Level: 4
Awarding Body: Pearsons (BTEC)


The HNC in Manufacturing Engineering is a two-year part time programme on which students will be required to attend swdt for one day per week. 

The modules studied will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of manufacturing engineering, its systems and principles.

Within this programme, students have the opportunity to study two additional modules, enabling the HND in manufacturing engineering to be achieved in one year rather than two.

All students will carry out practical work in the fully equipped Mechanical labs and engineering workshops. These sessions provide the opportunity to work on industrial standard equipment, to learn engineering skills including; Materials testing, Advanced Manufacturing Technology and lean manufacturing techniques.


Studying and learning:

Teaching and learning is achieved by using a range of methods including taught classes, tutorials, and practical sessions. The modules undertaken on this programme will include:

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science
  • Advanced CAD
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Design
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Project
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Engineering Materials
  • Quality & Business Improvement 


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through; written assignments, phase tests and practical assessments.

What next?


Students have the opportunity to progress to a one year L5 HND Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering, with further progress to a top-up Degree in engineering (subject to achieved grades). This course also provides opportunities for employment in manufacturing engineering industries, for example; Manufacturing Engineering operatives, Planner/schedulers, Materials and Logistics and Production Engineers.


Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSE’s at A*-C level, which include English and Maths.

  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma, A-Level qualifications in maths or science.

  • For mature students with appropriate work experience a ' bridging' programme in engineering principles and mathematics may be required.

  • Entry will also be subject a satisfactory interview.


Course Cost

Course Fee:

£4500 (split over two years)

Registration fee:


Course Duration


Part-time (1 day per week, 08:30 – 17:30)


2 years


September 2017