Pearson BTEC HND in Engineering (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing)

This course offers engineers or technicians the opportunity to undertake a substantial core of learning together with specialist units on route to achieving an engineering Level 5, nationally recognised, vocational qualification.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 11006

Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Higher Education

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Bangor
05/09/2022
Full-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Full-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022

Course Structure

The Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering programme offers a blend of theoretical and practical units essential for the professional engineer in a modern engineering environment. It concentrates on the design and manufacture of engineering parts covering industries such as aerospace, automotive, robotics and healthcare.

On completion of this course you will be certificated with a Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (General Engineering).

Modules studied in year 1 include:  

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Project
  • Industry 4.0
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Mechatronics
  • Workshop (Machining/CNC)

Upon successful completion of year 1, students will progress on to year 2 of the programme where they will study further modules including:

  • Research Project (double unit)       
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Further Mathematics
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Virtual Engineering   
  • Workshop (Machining/CNC)

In addition to the above modules, students will also work towards a Professional/ Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability within the Engineering sector. 

Contact Hours

16.75 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops, or tutorials.

Mandatory Additional Study

Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year.

Personal Study

22 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials

Entry Requirements

GCSE

  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
  • GCSE Mathematics Grade C (or Merit in the Engineering Principles unit on the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Engineering (or University-approved equivalent)
  • In addition to Maths and English, two additional GCSE’s at Grade C or above are required

UCAS

A minimum of 64 UCAS points including:

  • A levels OR
  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering

Access Diploma

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma with an overall average of 65+% 

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2

Tier 4 Students:

SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Admissions

  • Successful completion of the Admissions Process

APEL

  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the Admissions Section

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Candidates are assessed using a range of different methods. These include assessments, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written, and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Where will it take me?

This programme is designed to prepare students for a career in the engineering industry or progression to related degree programmes, normally at second year of entry.

How will it make me more employable?

The course provides the opportunity to develop your engineering skills and project management capabilities through the engineering units and Project Based Learning required to complete the course. You will learn transferrable skills such as communication, organisational skills, problem solving, leadership and critical thinking which will help you apply to relevant jobs within the engineering industry.

Additional Costs

Estimated at £50 to use on materials for final year project.

Accreditation

Course and Provider regulated by Pearson.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

Related Courses

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic Engineering unites the principles of mechanics, electronics and computing. It combines mechanical engineering problem-solving and design skills with the expertise of digital electronics and computer systems to produce advanced products and systems through automation and the use of robotics. The teaching team consists of staff who are highly qualified with valuable industrial experience. Our staff are regularly trained to keep up to date with the changing needs of industry.

Pearson BTEC HNC in Engineering (General)

The course aims to provide opportunities for engineers or technicians to study a wide and diverse range of subjects on route to achieving a Level 4, nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification.

Higher Level Apprenticeship in Mechatronics

Mechatronic Engineering unites the principles of mechanics, electronics and computing. It combines mechanical engineering problem-solving and design skills with expertise in digital electronics and computing systems to produce advanced products and systems through automation and the use of robotics. During this course you will complete the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering. The teaching team consists of staff who are highly qualified with valuable industrial experience. Our staff are regularly trained to keep up to date with the changing needs of industry.

Level 3 National Diploma Engineering - Advanced Manufacturing

This 2-year course is the equivalent to 2 A levels. This course incorporates current technical knowledge with industry recognised practical training

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Bangor
05/09/2022
Full-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Full-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022

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Available Sessions

The following sessions are available to apply for:

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