• TEF Silver

    We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
19/09/20202 Years4Part-Time - DayWashington CampusUniversity Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

Explore the main principles of electrical and manufacturing engineering to progress your career in this specialist sector. Engineering needs creative people who can solve problems and use speciailist skills to find solutions. This qualification will help you to further develop your skills and personal qualitities in specialist areas such as CAD, manufacturing processes and materials.

HNC Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent, or extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in your work sector.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory
HE2300.00You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory

You will learn through a variety of methods including classroom teaching, craft workshop activity, directed work with other students, directed private study, directed study in the Learning Resources Centre. Assessment methods could include written assignm

The course is designed for those already working in a relevant engineering role.

4 core units - Engineering Science (L4), Analytical Methods for Engineers (L4), Manufacturing Planning and scheduling Principles (L5), Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (L5). Specialist units - Business Management Techniques for Engineers (L4)

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What’s next?

You could progress to a top-up degree in a related subject area, to achieve a full honours degree.

Careers

Design and development engineers

Design and development engineers conceive engineering designs from product ideas or requirements in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.

Medium Salary

£ 43950

3049 people employed as Design and development engineers in the current year.

Production and process engineers

Production and process engineers advise on and direct technical aspects of production programmes to ensure cost-effectiveness and efficiency. This unit group incorporates: planning and quality control engineers who plan production schedules, work sequences, and manufacturing and processing procedures to ensure accuracy, quality and reliability; and chemical engineers who undertake research on commercial scale chemical processes and processed products, design and provide specifications and direct the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of chemical plants and control systems.

Medium Salary

£ 42806

1772 people employed as Production and process engineers in the current year.

Planning, process and production technicians

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions to assist production, process and planning engineers with production programmes and schedules and with manufacturing and processing procedures in order to ensure accuracy, cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

Medium Salary

£ 28724

1255 people employed as Planning, process and production technicians in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.