Engineering for England

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The Level 4 units lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to the engineering sector as well as a focused introduction to latest advancements in engineering. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for more specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.
Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and in the workplace. By the end of Level 4 study, students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of engineering. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as in general skills and qualities relevant to these key areas of engineering.

  • Openshaw Campus
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2024

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Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are UCEN Manchester alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

• Other related level 3 qualifications

• A-Levels which demonstrate strong performance in a relevant subject

• An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution

• T-Level or BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering

• GCSE English Language and Mathematics A* to C or 9 to 4 (or equivalent)

• 48 UCAS points

Student to attend an interview and assessment to determine their suitability and capability. Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Unit 4001: Engineering Design ( credits)

Unit 4002: Engineering Maths ( credits)

Unit 4004: Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set) ( credits)

Unit 4006: Mechatronics ( credits)

Unit 4008: Mechanical Principles ( credits)

Unit 4014: Production Engineering for Manufacture ( credits)

Unit 4017: Quality and Process Improvement ( credits)

Unit 4020: Digital Principles ( credits)

Assessments are carried out via assignments that will take on different forms depending on the unit you will be studying. These will include written reports, essays, research, portfolios and presentations.

All the books required for the course are available from the library. However, you may choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop which is highly recommended. Estimated costs for a laptop/desktop are £300. Materials are provided online, and assignments are submitted electronically. However, you might also wish to print other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.