HND in Operations Engineering (Top Up)
If you want to further your HNC Engineering studies this could be the course for you! The Higher National Diploma in Operations Engineering is a taught programme of academic study and is suited to students continuing from their HNC in Operations Engineering. The purpose of the qualification is to equip students with the knowledge necessary to develop their careers to engineer level employment. Students may wish to continue from the HND qualification to university to top-up to a degree level qualification.
The course will be delivered by a blend of experienced staff that have a wide and extensive range of qualifications and vocational knowledge. All staff have industrial experience in their chosen focus of study and complete frequent scholarly activities to update their knowledge and skills. This breadth and depth of module specific knowledge and experience allows the team to introduce the modules using innovative approaches and vocational context in the classroom which emulates with work based learners.
Part-time classroom based delivery from 08.45 to 17.30 one day per week (day to be confirmed). In addition to this you are expected to complete an average of 3 hours independant study per week.
HNC in a relevant Engineering discipline.
You will study a selection of the following modules according to staff availability and student preference. Modules may be subject to change.
This module provides students with the opportunity to assess and develop their transferable skills including
communication, team and leadership dynamics.
––Design for Manufacture
This module will investigate the processes involved in analysing a product design and preparing for its manufacture.
–– Industrial Robot Technology
Industrial robots are used in a variety of production applications. This module will provide students
with a greater understanding of the various elements of Industrial robotics including control and intelligence, end effecters and system errors.
––Further Analytical Methods for Engineers
This is a deeper mathematics based module usually undertaken by students wishing to further their studies on completion of the HND (e.g. Top-up to degree level).
This module will provide an understanding of electrical and electronic principles used in a range of engineering careers and provides the basis for further study of more specialist areas of electrical/electronic engineering.
This module will develop the understanding of an extended range of mechanical principles that underpin the design and operation of mechanical engineering systems.
––Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling Principles
The aim of this module is develop an understanding of the methods and techniques used in process planning and scheduling and will enable them to plan and schedule a manufacturing activity.
––Quality and Business Improvement
The aim of this module is to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and applications of quality management.
The principle focus of this module is to establish and develop an energy audit in the context of a plant engineering environment.
How will I be assessed?
A range of assessment techniques which may include; written assignments, examinations, work-based projects and verbal presentations.