BTEC HNC Engineering - Unit 3: Engineering Science Level 4

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Personal Learning Accounts



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Crosskeys Campus


Engineering and Manufacturing

Start Date

Courses starting from
01 August 2021



In a nutshell

A Personal Learning Account is a new initiative from the Welsh Government. The initiative will offer people the chance to access free, part-time courses that offer flexible and convenient learning around their existing lifestyle.

Engineering is a discipline that uses scientific theory to design, develop or maintain structures, machines, systems, and processes. Engineers are therefore required to have a broad knowledge of the science that is applicable to the industry around them.

This unit introduces students to the fundamental laws and applications of the physical sciences within engineering and how to apply this knowledge to find solutions to a variety of engineering problems.

Among the topics included in this unit are: international system of units, interpreting data, static and dynamic forces, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, material properties and failure, and A.C./D.C. circuit theories.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to interpret and present qualitative and quantitative data using computer software, calculate unknown parameters within mechanical systems, explain a variety of material properties and use electromagnetic theory in an applied context.

This course is for...

... anyone aged 19 +, living in Wales, employed, and earning less than £29,534 per year

... anyone that would like to improve your Science skills at Level 4

... anyone who would like to complete a HNC in Engineering

... anyone with a keen interest in Science

Course content

On this course you will:

  • Examine scientific data using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Determine parameters within mechanical engineering systems.
  • Explore the characteristics and properties of engineering materials.
  • Analyse applications of A.C./D.C. circuit theorems, electromagnetic principles and properties.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of a Level 3 Technical qualification e.g. BTEC L3 in Engineering which contains Maths units, or relevant A Levels including Maths. Relevant industry experience will also be considered alongside an entrance assessment for mature learners.

Additional information

After completing this Unit you can progress to the full HNC in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

Crosskeys Campus

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All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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