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 en route to achieving a Level 4, nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10616
Campus: Bangor, Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Manufacturing & General Engineering

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 18:00-21:00
Part-Time
Bangor
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 18:00-21:00
Course Structure

Mechanical and Electronic Engineering which together form a branch of engineering commonly referred to as Mechatronics is one of the more recent developments in the engineering discipline. 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 modules offered provide a blend of theoretical and practical skills essential for the professional engineer in a modern engineering environment.

Modules studied will include:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Project

And 4 other modules from the following list (dependant on campus and local needs)

  • Automation, Robotics and PLC
  • CAD
  • CAD/CAM
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Quality and Process Improvement
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices
  • Mechatronics

This is a 2-Year Programme and course fees are payable each year.

Contact Hours per week

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

Personal Study

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

 

GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements

  • GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills- Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

AND

  • GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills- Application of Number, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

AND

  • Passes in 4 different subjects (can include English Language and Mathematics and as above), with 1 at GCE Advanced (A) level (grades A-E), and 3 at GCSE level (grades A*-C*/9-4), or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.  

Course Entry Requirements

A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points including:

  • GCE A level (A2): Typical grade profile DD [to include 1 from Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Technology & Design, Design & Technology, Engineering, Electronics or Double Award Science/Applied Science.]

OR

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering with overall award profile MP

OR

  • Access to HE Diploma (NI): 45% overall in an Engineering Access course and [45% in level 2 Access Mathematics.

OR

  • An equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.  

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE admissions process section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP.    

International Students English Language Requirements

International applicants, from Non-Native English-speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

  • IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part)
  • Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test For further information please contact our International Department at international@serc.ac.uk

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.

Successful completion of the Higher National Certificate in Engineering, will allow you to apply for a range of jobs within the engineering industry. You may also be able to progress to management positions in the engineering industry.  Completion of HNC Engineering allows progression to the HND Engineering top up programme.

As well as gaining a recognised qualification, you will receive training on a wide range of industry standard equipment and software.

There are no additional associated costs with this Programme

Course and Provider regulated by Pearson.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 18:00-21:00
Part-Time
Bangor
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-17:00
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 18:00-21:00

Enquiries Information

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Available Sessions

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee Apply or get more information
PT
HE
Pearson BTEC HNC in Engineering (General) (Year 1)
Y10616BE1A

Bangor

16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur

Time: 18:00-21:00

18 £1049.00
PT
HE
Pearson BTEC HNC in Engineering (General) (Year 1)
Y10616BD1A

Bangor

16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday

Time: 09:00-17:00

18 £1049.00
PT
HE
Pearson BTEC HNC in Engineering (General) (Year 1)
Y10616LD1A

Lisburn

16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday

Time: 09:00-17:00

18 £1049.00
PT
HE
Pearson BTEC HNC in Engineering (General) (Year 1)
Y10616LE1A

Lisburn

16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur

Time: 18:00-21:00

18 £1049.00

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Terms & Conditions

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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