Manufacturing Engineering (120 credits)

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Qualification type: Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Level: Level 4
Awarding body TU
Academic year: 2017/2018
Start date September 2017
Duration 60 weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

This course provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through
employment or further education at degree level.

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge required as a technician in a manufacturing engineering environment.


Course subject to viable numbers.

Entry requirements
  • Engineering related Level 3 BTEC Diploma or Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A Level qualification in mathematics or science.
  • For mature students with appropriate work experience a ' bridging' programme in mathematics may be required.
How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please complete the Teesside University Online Application Form. Once your application has been received you will receive an acknowledgement from Teesside University. Following this you will be contacted by either the course tutor or the Admissions Department at Darlington College with regards an interview.

Studying and learning

This course is delivered using a combination of practical sessions, lectures and tutorials. You will be required to complement your college based learning with self-study. The course requires you to complete the study of 10 modules for the award of Higher National Certificate. Industry standard software will be used for CAD/CAM applications. Electronic resources will be available on LearningZone.

Four core units:

  • Engineering science
  • Analytical methods for engineers
  • Project
  • Planning and scheduling principles

Plus specialist units chosen to cover a range of disciplines:

  • Manufacturing processes
  • Materials engineering
  • Advanced manufacturing technologies
  • Business management techniques
  • Engineering design
How will I be assessed

A range of integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests are planned throughout the year. All units are assessed and graded, either internally or externally.

What next

This qualification allows progression onto degree level programmes or a Higher National Diploma. You could choose to progress on to the HND Level 5 and then onto a BEng Tech (Hons) Degree which is the final year of the degree.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Darlington College.

Course fee is paid directly to Teesside. Full details of course fees are available from Teesside University. The finance department can be reached on 01642 342172.

All fees are per year.

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your course. Study now, pay when you are earning. See
for more details.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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