Manufacturing Process (bite-sized HE course)

Course Code: MFPUP
Learning Aim Code: Z0001940
Full-time / Part-time: Part-time bite-sized HE course - a module from the HNC/D in Engineering
Duration: 16 weeks – one half day per week
Campus: Paget Road campus

Is this the right course for me?

If you are a design engineer, manufacturing engineer, mechanical engineer or maintenance engineer in this short modular course (part of the HNC/D in Engineering) will develop your knowledge of manufacturing processes and techniques that can be applied to a range of materials for a variety of manufacturing applications.

The course would also be beneficial if you work on the shop floor in an engineering or manufacturing company and are looking to progress further in your career.

We have a state-of-the-art modern engineering workshop equipped with a range of industry-standard equipment including millers, lathes, CNC tooling and laser cutters, along with fabrication and welding equipment such as Tig, Mig and Arc welders and CAD suites.

What will I learn?

Completion of the course will give you an understanding of:

  • The use of conventional machining processes and techniques for generating geometrical forms for a given component specification
  • The use of moulding and shaping processes for a given component specification
  • The use of less conventional machining techniques for a given component specification

    What skills will I gain?

    During this course you will:

    • Gain knowledge of manufacturing processes and techniques
    • Explore and gain an appreciation of conventional machining techniques together with associated tooling and work holding methods
    • Develop an understanding of the basic moulding and shaping processes used with metals, plastics and ceramics
    • Develop knowledge of non-conventional machining techniques that include electro-discharge machining, ultrasonic machining, etching of electronic printed circuit boards, laser-beam machining and plasma-jet machining
    • How will I be assessed?

    • This is an assignment-based course and there are no exams.
    • You will be continually assessed throughout the course via assignments and the production of a detailed portfolio

    What can I do next?

    Completion of the module will enable you to:

  • Use the skills you have gained in the workplace
  • Continue with further study and progress to the HNC/D in engineering
  • What are the Entry Requirements?

    As this module is part of an HNC/D qualification, you are required to be over 18 years of age and have the following qualifications:

    • Two A Levels – preferably in maths or science OR
    • BTec certificate or diploma in engineering or a related discipline

    - Mature students will be considered in light of relevant work/life experience

    - Non-EU students are required to have an IELTS or equivalent university qualification

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