About the HNC Engineering (Mechatronics Pathway) programme
The programme evaluates the underpinning areas of engineering, processes, systems and technology with an emphasis on mechatronics, including various branches of science and mathematics.
It is designed to provide students who are seeking to further their career in a range of mechatronics systems or robotics industries. The HNC provides students who have completed a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in an Engineering discipline with a thorough understanding of eight further engineering subjects.
Students will normally hold a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering discipline.
What you will learn
Unit 1: Engineering Design
Unit 2: Engineering Maths
Unit 3: Engineering Science
Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project
Unit 6: Mechatronics
Unit 15: Automation, Robotics and PLC’s
Unit 8: Mechanical Principles
Unit 19: Electrical & Electronic Principles
Learning & Teaching Methods
Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential. A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, workshops, student led seminars and practical sessions. There may be opportunities to integrate a work-based or placement opportunity. Students will be visited in the workplace by a member of Institute staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer / mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market.
Upon successful completion of this qualification graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in the Engineering sector. Engineering careers can begin with work opportunities with small to medium enterprise organisations (those with less than 250 employees) or with national and multi-national organisations. Many also go onto self-employment which is usually not possible until a graduate has several years’ experience. Others will go on to work for large organisations which may comprise roles in engineering management; engineering operations, maintenance and servicing, project management, design engineering, planning or working on large infrastructure projects linked to the engineering and construction industries.
Further study at level 5: Higher National Diploma in General Engineering (Mechatronics pathway) at The Grimsby Institute, employment in industry as an Engineer or to continue studies at another University.