Certificate HE Mechanical Engineering

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Duration Full-time, 1 Year, Part-time, 2 Years
Start date September
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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The programme aims to develop the student’s general professional & specialist knowledge and understanding of, & competency in:

  • Professional values.
  • Communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Engineering practice & decision making.
  • Leadership, management & teamworking.

 

Use will be made of the college engineering laboratories & the project/technology centre, supported by a virtual reality suite that can provide students with a real time immersed experience of mechanical models.

Course delivery is on a day-release basis providing an opportunity to undertake enhanced practical activities supporting technical theoretical delivery methods & embedding theoretical knowledge through experience, observation & reflection.

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The Higher National Certificate meets the immediate demand for Technicians in key skill shortage areas, as identified within the Government Skills Strategy paper. Technical skills at level 4 are in short supply and the paper identifies key shortages in, and requirements for:

  • Mechanical Maintenance Technicians
  • Mechanical Design Technicians
  • Operations Technicians
  • Maintenance Team Managers
  • Engineering Project Technicians

The programme addresses some of the technical skill requirements for projects within the operation, maintenance and commissioning of new systems and plants and technology. All of these projects require infrastructure development and general mechanical design work.

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