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Bradford College

Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering

Study Level
No formal qualification
Course Type
Higher Education
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


The Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering lays the foundation of learning by providing a introduction to the engineering sector as well as a focused introduction to manufacturing engineering.

You will develop a wide range of scientific and engineering knowledge linked to practical skills obtained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

  Key Info

You will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of manufacturing engineering and be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as in general skills and qualities relevant to these key areas of engineering.

  Qualification Gained: Edexcel BTEC Higher National Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering for England

Year 1:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Production Engineering for Manufacture
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)

Year 2:

  • Quality and Process Improvement
  • Industry 4.0
  • Industrial Robots

A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering and a minimum of 80 UCAS points. GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade 4 minimum or equivalent.


A minimum of 80 UCAS points including at least one Level 3 qualification in Maths, Physics or Computer Science. GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade 4 minimum or equivalent.


An Access to Higher Education Certificate in an Engineering discipline awarded by an approved Further Education institution.

Assessments may include elements of:

  • practical assessments
  • portfolios of evidence
  • ‘in class’ tests
  • lab work
  • case studies
  • reflective activities where you look back over your experiences, analyse them with the assistance of relevant theory and reflective tools, and learn from the experience;
  • online discussions that you have had with your peers, tutors and invited contributors to the programme;
  • oral and written reports;
  • journals, blogs and log books;
  • plans (e.g., action plans, plans for your group activities);
  • presentations

All written work related to assessments will be submitted via Turnitin to ensure
authentication of students’ work

Although this course does not directly offer work experience, there are opportunities for you to undertake a work placement or work experience during your time studying on this course.

Successful completion of the programme can lead to an HND in Manufacturing Engineering. The programme is designed to support career progression for anyone working in Engineering or for those who would like to develop their knowledge and skills and pursue a career in this field.

The School of Engineering plans a range of visits to conferences, seminars and
events including visits to:

  • Produmax
  • Don Whitley Scientific

Through these trips, students relate theory to practice, have an opportunity to experience organisations in action.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.