further study.

U21 Electrical Machines

This unit introduces students to the characteristics and operational parameters of a range of electromagnetic powered machines that are used in a variety of applications.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to identify the constructional features and applications of transformers; investigate the starting methods and applications of three-phase induction motors and synchronous machines; investigate the types of generator available in the industry by assessing their practical application; and analyse the operating characteristics of electromagnetic transducers and actuators.

U22 Electronic Circuits and Devices

This unit introduces students to the use of electronics manufacturers’ data to analyse the performance of circuits and devices, the operational characteristics of amplifier circuits, the types and effects of feedback on a circuit performance, and the operation and application of oscillators. They will also be introduced to the application of testing procedures to electronic devices and circuits and use the findings of the tests to evaluate their operation.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to determine the operational characteristics of amplifier circuits, investigate the types and effects of feedback on an amplifier’s performance, examine the operation and application of oscillators and apply testing procedures to electronic devices and circuits.

U23 CAD-CAM

This unit introduces students 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.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to illustrate the key principles of manufacturing using a CAD/CAM system; produce 3D solid models of a component suitable for transfer into a CAM system; use CAM software to generate manufacturing simulations of a component; and design a dimensionally accurate component on a CNC machine using a CAD/CAM system.

U29 Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems

This unit introduces students 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.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to illustrate the key principles of manufacturing using a CAD/CAM system; produce 3D solid models of a component suitable for transfer into a CAM system; use CAM software to generate manufacturing simulations of a component; and design a dimensionally accurate component on a CNC machine using a CAD/CAM system.

U30 Operations and Plant Management

The aims of this unit are to develop students’ knowledge of the engineering fundamentals that augment the design and operation of plant engineering systems, and to furnish them with the tools and techniques to maintain technological equipment.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to describe the fundaments that underpin the operation of the systems they deal with on a daily basis and apply these fundamentals to the successful maintenance of these systems.

U31 Electrical Systems and Fault Finding

This unit introduces students to the characteristics and operational parameters of a range of electrical system components that are used in a variety of applications; and how to fault find when they go wrong.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to follow electrical system circuit diagrams, understand the operation of the various components that make up the system and select the most suitable fault-finding technique.

U32 CAD for Maintenance Engineers

The aim of this unit is to enable students to produce 2D CAD drawings (using industry standard CAD software), and to modify and construct electrical and mechanical drawings e.g. distribution systems, fire alarms, steam ranges, electrical and hydraulic circuits.

This unit will support the development of the students’ CAD abilities and build upon those skills to introduce the more advanced techniques that are used to create and modify schematic drawings quickly and efficiently.

U73 Materials Engineering with Polymers

This unit will provide students with the necessary background knowledge and understanding of the structure and property relationship of polymer materials to guide their selection of material and manufacturing techniques to produce a sustainable, fit for purpose product.

This unit will provide students with an understanding of the relationship between a polymer’s structure and properties and between processing technique and product performance.

U34 Research Project

Completing a piece of research is an opportunity for students to showcase their intellect and talents. This unit introduces students to the skills necessary to deliver a complex, independently conducted research project that fits within an engineering context.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to deliver a complex and independent research project in line with the original objectives, explain the critical thinking skills associated with solving engineering problems, consider multiple perspectives in reaching a balanced and justifiable conclusion, and communicate effectively a research project’s outcome.

U35 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 students 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 students 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.

U48 Manufacturing Systems Engineering

The aim of this unit is to develop students’ understanding of that complexity within a modern manufacturing environment.

On successful completion of this unit students 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.

U49 Lean Manufacturing

The aim of this unit is to introduce students 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.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to explain the common principles of lean manufacturing, compare the Toyota Production System with the now more widely adopted generic approaches to lean manufacturing, utilise a range of the process improvement tools used within lean manufacturing, and demonstrate effective communication skills in order to lead the process of continuous improvement across an organisation.

U50 Advanced Manufacturing Technology

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to analyse and evaluate the potential of using advanced manufacturing technologies to improve the competitive advantage of the organisations adopting them. The student will develop knowledge and understanding of advanced manufacturing technologies, digitalisation and a range of advanced manufacturing technologies. They will also develop their own research activities into the latest developments.

U36 Advanced Mechanical Principles

The aim of this unit is to continue covering the topics discussed in Unit 9: Mechanical Principles. It will provide students with advanced knowledge of the mechanical theories associated with engineering applications.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to have more advanced knowledge of mechanical principles to determine the behavioural characteristics of materials subjected to complex loading; assess the strength of loaded beams and pressurised vessels; determine specifications of power transmission system elements; and examine operational constraints of dynamic rotating systems.

U37 Virtual Engineering

This unit introduces students to the application of relevant Computer Aided Design (CAD) and analysis engineering tools in contemporary engineering. They will learn about standards, regulations and legal compliance within the context of engineering.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to consider how to perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, develop finite element product and system models, explain the identification of faults in the application of simulation techniques and discuss the modelling method and data accuracy.

U38 Further Thermodynamics (Under development)

The aim of this unit is to develop further students’ skills in applied thermodynamics by investigating the relationships between theory and practice. Among the topics included in this unit are; heat pumps and refrigeration, performance of air compressors, steam power plant and gas turbines.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to determine the performance and operation of heat pumps and refrigeration systems, review the applications and efficiency of industrial compressors, use charts and/or tables to determine steam plant parameters and characteristics, describe the operation of gas turbines and assess their efficiency.

U39 Further Mathematics

The unit will prepare students to analyse and model engineering 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 context. Finally, students will expand their knowledge of calculus to discover how to model and solve engineering problems using first and second order differential equations.

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

U40 Commercial Programming Software (Under development)

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the availability and use of commercial software packages within electronics engineering, including design, simulation, simple microprocessor programming and evaluation of the tools available.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to research a range of software tools or applications to support engineering functions related to electronics, consider how a software package can be used to simulate the behaviour of an electronic circuits function, explain how to programme a microprocessor-based device to achieve a specified outcome/task, evaluate a specific electronics software tool/application, describe the types of commercial software available, compare the differences between a software simulation and a real-world circuit, and write simple commands to a microcontroller.

U41 Distributed Control Systems (Under development)

This unit introduces students 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 students 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.

U42 Further PLCs (Under development)

The aim of this unit is to further develop students’ skills in the use of PLCs and their specific applications within engineering and manufacturing. Among the topics included in this unit are; device interface methods, PLC signal processing and communications with other devices, PLC programming methodology and alternative programmable control devices.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to research the design, selection and use of PLCs as part of a larger system, programme a PLC to solve an industrial process problem for a given application and illustrate the alternative strategies for using other available types of programmable control devices.

U43 Further Electrical Machines and Drives (Under development)

The aim of this unit is to continue developing the skills in the use and application of electrical machines, particularly direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) drives. Among the topics included in this unit are; an introduction to electrical machines and drives, and their characteristics, starting and braking, loading conditions, ratings, and their control.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to explain the operation of different motors used in industry, describe the different types of industrial drives used in various disciplines, assess the importance of electrical machines and their drives for a given industrial application, analyse their performances and suggest appropriate solutions using a variety of possible methods.

U44 Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage

This unit presents a wide-ranging introduction to the field of existing and renewable energy systems. The unit will also explore the potential impacts of climate change and why more, and different forms of, sustainable energy sources are required together with the need for energy efficiency measures.

By the end of this unit students will be able to examine the technological concepts behind providing a sustainable electrical energy supply for the future. They will also be able to describe how the fundamental technical and economic processes and drivers at play in the electrical power industry affect the selection and use of energy sources.

U45 Industrial Systems

This unit presents a structured approach to the development of advanced electronic solutions in a range of industrial situations. 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 the speed or torque of a motor or responding to change of circumstances in a process.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to describe system elements and consider their overall characteristics. This provides opportunity for analytically assessing the accuracy and repeatability of electronic instruments.

U46 Embedded Systems (Under development)

This unit builds on introductory knowledge students have already gained in electronic circuits. It develops their knowledge of computer hardware, focussing on the small, low-cost type of computer (i.e. a microcontroller), usually used in embedded systems. It then develops skill in devising circuits which operate external to the microcontroller and interface with it; generally, these relate to sensors, actuators, human interface or data transfer.

Students will also develop programming skills writing programmes which download straight to the microcontroller and cause it to interact with its external circuit. They will then explore the wider context of embedded systems, learning how they are applied in ‘hi-tech’ applications, in many cases revolutionising our ability to undertake certain activities.

U47 Analogue Electronic Systems (Under development)

The aim of this unit is to further develop students’ understanding of the application of analogue and digital devices in the design of electronic circuits.

Upon completion of this unit students will be aware of techniques employed in the design and evaluation of analogue and digital subsystems used in the development of complete electronic systems.

U51 Sustainability

This unit is designed to support the Professional Engineering and Professional Engineering Management core units at Level 4 and 5.

On successful completion of this unit the student with possess a wide range of knowledge and understanding of the issues and topics associated with sustainability and low carbon engineering.

U52 Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles

The emphasis in this unit will be in developing a structured approach to the analysis of AC single-phase and three-phase powered circuitry. This will help students to arrive at the solution in the most efficient way, with the greatest probability of it being correct.

Successful completion of this unit will enable students to cope with increasingly complex problems and prepare them for the challenge of Level 6 academic programmes.

U53 Utilisation of Electrical Power (Under development)

The aim of this unit is to develop students’ understanding of electrical power systems and power distribution, giving consideration to the advantages and disadvantages of alternative power sources.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to explain the demands, sources and construction of electrical power generation and distribution systems, review the interconnections of power systems and their necessary protection, identify the requirement for engineering activity and describe new and emerging methods to optimise energy usage.

U54 Further Control Systems Engineering (Under development)

The aim of this unit is to develop students’ understanding of electrical power systems and power distribution, giving consideration to the advantages and disadvantages of alternative power sources.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to explain the demands, sources and construction of electrical power generation and distribution systems, review the interconnections of power systems and their necessary protection, identify the requirement for engineering activity and describe new and emerging methods to optimise energy usage.

U63 Industrial Services

The student will be introduced to the fundamental principles of electrical power and lighting systems, the rudiments of industrial compressed air systems, the provision of steam for both power generation and process plant, and the applications and precepts of refrigeration plant and heat pumps.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to manage and maintain a wide range of commonly encountered industrial systems.

U64 Thermofluids

The aim of this unit is to provide a rational understanding of functional thermodynamics and fluid mechanics in common industrial applications.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to review industrial thermodynamic systems and their properties, examine the operation of practical steam and gas turbines plants, illustrate the properties of viscosity in fluids, and analyse fluid systems and hydraulic machines.

Entry Requirements - How Do I Apply?

To gain entry onto the combined HNC and HND in Manufacturing Engineering, the usual entry requirement is a level 3 qualification in this field. However, mature candidates who do not possess such qualifications but have experience in the engineering field, can also be accepted onto the course. 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.

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. Edexcel courses are available to UK residents only.

Level Of Education

All students 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 sector, if you don’t have a level 3 qualification in engineering.

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Progression - What Can I Do After My Course?

This course provides students 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.

 

 

 

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 students 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

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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