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HNC Engineering (Mechanical) course code: 0106p29-1 start dates: September 2010 course length: 2 Years location: Worcester College of Technology day/time: TBC first year fee: ?TBC you may also be interested in: HNC Manufacturing or Electrical/ Electronic Engineering or Foundation Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering course content Year 1- This is the first year of a higher level course where your existing knowledge is built upon. The modules studied give you a sound knowledge base for Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, both for technician roles and for further study up to Degree level. Engineers use mathematics to solve problems and to draw conclusions about a huge variety of applications. The Analytical Methods module gives you the mathematical skills necessary to carry out these analyses. Engineering Design looks at the processes involved in trying to ensure a successful launch of a new product or the development of an existing one. Engineering Science gives you the basic principles of both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Such topics as Newtons Laws, Strength of Materials, AC and DC power are studied giving a basis for further study All Engineers of whatever discipline need a sound knowledge of engineering materials and their possible uses. The Materials module gives an in-depth discussion of the topic which enable the technician to choose the right material for the job and as a grounding for further study. All Engineering Companies need to make profits and as engineers we are able to contribute by ensuring our activities conform to sound business practices.The Business Management Techniques helps with this understanding. Successful completion of the first year allows progression on to the second year where this knowledge base will be expanded and developed. Year 2- This is the second and final year of the course and the subjects studied expand on the knowledge base developed in Year 1. CAD/CAM looks at the use of Computer Aided Design in the design and manufacture of components and products. You will learn how to draw using CAD and how to translate these into made parts using Computer Aided Manufacturing software. Mechanical Principles takes the mechanical principles learned in Science and deepens the analysis of mechanical systems such as structures and moving devices. All business need to ensure they supply a quality product. However this means different things to different people. The Quality Assurance and Management module discusses why this is important and how to achieve the desired result. Many devices contain fluid power devices in order to achieve the movement required, e.g. JCBs. Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics looks at the theory behind these devices, how they work and involves practical exercises in building circuits to achieve a solution. The final module takes place during the whole of the second year and it requires you to undertake a Project. This leads you through the process of economic selection of a problem to solve, the planning and implementation of the solution and the evaluation of it to see whether the process can be improved. your tutor Malcolm Colledge A graduate Mechanical Engineer with with business qualifications and over 23 years industrial experience prior to entering teaching. assessment Each module is seperately assessed using a combination of assignments and practical coursework. Some modules require numerical questions to be answered and some you will need to research and produce a piece written work. career opportunities Engineering is still a valuable part of the wealth creation of the UK and as such there are many companies stiil needing good, well qualified Engineers at all levels. Producing high quality, high added value items is still a large part of our economy and in the long term engineering skills will be important. progression With an HNC you can progress to a Foundation Degree in one year part time or go on to Unive

HNC Engineering (Mechanical) course code: 0106p29-1 start dates: September 2010 course length: 2 Years location: Worcester College of Technology day/time: TBC first year fee: ?TBC you may also be interested in: HNC Manufacturing or Electrical/ Electronic Engineering or Foundation Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering course content Year 1- This is the first...

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