North Highland College UHI

Full Time Engineering Systems Higher National Certificate And Diploma

North Highland College UHI
In Caithness

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Typology HNC
Location Caithness (Scotland)
Duration 1 Year
  • HNC
  • Caithness (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

A newly-designed course, available full or part time

Facilities (1)
Where and when

Location

Starts

Caithness (Highlands and Islands)
Main Centre, Ormlie Road, Thurso, KW14 7EE

Starts

On request

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· Requirements

You should have: One Higher from physics, technological studies, mechatronics or mathematics and at least 3 Standard grades 1-2 or Intermediate 2 passes including mathematics, physics or technological studies and English, or a National Certificate in Engineering or equivalent qualifications or experience.

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Course programme

ENGINEERING SYSTEMS Higher National Certificate and Diploma
Qualification Higher National Certificate Engineering Systems

SCQF level : 7/8

Availability
  • Thurso
  • Evening class
  • Flexible learning
Start Annually in September for full time attendance.

Duration One academic year full time; longer if studied part-time or by flexible study

Career HND Engineering Systems, then BSc then

Curriculum areas
Engineering / electrical

Course summary A newly-designed course, available full or part time

Course description The HNC Engineering Systems is a new multi-disciplinary award which has been developed by SQA under its new HN design principles. The main purpose is to produce a flexible qualification based on a theme which could be regarded as common to all areas of engineering; hence the theme of Engineering Systems. The award comprises a core set of units which focus strongly on an engineering systems approach, with equal emphasis being given to mechanical and electrical engineering. In addition, there is also an optional section where students can select the "traditional" mechanical/electrical engineering disciplines to meet their local employer needs.

Who can join?
You should have: One Higher from physics, technological studies, mechatronics or mathematics and at least 3 Standard grades 1-2 or Intermediate 2 passes including mathematics, physics or technological studies and English, or a National Certificate in Engineering or equivalent qualifications or experience.

How do I attend?
You will attend this course full time over one academic year or part time on a flexible study basis over a longer period. Note that it is possible to study this course as part of our evening class provision, which may include some twilight and/or evening sessions.

What will I study?
This programme introduces electrical and mechanical technology through the understanding of various systems used by the engineering industry. Simple and complex systems used throughout the world of engineering are exploited as a theme for teaching and learning. The course integrates the basi cprinciples of materials, energy, electricity and dynamics in real engineering situations, so students can learn how tghings work in a more interesting way.

There are a number of core units which must be studied: Maths for engineers 1; Principles of engineering systems; Engineering communication; Engineering measurement and systems monitoring.

In addition, the units in Mechanical engineering are: CAD; Statics & SOM; Dynamics; Thermofluids; Pneumatics & hydraulics.

The units in Electrical engineering are: Single phase AC; Three phase systems; Combinational logic; Application of PLCs; Power electronics.

The HND course content includes mandatory study units and optional study units, allowing you to concentrate on the mechanical or the electrical/electronic discipline. Note also that the Graded Unit Examination and Project, which are common to all HND engineering systems awards, must be completed to achieve the full award.

What could I do next?
Having successfully competed the HNC, you could progress on to a more advanced course such as HND Engineering Systems. You could then move on to the BSc course available at The NHC-Thurso, see separate entries. You may gain employment in the engineering industry or if you are already in employment this course may enhance your career prospects.

How do I join?
If you need more information before completing the form, contact Admissions.

Course Fees for Part Time Students

The units which count towards this qualification are available on an individual basis, making it possible for part time students to gather sufficient units to achieve the award, albeit over a longer period.

You may not have to pay any fees for these units if you qualify for a fee waiver, for instance if you are eligible for certain benefits. See the college's Fee Waiver Policy in the resources area of the website.

It is possible to use a current Individual Learning Account (ILA200) to pay for these units as you come to study them.

Part time students may also possible qualify for the ILA500, which is a £500 grant for students studying HNC, HND, Degree and taught Postgraduate courses. You must study units totally 40 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF) credits or more a year.


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