In order to meet changing customer expectations and gain competitive advantage, focus needs to be applied to developing smart factories and advanced manufacturing technologies. Manufacturing organisations will seek integration between manufacturing technology, high performance computing, the internet, and the product at all stages of its life cycle. This course will prepare you to develop your career in a world of industry 4.0 and a society increasingly impacted by the integration of cyber-physical systems and “the internet of things”. 

You will study the following modules 

Engineering Mathematics
Mathematical analytical skills are critical to your future career as an Engineer and this module will enable you to acquire a deeper understanding of how these skills will be applied in a range of engineering applications. We will support you in acquiring competence and confidence in carrying out mathematical calculations applied to an Engineering context. 

Work Based Project
Engineering is the process of applying scientific theory to real-world problems. This module is designed to provide you with the opportunity to do this by conducting a self-managed work-based project. The project should reflect theory and practice drawn from the options being undertaken by you and should also reflect your particular interests, along with those of an employer if you are sponsored. The completed project should reflect your ability to plan, execute and present the findings from an endeavour of your own choosing. 

Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Design Process
You will be introduced to manual engineering drawing practice before progressing to the use of a computer aided design (CAD) package for modelling, assembly and automatic drawing generation of the product. Key areas of learning will include Stages of Design Process, Solid, Surface and Wireframe Modelling, Engineering Drawing, Model development and its Assembly using a latest industry standard based 3D CAD software.  

Manufacturing Principles
This module helps you to develop an awareness of the factors affecting the selection of materials and processes used in manufacturing a product. You will investigate and compare different materials and understand manufacturing processes through material testing in a workshop/laboratory environment. You will then work on a group design and build project to test your skills and knowledge. 

Engineering Principles
This module will introduce the key concepts of mechanics, fluids, electrical principles and heat transfer to prepare you for more in-depth applications on the course. There is a strong emphasis on practical work, including experiments involving both mechanical and electrical systems. 

Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
This module aims to give an understanding of CAM through Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine principles and function, manual programming techniques. You will learn about the hardware and software essential to various CAM systems as well as considerations of quality control in CAM systems. 


Awarding Body
This HNC is Awarded through the South Coast Insitute of Technology in partnership with Solent University, Southampton.

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