What will I learn?

This is a progression course from the Engineering - Mechanical HNCThe programme will assist those looking to develop a career as a Mechanical design, maintenance or test engineer. During the course you will enhance your problem solving skills by studying topics such Further Mechanical Principles and Materials. You will also develop the skills needed to realise your designs in topics such as computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. You will be using industry standard technologies such as Solidworks, Sinumerik and EdgeCam.Based in the new state of the art Technology Centre, this one day a week programme will achieve a HND qualification in one year. You should either be employed by or intend to pursue a career in a relevant industry. You will study a number of core Units alongside your specialist Units. These units will develop your understanding of a wide range of engineering techniques and provide you with the analytical tools and concepts necessary to understand the technical and managerial issues you may face in an engineering career. You will also apply theories and techniques to real world examples.What topics will I study?The topics for the one year full time course are:Unit Number 7 Level 4 - Business Management Techniques for Engineers (Core)Unit Number 15 Level 5 - Design for Manufacture (Core)Unit Number 32 Level 5 - Industrial Robot Technology (Core)Unit Number 35 Level 5 - Further Analytical Methods for Engineers (Core)Unit Number 76 Level 5 - Managing the Work of Individuals and Teams (Core)Unit Number 61 Level 5 - Engineering Thermodynamics (Optional)This programme is awarded by BTECWhat experiences will I get?Work experience is gained with employers and, where possible your assignments will relate to real world scenarios in the engineering environment.

Which department am I in?

Engineering and Construction

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2022


Main Site

Exeter College,

Hele Road,



EX4 4JS, England

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