The course will give you a superb grounding in the essential principles and techniques needed to meet the increasingly challenging and exciting nature of the Engineering industry. It has been designed to be relevant to the needs of employment in the fields of Production, Manufacturing Engineering and Management.

As a student on this course you will have the benefits of using the College’s excellent facilities including 3D printing, an industrial robot, CAD/CAM suites and material testing laboratory.  Current students are registered as student members of the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED). Completion of the course enables partial Incorporated Engineer registration.

During the first year you will use CAD software to produce both 2D production drawing and 3D models, undertake design simulations and run stress analysis. You will be introduced to the capabilities of 3D printing to produce physical models and use a CAM package to develop and simulate a milled product. You will also study manufacturing process technologies and production costing calculations. There will be an introduction to business processes and theory within engineering companies and different project management techniques. This is tied together with the underpinning of mathematical theory and materials science, including metal and polymer experiments.

During the second year you will continue to study and expand your understanding of manufacturing process examining the latest manufacturing theories and their effect on production capacity in terms of rapid introduction of products to a competitive marketplace.  You will also study statistics to enable you to control and measure production output, product tolerances and quality. You will also be introduced to the management of production resources, incorporating the latest techniques of organisation of the work area. The business processes and theories from the first year will be applied through the production of a business plan. This can all be used in your company relevant project that will also demonstrate your ability to project manage. If successful, you graduate at this point with an HNC and if you achieve the necessary grades you have the option to progress to the Foundation Degree.

In this third year of study you will develop automated manufacturing further, with the study of industrial robotics, both from a theoretical and practical view point. Further and more detailed techniques for the management of quality within manufacturing are also introduced. A more detailed company relevant major project is undertaken to demonstrate you can apply what you have learned over the last three years. You will also undertake writing your first academic paper for possible publication. To link in with the requirements for the IED you will also undertake Continual Professional Development and a work based log throughout the year.

 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Progression to the BEng/MEng (Hons) Engineering is an option for appropriate students.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

HNC

  • Four GCSEs at at least grade 4/C, to include Maths and English, or an equivalent qualification, plus
  • One A Level at grade C in a relevant subject or equivalent AVCE or National Diploma / Certificate (or equivalent UK or overseas qualifications)
  • Students with a National Certificate or National Diploma in Manufacturing or Engineering (Mechanical Design) should normally have a Merit in Mathematics and/or Mechanical Principles, or
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Applicants should have good literacy and numerical skills appropriate to the programme, a good undertsanding of computing and an aptitude for technical work

UCAS tariff points 32 from one full A Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject

Relevant subjects: Physics, Maths, CDT, Engineering

 

FdEng

120 credits from an HNC in an appropriate discipline

Normally at least 40 credits should be at Merit level or above and 20 of these credits should be from a mathematical analytical unit

International entry requirements 

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have a minimum of UKVI IELTS 6.0. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons. For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course costs

Course CodeUCAS Code Start Date Costs
TDNHPH0141N/A 07/07/2021 £4000.00

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

HNC - £3,500 per academic year

FdEng - £4,000

Students who are eligible, can apply for a student loan with Student Finance.

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course content

Course Content 

HNC Years 1 and 2 - Level 4 (Part time over 2 academic years or full time over 1 academic year)                  

  • Analytical Methods for Manufacturing
  • Business and Project Management
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Project
  • Supply Chain Management

FdEng  Year 3 - Level 5 (1 calendar year)

  • Industrial Robotics
  • Major Project
  • Quality Management
  • The Engineering Professional
  • Work Based Unit

More info

Start Day/Time 

HNC - September 2020 FdEng - July 2020

Duration 

3 Years

Attendance 

Part-time

UCAS Code 

N/A

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

FdEng/HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

Bournemouth University

Curriculum Area 

Engineering and Construction - Engineering and Electronics

More about the course 

Covid-19 Update - September 2020

During the first semester of this course you will be taught on campus for lab, practical and workshop sessions, backed up with relevant seminars and online resources. It is hoped that small group lectures and tutorials will also be delivered on-campus depending on government guidance. 

We hope to have a full programme of face-to-face sessions on campus for all courses from January if government guidelines permit.

You will be able to use the Library, the Student Centre, Open Access Centre and social learning spaces, subject to physical distancing measures to undertake group and other work. 

There will be no other changes to the content of your course as a result of Covid-19; we will deliver all of the units?we have previously promised we would, and we are not making any changes to the individual learning outcomes on your course.? ?

It’s important that you know these changes are temporary and that we will be back to our usual on-campus experience as soon as national guidance makes it possible.? 

See our?Coronavirus?FAQs?for the latest information?from BU.? 

This is the latest information, updated?on 20?July. We will update this page when more information is available, and we can confirm any additional on-campus activity. 

Attendance: Part time over 3 years (2 academic years for the HNC plus 1 calendar year for the FdEng) or full time over 2 years (1 academic year for the HNC plus 1 calendar year for the FdEng)

Applications: Please note that students taking the part-time HNC/FdEng should apply directly to The Bournemouth & Poole College  and not via the UCAS process.  Please contact  the Course Administrator on +44 (0) 1202 205648 or:

The Higher Education Unit +44 (0)1202 205180
email: heunit@bpc.ac.uk

Venue: The course is delivered at The College's North Road campus, Poole.

The college reserves the right to make changes to the information given, including the addition, withdrawal, re-location or restructuring of courses.

Duration 

3 Years

Attendance 

Part-time

UCAS Code 

N/A

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

FdEng/HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

Bournemouth University