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HNC Mechanical Engineering (SQA) G840 15


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The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Mechanical Engineering by flexible open / distance learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment in traditional mechanical industries.

Mandatory (9 credits required):

  • Communication: Practical Skills {Course Code D77G 34 – 1 credit}
  • Mathematics for Engineering 1: (Mechanical and Manufacturing) {Course Code DT5X 33 – 1 credit}
  • Quality Management: An Introduction {Course Code DT8Y 34 – 1 credit}
  • Engineering Principles {Course Code DR3L 34 – 1 credit}
  • Materials Selection {Course Code DT46 34 – 1 credit}
  • Statics and Strength of Materials {Course Code DR1T 34 – 1 credit}
  • Dynamics {Course Code DT9T 34 – 1 credit}
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics {Course Code DT9X 34 – 1 credit}
  • Thermofluids {Course Code DT9P 34 – 1 credit}

Optional Units (2.0 credits required):

  • Fundamentals of Control Systems and Transducers {Course Code – DN3Y 34 – 1 credit}
  • Mathematics for Engineering 2 {Course code DG4L 34 – 1 credit)

* Other subjects to follow

Graded Unit (1.0 credit)

  • Mechanical Engineering Graded Unit 1 Examination {Course code DV11 34 – 1 credit}

More specific details of module content of the HNC Mechanical Engineering by distance learning.

Enrolment is usually at any time throughout the year.  Minimum entrance qualifications is a ONC, OND, C&G qualifications, apprenticeship in a related field.

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HNC Electrical Engineering (SQA) G7TA 15


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The HNC, Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering by flexible open / distance learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment in traditional electrical industries. Why not download a HNC Electrical Engineering information pack.

Mandatory (9 credits required):

  • Communication: Practical Skills {Course Code D77G 34 – 1 credit}
  • Mathematics for Engineering 1: (Electronics and Electrical) {Course Code DG4H 33 – 1 credit}
  • Three Phase Systems {Course Code DN47 34 – 1 credit}
  • Electricity Power Systems (Course Code DN3W 34 – 1 credit}
  • Electrical Machine Principles Course Code DN4J 34 – 2 credits}
  • Electrical Safety {Course Code DN4L 34 – 1 credit}
  • Single Phase A.C. Circuits {Course Code DG54 34 – 1 credit)
  • Application of Electrical & Electronic Instruments {Course Code DN48 33 – 1 credit}

Optional Units (2.0 credits required):

  • Electrical Networks and Resonance {Course Code – DG3G 34 – 1 credit}
  • Mathematics for Engineering 2 {Course code DG4L 34 – 1 credit)
  • Quality Management: An Introduction {Course Code DT8Y 34 – 1 credit}
  • Fundamentals of Control Systems and Transducers {Course Code – DN3Y 34 – 1 credit}

* Other subjects to follow

Graded Unit (1.0 credit)

  • Electrical Engineering Graded Unit 1 Examination {Course code DN3V 34 – 1 credit}

More specific details of module content of the HNC Electrical Engineering by distance learning.

Enrolment is usually at any time throughout the year. Minimum entrance qualifications is a ONC, OND, C&G qualifications, apprenticeship in a related field.

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HNC Engineering Systems Modules(SQA)


A typical HNC in Engineering Systems program by distance learning – Course Contents

HNC – Engineering Systems – G85G 15

Mandatory Units (6 credits required ):

(i) Unit Title: Mathematics for Engineering 1 {Mechanical & Manufacture} (1credit)

Unit code: DT5X 33

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to know, understand and apply algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and solve equations commonly found in engineering. It also provides candidates with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to solve problems involving vectors.  The Unit also allows candidates the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to analyse trigonometric functions and their graphs.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Apply algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and solve equations commonly found in engineering.
  • Solve problems using vectors in two dimensions.
  • Analyse trigonometric functions and their graphs.

(ii) Unit Title: Principles of Engineering Systems (2 credits)

Unit code: DV9R 34

This Unit has been designed to provide candidates with a broad knowledge and understanding of a systems approach to the analysis of engineering processes and systems. In this approach equal weighting is given to mechanical and electrical engineering quantities. Candidates will represent electrical, mechanical and electromechanical systems in block diagram format. They will also identify and compare mechanical and electrical quantities found typically in engineering systems. They will calculate typical forms of energy found in an engineering system and undertake an energy audit on a practical engineering system.

Candidates will also investigate the properties of materials used in engineering systems and draw typical engineering system output responses to step and sinusoidal inputs.
On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

1 Represent engineering systems in block diagram format.
2 Describe mechanical engineering quantities used in engineering systems.
3 Describe electrical engineering quantities used in engineering systems.
4 Calculate different forms of energy in engineering systems.
5 Compare mechanical and electrical quantities.
6 Undertake an energy and power audit on an engineering system.
7 Investigate the properties of materials used in engineering systems.
8 Draw typical engineering system, and sub-system, responses.

(iv) Unit Title: Engineering Communication (1 credit)

Unit code: DV9N 34

This Unit has been designed to develop candidates’ knowledge, understanding and skills in communicating and analysing engineering information. Candidates will have opportunities to develop their skills in sketching engineering components and system layouts using appropriate standards and conventions. They will also develop knowledge, understanding and skills in simulating engineering systems, and sub-systems, using appropriate software.

Candidates will also be provided with opportunities to develop oral communication skills by presenting orally information on the analysis and evaluation of an engineering system or subsystems.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

1 Sketch engineering components and system layouts using appropriate standards and conventions.
2 Simulate, using appropriate software, engineering systems or sub-systems.
3 Communicate the analysis and evaluation of an engineering system or subsystem.

 (v) Unit Title: Engineering Measurement and System Monitoring (1 credit)

Unit code: DV9P 34

This Unit has been designed to introduce candidates to the measurement of electrical and mechanical quantities. Candidates will also be provided with opportunities to develop a knowledge and understanding of the principles of operation and applications of a range of electrical and mechanical transducers. They will also have opportunities to learn about typical responses produced by engineering systems subject to step external disturbances and the actions required to be taken to restore normal system operation following a disturbance.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

1 Verify by measurement a range of electrical and mechanical quantities.
2 Explain the principle of operation and application of sensors/transducers used in engineering systems.
3 Analyse engineering system responses and corrective.

Optional Units (6.0 credits required):

Single Phase A.C. Circuits (1 credit)

Unit code: DG54 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding and apply basic electrical concepts and theorems to the solution of simple electrical problems.

The Unit also provides candidates with the opportunity to examine first order transient responses as found in R – L and R – C series circuits.

The Unit also allows candidates the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to solve single-phase a.c. circuit problems using complex notation.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Solve problems involving basic electrical concepts and theorems
  • Solve single-phase a.c. circuit problems using complex notation.

Unit Title: Three Phase Systems (1 credit)

Unit code: DN47 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to know and understand the principles of three phase systems. It provides candidates with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to describe the production and characteristics of a three phase supply. It also provides candidates with the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to determine voltages and currents in both balanced and unbalanced three phase loads.

The Unit also allows candidates the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to calculate different types of power in three phase loads and also to describe the techniques used to measure active power in three phase systems.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Describe the production and characteristics of a three phase supply.
  • Analyse the response of balanced star and delta connected loads supplied by symmetrical three phase supplies.
  • Analyse the response of unbalanced star and delta connected loads supplied by three and four wire symmetrical three phase supplies.
  • Analyse power in three phase loads.

Unit Title: Electricity Power Systems (1 credit)

Unit code: DN3W 34

This Unit is designed to provide candidates with knowledge and understanding of electrical power supply systems and the concept of power quality.  Candidates will also be provided with the opportunity to analyse power system faults and explainmethods of improving power system efficiency.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Electricity Supply Systems.
  • Explain power quality.
  • Analyse power system faults.
  • Solve power factor improvement problems. 

Unit Title: Electrical Machine Principles (2 credits)

Unit code: DN4J 34

This Unit has been designed to give candidates a fundamental knowledge and understanding of a range of electrical motors and transformers.

In particular, candidates will study the constructional features, principle of operation, performance characteristics and applications of dc motors, single phase motors, three phase motors, synchronous generators and motors and different types of transformers.

The Unit acts as a good foundation unit for more in depth studies in specialist areas of electrical motors and transformers.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Examine electromagnetic field concepts and circuits.
  • Analyse the construction, operation and characteristics of d.c. motors.
  • Analyse the construction, operation and characteristics of single-phase motors.
  • Describe the construction and operation of a range of transformers.
  • Analyse the construction, operation and characteristics of three-phase induction motors.
  • Analyse the construction, operation and characteristics of synchronous generators and motors.

Unit Title: Electrical Safety (1 credit)

Unit code: DN4L 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and competence related to safe working practices and work permits.  The Unit is intended to raise the candidate’s awareness of health and safety practice and to provide opportunities to demonstrate the operation of permit-to-work systems.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Explain the features of an operational plan for safe working on electrical systems.
  • Explain the features of electrical distribution and the need for protection and isolation for safe working on ‘dead’ systems.
  • Explain the features of a permit-to-work system appropriate to the safe practices of working on an isolated electrical system.
  • Produce permit-to-work documentation for safe working on isolated electrical systems to current standards.

Unit Title: Communication: Practical Skills (1 credit)

Unit code: D77G 34

This Unit is about applying practical communication skills to complex issues in a vocational context.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Respond to written information on a complex vocational issue
  • Produce written information in a prescribed format on a complex vocational issue
  • Contribute to a formal group discussion on a complex vocational issue

Unit Title: Application of Electrical & Electronic Instruments (1 credit)

Unit code: DN48 33

This Unit is designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to develop practical skills in the testing and measurement of electrical circuit properties using a range of analogue and digital instruments.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Understand the function of measuring and test instruments and their effect on the circuits in which they are connected.
  • Use analogue and digital multi-meters safely and effectively to measure the parameters of electrical circuits.
  • Use an oscilloscope safely and effectively to measure waveform parameters in electrical circuits
  • Use appropriate electrical installation test instruments safely and effectively to test electrical circuits.

 

Unit Title: Electrical Networks and Resonance (1 credit)

Unit code: DG3G 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding and apply a range of network theorems to the solution of d.c. and a.c. electrical network problems.

The Unit also allows candidates to undertake a detailed study of series and parallel electronic and electrical passive resonant circuits that includes the calculation of Q – factor and bandwidth and the plotting of impedance – frequency and current – frequency curves for both series and parallel cases.

On completion of this Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Apply network theorems to solve electrical network problems.
  • Solve problems involving resonating passive circuits.

Unit Title: Mathematics for Engineering 2 (1 credit)

Unit code: DG4L 34

This Unit is designed to give candidates knowledge and understanding and an ability to apply differential and integral calculus to Engineering problems.

On completion of this Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Carry out the differentiation and integration of standard functions.
  • Apply differentiation and integration techniques to Engineering problems.

*Other subjects to follow

Graded Unit (1.0 credit)

(xii) Unit Title: Engineering Systems Graded Unit (1 credit)

Unit code: DW11 34

This Graded Unit is designed to provide evidence that the candidate has achieved the following principal aims of the HNC Engineering Systems:

Develop knowledge, understanding and skills in an engineering systems approach to the study of Engineering

Develop candidates’ ability to apply analysis and synthesis skills to the solution of engineering problems

Develop learning and transferable skills (including Core Skills)

Recommended Prior Knowledge and Skills:

 It is recommended that the candidate should have completed or be in the process of completing the following Units relating to these specific aims prior to undertaking this Graded Unit:

  • Communication: Practical Skills
    • Principles of Engineering Systems
    • Engineering Communication
    • Engineering Measurement and System Monitoring
    • Mathematics for Engineering 1: Mechanical and Manufacturing

    Core Skills: There are no Core Skills embedded in this Graded Unit specification.

    Assessment: This examination-based Graded Unit is Engineering.  It will consist of a written examination of three hours.

    Note:

    It should also be said that each of these HN modules are stand alone courses and are all achievements in their own merit.  They are also often used for CPD (continuous professional development) to assist career progression.

    If a student fails an end of unit test there is the opportunity for a resit at a later date.  If a student falls short of a PASS by a few marks.  The supportive exercises are then used as further evidence of the students work and the A-1 tutor can award a PASS in this instance based on academic judgement.

HNC Manufacturing Modules(SQA)




A typical HNC in Manufacturing Engineering program by Distance learning – Course Contents

HNC – Manufacturing Engineering – G0EY 15

Mandatory Units ( 9 credits required ):

(i) Unit Title: Mathematics for Engineering 1 {Mechanical & Manufacture} (1credit)

Unit code: DT5X 33

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to know, understand and apply algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and solve equations commonly found in engineering. It also provides candidates with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to solve problems involving vectors.  The Unit also allows candidates the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to analyse trigonometric functions and their graphs.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Apply algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and solve equations commonly found in engineering.
  • Solve problems using vectors in two dimensions.
  • Analyse trigonometric functions and their graphs.

(ii) Unit Title: Quality Management: An Introduction (1 credit)

Unit code: DT8Y 34

This Unit is designed to allow candidates to explain and distinguish between different Quality approaches. The Unit also provides candidates with opportunities to examine different quality control techniques and analyse quality costs. The Unit has been written with a view to providing candidates with an overview of Quality as applied in the context of the candidate’s working environment.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental principles of Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Explain the stages to be met in the process of achieving ISO 9001.
  • Select and apply quality improvement tools and techniques.

(iii) Unit Title: Engineering Principles (1 credit)

Unit code: DR3L 34

This Unit is to provide candidates with an opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in basic mechanical engineering principles.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of statics and strength of materials.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of dynamics.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of thermofluids.

(iv) Unit Title: Materials Selection (1 credit)

Unit code: DT46 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding of material properties and testing and to apply basic material selection concepts for a range of components.  The Unit also provides candidates with the opportunity to examine materials and components with the aim of establishing basic properties.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Identify basic properties for a range of materials.
  • Outline the structure of a range of materials.
  • Select suitable materials for a range of products.

(v) Unit Title: Economics of Manufacture (1 credit)

Unit code: DT5R 34

This Unit is designed to provide candidates with opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of the different categories of costs that operate in a manufacturing organisation.  Candidates will also be involved in calculating these costs and in applying breakeven analysis within a manufacturing costing context.  Candidates will also have an opportunity to evaluate the viability of a project using the financial appraisal techniques developed in the Unit.

This Unit has been developed for candidates working towards being Manufacturing Technicians and Incorporated Engineers plus others who have an interest in the economics of manufacturing in organisations.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Identify categories of costs within a manufacturing organisation.
  •  Calculate costs from given data.
  •  Apply the principles of breakeven analysis.
  • Evaluate project viability using financial appraisal techniques.

(vi) Unit Title: Process and Equipment Selection (2 credits)

Unit code: DT62 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to enhance their knowledge and skills as manufacturing planners by relating a number of manufacturing Units, selection processes and methods for specified products.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Review and categorise manufacturing/process equipment.
  •  Plan the sequence of manufacturing operations and determine estimate times.
  •  Record,  analyse and determine set up times.
  •  Prepare a justification for new/different equipment/processes.

(viii) Unit Title: Engineering Drawing (1 credit)

Unit code: DR1W 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to gain knowledge of current standards relating to the reading and production of engineering drawings and to apply draughting principles and communication techniques to component and assembly drawings to enable the manufacture of an engineering product.  The examples used can be based on the candidate’s chosen area of engineering discipline.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Interpret engineering drawings and modifications.
  • Create two-dimensional engineering drawings from which manufacture and/or      assembly will be possible.
  • Prepare a parts list and add instructions for manufacture and/or assembly.

(viiii) Unit Title: Communication: Practical Skills (1 credit)

Unit code: D77G 34

This Unit is about applying practical communication skills to complex issues in a vocational context.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Respond to written information on a complex vocational issue
  • Produce written information in a prescribed format on a complex vocational issue
  • Contribute to a formal group discussion on a complex vocational issue

Optional Units (2.0 credits required):

(x) Unit Title: Fundamentals of Control Systems and Transducers (1 credit)

Unit code: DN3Y 34

This Unit is designed to provide candidates with a fundamental knowledge of control systems and their components. It allows candidates to study the structure and general behaviour of different types of control systems including open and closed loop types. This Unit also enables candidates to develop the knowledge and skills to allow them to understand the operation and application of a range of transducer devices. Candidates are provided with the opportunity to construct circuits and systems that incorporate transducers. This Unit acts as a good foundation Unit for more in depth studies in the specialist area of control systems behaviour.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Explain control system elements and signals.
  • Explain the operation and application of a range of transducers used in control systems.
  • Describe the structure and behaviour of control systems.
  • Demonstrate the application of transducers in control systems.

(xi) Unit Title: Mathematics for Engineering 2 (1 credit)

Unit code: DG4L 34

This Unit is designed to give candidates knowledge and understanding and an ability to apply differential and integral calculus to Engineering problems.

On completion of this Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Carry out the differentiation and integration of standard functions.
  • Apply differentiation and integration techniques to Engineering problems.

* Other subjects to follow

Graded Unit (1.0 credit)

(xii) Unit Title: Manufacturing Engineering Graded Unit (1 credit)

Unit code: DV13 34

This Graded Unit is designed to provide evidence that the candidate has achieved the following principal aims of the HNC Manufacturing Engineering.

  • develop knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of core principles and      technologies by undertaking Units in engineering drawing, quality systems,      engineering principles, materials selection, economics of manufacture,      process and equipment selection and engineering measurement
  • develop candidates’ ability to apply analysis and synthesis skills to the solution      of manufacturing engineering problems
  • develop learning and transferable skills (including Core Skills)

Recommended Prior Knowledge and Skills: It is recommended that the candidate should have completed, or be in the process of completing, the following Units relating to these specific aims prior to undertaking this Graded Unit:

  • Engineering  Drawing
  • Quality Management: An Introduction
  • Engineering Principles
  • Materials Selection
  • Economics of Manufacture
  • Process and Equipment Selection

It will consist of a written examination of three hours duration.

Note:

It should also be said that each of these HN modules are stand alone courses and are all achievements in their own merit.  They are also often used for CPD (continuous professional development) to assist career progression.

If a student fails an end of unit test there is the opportunity for a resit at a later date.  If a student falls short of a PASS by a few marks.  The supportive exercises are then used as further evidence of the students work and the A-1 tutor can award a PASS in this instance based on academic judgement.



HNC Mechanical Modules (SQA)


A typical HNC in Mechanical Engineering program by Distance Learning – Course Contents

HNC – Mechanical Engineering – G840 15

Mandatory Units ( 9 credits required ):

(i) Unit Title: Mathematics for Engineering 1 {Mechanical & Manufacture} (1credit)

Unit code: DT5X 33

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to know, understand and apply algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and solve equations commonly found in engineering. It also provides candidates with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to solve problems involving vectors.  The Unit also allows candidates the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to analyse trigonometric functions and their graphs.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Apply algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and solve equations commonly found in engineering.
  • Solve problems using vectors in two dimensions.
  • Analyse trigonometric functions and their graphs.

(ii) Unit Title: Quality Management: An Introduction (1 credit)

Unit code: DT8Y 34

This Unit is designed to allow candidates to explain and distinguish between different Quality approaches. The Unit also provides candidates with opportunities to examine different quality control techniques and analyse quality costs. The Unit has been written with a view to providing candidates with an overview of Quality as applied in the context of the candidate’s working environment.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental principles of Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Explain the stages to be met in the process of achieving ISO 9001.
  • Select and apply quality improvement tools and techniques.

(iii) Unit Title: Engineering Principles (1 credit)

Unit code: DR3L 34

This Unit is to provide candidates with an opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in basic mechanical engineering principles.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of statics and strength of materials.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of dynamics.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of thermofluids.

(iv) Unit Title: Materials Selection (1 credit)

Unit code: DT46 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding of material properties and testing and to apply basic material selection concepts for a range of components.  The Unit also provides candidates with the opportunity to examine materials and components with the aim of establishing basic properties.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Identify basic properties for a range of materials.
  • Outline the structure of a range of materials.
  • Select suitable materials for a range of products.

(v) Unit Title: Statics and Strength of Materials (1 credit)

Unit code: DR1T 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and laws that relate to statics and material strength.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Solve problems relating to static equilibrium.
  • Solve problems relating to compressive, tensile and shear loading on materials.

(vii) Unit Title: Dynamics (1 credit)

Unit code: DT9T 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding of principles and laws relating to motion.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Solve problems relating to linear and angular motion.
  • Solve problems relating to impulse, conservation of momentum, work, energy and power.

(vii) Unit Title: Thermofluids (1 credit)

Unit code: DT9P 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop the knowledge and understanding required to apply the basic principles of thermofluids to the solution of problems within engineering systems.  The Unit will also provide the candidate with a base from which future advanced work in Mechanical Engineering may be undertaken.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Evaluate properties, changes and energy transfers of state for perfect gases.
  • Evaluate properties, changes and energy transfers of state for vapours.
  • Apply energy, continuity and momentum principles to steady flow processes.

(viii) Unit Title: Communication: Practical Skills (1 credit)

Unit code: D77G 34

This Unit is about applying practical communication skills to complex issues in a vocational context.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Respond to written information on a complex vocational issue
  • Produce written information in a prescribed format on a complex vocational issue
  • Contribute to a formal group discussion on a complex vocational issue

(viiii) Unit Title: Pneumatics and Hydraulics (1 credit)

Unit code: DT9X 34

This Unit has been designed to give candidates a knowledge and understanding of the operation and maintenance requirements of pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Candidates will also be provided with the opportunity to design, assemble and test either a pneumatic or hydraulic system and to develop fault finding skills on a practical or simulated fluid power system containing faults. The Unit is particularly suitable for candidates training to be mechanical technicians or incorporated engineers.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Describe the operational and maintenance requirements of compressed air and hydraulic systems.
  • Design, assemble and test a fluid power and control circuit.
  • Demonstrate faultfinding competence on a fluid power system.

Optional Units (2.0 credits required):

(x) Unit Title: Fundamentals of Control Systems and Transducers (1 credit)

Unit code: DN3Y 34

This Unit is designed to provide candidates with a fundamental knowledge of control systems and their components. It allows candidates to study the structure and general behaviour of different types of control systems including open and closed loop types. This Unit also enables candidates to develop the knowledge and skills to allow them to understand the operation and application of a range of transducer devices. Candidates are provided with the opportunity to construct circuits and systems that incorporate transducers. This Unit acts as a good foundation Unit for more in depth studies in the specialist area of control systems behaviour.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Explain control system elements and signals.
  • Explain the operation and application of a range of transducers used in control systems.
  • Describe the structure and behaviour of control systems.
  • Demonstrate the application of transducers in control systems.

(xi) Unit Title: Mathematics for Engineering 2 (1 credit)

Unit code: DG4L 34

This Unit is designed to give candidates knowledge and understanding and an ability to apply differential and integral calculus to Engineering problems.

On completion of this Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Carry out the differentiation and integration of standard functions.
  • Apply differentiation and integration techniques to Engineering problems.

* Other subjects to follow

Graded Unit (1.0 credit)

(xii) Unit Title: Mechanical Engineering Graded Unit (1 credit)

Unit code: DV11 34

This Graded Unit is designed to provide evidence that the candidate has achieved the following principal aims of the HNC Mechanical Engineering.

  • develop knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of core principles and      technologies by undertaking Units in engineering drawing, quality systems,  engineering principles, materials selection, statics and strength of materials, dynamics, thermofluids and pneumatics and hydraulics
  • develop candidates’ ability to apply analysis and synthesis skills to the solution of mechanical engineering problems
  • develop learning and transferable skills (including Core Skills)

Recommended Prior Knowledge and Skills: It is recommended that the candidate should have completed or be in the process of completing the following Units relating to these specific aims prior to undertaking this Graded Unit:

  • Engineering Drawing
  • Quality Management: An Introduction
  • Engineering Principles
  • Materials Selection
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Dynamics
  • Thermofluids
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics

It will consist of a written examination of three hours duration.

Note:

It should also be said that each of these HN modules are stand alone courses and are all achievements in their own merit.  They are also often used for CPD (continuous professional development) to assist career progression.

If a student fails an end of unit test there is the opportunity for a resit at a later date.  If a student falls short of a PASS by a few marks.  The supportive exercises are then used as further evidence of the students work and the A-1 tutor can award a PASS in this instance based on academic judgement.

HNC Building Services Modules(SQA)

A typical HNC in Building Services Engineering program  by Distance learning – Course Contents

HNC – Building Services Engineering – GD2H 15

Mandatory Units ( 6 credits required ):

(i) Unit Title: Design Principles and Application (1credit)

Unit code: DP12 34

This unit is designed to provide the candidate with a fundamental understanding of the design process and of how the planning and design phases are co-ordinated and managed.

This unit forms the design base for the study programme.  The unit has been devised to enable candidates studying Building Services Engineering programmes to demonstrate both knowledge and understanding of design considerations and the design process.  It is intended that this unit will help candidates develop the ability to apply, analyse and evaluate the design in terms of the production and cost implications for projects.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Differentiate between the planning, design and production phases of the construction process and describe the co-ordination and management of each phase.
  • Analyse the various factors that affect the selection of materials, systems and equipment and evaluate the environmental impact of energy and other constraints on the planning, design and construction processes.
  • Describe the roles, responsibilities and obligations (including liability for health, safety and welfare) of all parties to a construction project.
  • Demonstrate how technology affects the design of a construction.

(ii) Unit Title: Analytical Methods (1 credit)                                                         

Unit code: DP0X 34

This unit provides the candidate with the fundamental mathematical knowledge and analytical techniques needed to successfully complete the core and specialist optional units in this qualification. This unit has been designed to enable candidates to use fundamental mathematical processes in the solution of Building Services Engineering problems.

It is also intended as a base for further study of analytical methods and mathematics needed for candidates progressing to degree qualifications.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Apply analytical methods to the management and production of building services installation processes and operations.
  • Apply analytical methods to surveying, testing and control problems in building services engineering process.
  • Analyse and solve problems using statistics and probability.
  • Apply analytical methods to analyse building services engineering systems and provide appropriate solutions

(iii) Unit Title: Health and Safety in the Building Services Industry (1 credit)

Unit code: DP17 34

This core Unit will introduce the candidate to a wide range of health and safety issues applicable to the Building Services Industry.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Define the main health and safety legislation in the building services sector
  • Explain the main requirements of an effective health and safety policy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of hazard and risk identification in relation to the design and construction of an appropriate installation.
  • Undertake a risk assessment appropriate to  the work area of the candidate.

(iv) Unit Title: Building Services Engineering Science (1 credit)

Unit code: DP11 34

The aim of this unit is to develop candidate understanding of principles and concepts used in a wide range of building services applications and to provide a basis from which the more specialised service applications can be developed.

The unit explores core fundamental principles and formulae of fluid flow, heat transfer, acoustics, electrical quantities and controls systems.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Identify human and environmental factors influencing thermal comfort
  • Analyse and apply basic principles to the flow of heat energy and fluids
  • Analyse and evaluate single phase ac electrical networks
  • Investigate the characteristics, transmission and effects of sound and vibration
  • Identify elements of control systems and their performance.

(v) Unit Title: Building Services Engineering Graded Unit 1 (1 credit)                 

Graded Unit Code: DP0M 34

Type of Graded Unit: Project

Assessment Instrument: Case Study

This Graded Unit is designed to provide evidence that the candidate has achieved the following principal aims of the HNC Building Services:

This Group Award Graded Unit is designed to provide evidence that the candidate has achieved the following principal aims of the HNC Building Services Engineering to:

  • prepare candidates for a range of technical, professional and management careers in Building Services Engineering.
  • provide specialised studies which build upon previous study and experience, and are directly relevant to the individual vocations and professions in which candidates are currently working, or in which they intend to seek employment
  • enable candidates to make an immediate contribution in employment in the building services sector

Generally the Graded Unit aims to;

  •  skills of study, research and analysis
  • ability to define and solve problems
  • transferable skills
  • ability to be flexible and work cooperatively      with others
  • responsibility for own learning
  • planning, organisational and review/evaluation      skills
  • technical skills- broadening and deepening
  • oral, written and pictorial communication skills
  • numerical and ICT skills
  • resource management ability

(vi) Unit Title: Building Services Engineering Project Management (1 credit)

Unit code: DP10 34

This unit is intended to provide a broad knowledge and understanding of management principles and their applications.  This unit is designed to provide an understanding of the application of management techniques to building services business and project management.

The unit has been designed to enable candidates studying higher national programmes to demonstrate both knowledge and understanding of project/contract management.  Candidates will have the opportunity to apply, analyse and evaluate processes of management and to identify opportunities for improvement.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the objectives of project/contract management in terms of cost, quality, performance and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of procedures and processes involved in procuring projects, producing tenders and estimates, and the factors that affect profitability.
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of management structures and relationships involved in project delivery.
  •  Determine and understand what constitutes a contract, standard contracts, rights and obligations, commercial and financial risks.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of project management systems and procedures for forecasting, planning, allocation and control of human, material and financial resources.

Optional Units (6.0 credits required):

(i)   Unit Title: Engineering Mathematics (1 credit)                                           

Unit code: DP13 35

This unit provides the candidate with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of a range of mathematical techniques and will develop his/her understanding of how these techniques can be applied to solve engineering problems.  Candidates will also learn the value of mathematics as a method of communicating results.

The knowledge and skills that candidates acquire in this unit will underpin their study of most other units of the Higher National Programme.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  •  Demonstrate a knowledge of the properties of trigonometric functions
  •  Construct and solve algebraic equations representing engineering problems
  • Use techniques of calculus to determine maximum and minimum values and to calculate areas and volumes
  • Define engineering problems using differential equations and solve these equations using analytical and numerical methods
  •  Analyse problems using probability and statistics.

(ii) Unit Title: Heating A (1 credit)                                                                         

Unit code: DP15 34

The purpose of this unit is to develop candidate understanding of the principles of design, installation, operation and commissioning of heating equipment and installations.

It will provide an opportunity to experience the process of completing heating designs in complex industrial and commercial applications.

It will enable candidates to interpret the heating requirements of a building, develop practical heating schemes for a range of environments and evaluate the effectiveness of alternative schemes.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  •  Evaluate the appropriate heating needs for commercial/industrial buildings
  •  Determine space heating loads and energy requirements for heating schemes
  •  Produce and evaluate designs for heating systems for commercial/industrial buildings
  •  Select appropriate heating plant and energy sources for space heating and hot water generation systems.

(iii)   Unit Title: Piped Distribution Systems (1 credit)

Unit code: DP0N 34

The purpose of this unit is to develop candidate understanding of the underlying principles of the design, installation, operation and commissioning of a range of piped distribution systems and equipment.

It will provide an opportunity to experience the process of undertaking piped services designs in complex industrial and commercial applications.

It will enable candidate to interpret the requirements of modern commercial and industrial buildings, develop practical schemes and evaluate the effectiveness of alternative schemes for hot and cold water, fuel gas, medical and industrial gas and, fire fighting and mechanical fire protection.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Evaluate the need for mechanical services distribution networks including fire fighting and fire protection services.
  • Identify design strategies for cold and hot water supply systems.
  • Identify design strategies for mechanical fire fighting and fire protection systems.
  • Identify design strategies fuel gas, industrial and medical gas and compressed air installations.

(iv)   Unit Title: Thermofluids and Acoustic Criteria (1 credit)

Unit code: DP0T 34

This unit is designed to enable candidates to extend their knowledge and understanding of the principles used in the analysis and application of fluid flow, heat transfer and acoustics in the design of Building Services Systems.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Analyse and apply modes of heat transfer
  • Apply dimensional analysis to fundamental and empirical formulae with special reference to heat exchanger design and performance
  • Investigate the performance of refrigeration plant and thermodynamic cycles
  • Investigate acoustic criteria and apply suitable design methodology.

(v) Unit Title: Air Conditioning A (1 credit)                                                          

Unit code: DP0V 34

This Unit is designed to develop the candidate understanding of the principles of design, installation and operation and of air conditioning equipment and plant.  It will provide an opportunity to experience the process of completing air conditioning designs in complex industrial and commercial applications.  It will enable candidates to interpret the air conditioning requirements of a building, to develop practical air conditioning schemes for a range of environments and to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative schemes.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Evaluate the ventilation and air conditioning needs for commercial/industrial buildings.
  • Determine cooling loads and energy requirements for buildings and peak summertime temperatures for spaces without air conditioning.
  • Produce and evaluate a design to satisfy the ventilation and air conditioning needs of commercial/industrial buildings.
  • Select appropriate cooling plant and associated equipment for air conditioning systems.

(vi)   Unit title: Air Conditioning B (1 credit)

Unit code: DP0W 34

This Unit is designed to further develop candidate understanding of the principles and applications of air conditioning and also to provide an additional opportunity to experience the process of air conditioning design for large complex industrial/commercial multi-zone buildings. The Unit will enable the candidate to interpret the air conditioning and ventilation requirements of a building, to develop practical air conditioning schemes for a range of environments and to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative schemes.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to

  • Determine energy requirements using data related to climate, building envelope, occupancy and use.
  • Produce and evaluate a design for ventilation systems for comfort and safety control in complex commercial and industrial buildings including aspects of fire and smoke management.
  • Design for large multi-zone air conditioning systems for a range of complex commercial/industrial buildings including the use of high pressure/velocity systems.
  • Analyse and evaluate the operation and application of refrigeration systems within air conditioning applications.
  • Design and evaluate pipe and ductwork distribution systems.

* Other subjects to follow

Building Management Systems                                      DP0Y 34     1

Electricity and Lighting                                                  DP0R 34     1

Heating B                                                                            DP16 34     1

Notes:

It should also be said that each of these HN modules are stand alone courses and are all achievements in their own merit.  They are also often used for CPD (continuous professional development) to assist career progression.

If a student fails an end of unit test there is the opportunity for a resit at a later date.  If a student falls short of a PASS by a few marks.  The supportive exercises are then used as further evidence of the students work and the A-1 tutor can award a PASS in this instance based on academic judgement.

HNC Electronics Modules(SQA)

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A typical HNC in Electronics Engineering program by Distance Learning – Course Contents

HNC – Electronics Engineering – G0DW 15

Mandatory Units (9 credits required ):

(i) Unit Title: Mathematics for Engineering 1 {Electronics & Electrical} (1 credit)

Unit code: DG4H 33

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to know, understand and apply algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and solve equations commonly found in engineering.  It provides candidates with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to carry out operations involving complex numbers.  The Unit also allows candidates the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to analyse trigonometric functions and their graphs.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Apply algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and solve equations commonly found in Engineering
  • Carry out operations involving complex numbers
  • Analyse trigonometric functions and their graphs.

(ii) Unit Title: Single Phase A.C. Circuits (1 credit)

Unit code: DG54 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding and apply basic electrical concepts and theorems to the solution of simple electrical problems.

The Unit also provides candidates with the opportunity to examine first order transient responses as found in R – L and R – C series circuits.

The Unit also allows candidates the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to solve single-phase a.c. circuit problems using complex notation.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Solve problems involving basic electrical concepts and theorems
  • Solve single-phase a.c. circuit problems using complex notation.

(iii) Unit Title: Analogue Electronic Principles (2 credit)

Unit code: DG2X 34

This Unit is designed to give candidates knowledge and understanding to demonstrate a wide range of discrete and integrated circuit analogue electronic devices. It will also provide candidates with the underpinning knowledge to further their studies in analogue electronics at a higher level.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Investigate the operation and characteristics of a range of discrete semiconductor devices.
  • Investigate and demonstrate applications of semiconductor diodes.
  • Investigate and demonstrate transistor applications.
  • Investigate and demonstrate linear operational  amplifier characteristics and applications.

(iv) Unit Title: Combinational Logic (1 credit)

Unit code: DG3C 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to gain knowledge and understanding and apply basic digital concepts applicable to combinational logic circuits.  It provides candidates with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to design and construct combinational logic circuits to meet a design brief.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Solve problems involving number systems and binary arithmetic.
  • Draw truth tables for common logic gates and derive combinational logic expressions.
  • Interpret TTL and CMOS data sheets and use these devices in digital systems.
  • Design and implement combinational logic circuits

(v) Unit Title: Sequential Logic (1 credit)

Unit code: DG53 34

This Unit is to provide candidates with the necessary knowledge to understand the organisation of sequential logic devices and circuits, develop skills to design, simulate, build and test sequential logic circuits.

On completion of this Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of sequential logic circuits
  • Describe the operation of sequential logic devices
  • Design sequential logic circuits
  • Simulate, build and test sequential logic circuits

(vii) Unit Title: High Level Engineering Software (1 credit)

Unit code: DG58 34

This Unit is designed to give candidates knowledge and understanding and apply basic software engineering concepts to solving electrical and electronic engineering problems that require a software solution.  The emphasis in this Unit is on writing and testing I/O programs using the basic structures available in most high level languages.

This Unit provides the candidates with the opportunity to develop skills in system design (top-down design), detailed design (using flow charts or program design language), implementation in the design in a high level language and verification of the design.  This Unit also allows the candidates to develop their communication skills by generating the documentation for the designed solution.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Write and test linear programs using;
  • Input and output statements for keyboard and visual display unit.
    Input and output statements for I/O ports.
  • Write and test non-linear I/O programs using conditional statements to select different branches for execution.
  • Write and test non-linear I/O programs using iterative loop statements.
  • Write, test and document a control program, incorporating procedures and/or functions to read and write ports.

(viii) Unit Title: Communication: Practical Skills (1 credit)

Unit code: D77G 34

This Unit is about applying practical communication skills to complex issues in a vocational context.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Respond to written information on a complex vocational issue
  • Produce written information in a prescribed format on a complex vocational issue
  • Contribute to a formal group discussion on a complex vocational issue

(viiii) Unit Title: Electronic Testing Skills (1 credit)

Unit code: DG3N 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to gain knowledge of standard electronic test instruments and testing techniques. In addition, candidates will gain the opportunity to practice basic fault finding techniques.

On completion of this Unit, the candidate should be able to:

  • Make measurements safely and accurately in electronic circuits, using analogue and digital multimeters
  • Perform tests on electronic circuits safely and accurately, using oscilloscopes, function generators and frequency meters
  • Perform tests on digital circuits using a logic probe, pulse generator and multimeter.
  • Identify short circuit and open circuit faults in simple electronic circuits.

Optional Units (2.0 credits required): 

(x) Unit Title: Electrical Networks and Resonance (1 credit)

Unit code: DG3G 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding and apply a range of network theorems to the solution of d.c. and a.c. electrical network problems.

The Unit also allows candidates to undertake a detailed study of series and parallel electronic and electrical passive resonant circuits that includes the calculation of Q – factor and bandwidth and the plotting of impedance – frequency and current – frequency curves for both series and parallel cases.

On completion of this Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Apply network theorems to solve electrical network problems.
  • Solve problems involving resonating passive circuits.

(xi) Unit Title: Mathematics for Engineering 2 (1 credit)

Unit code: DG4L 34

This Unit is designed to give candidates knowledge and understanding and an ability to apply differential and integral calculus to Engineering problems.

On completion of this Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Carry out the differentiation and integration of standard functions.
  • Apply differentiation and integration techniques to Engineering problems.

* Other subjects to follow

Graded Unit (1.0 credit)

(xii) Unit Title: Electronics Engineering Graded Unit (1 credit)

Unit code: DG2T 34

This Graded Unit is designed to provide evidence that the candidate has achieved the following principal aims of the HNC and HND Electronics.

  • Develop knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of core electrical, analogue electronics and digital electronics principles and technologies at Higher National level (these studies in core electronic and electrical principles are underpinned by a mandatory Unit in Mathematics).
  • Develop candidates’ ability to apply analysis and synthesis skills to the solution of electronic problems.
  • Develop learning and transferable skills (including Core Skills).
  • Develop a range of Communication knowledge and skills relevant to the needs of electronic incorporated engineers.

Recommended Prior Knowledge and Skills: It is recommended that the candidate should have completed or be in the process of completing the following Units relating to these specific aims prior to undertaking this Graded Unit:

  • Analogue Electronic Principles
  • Combinational Logic
  • Sequential Logic
  • Single Phase A.C. Circuits
  • Mathematics for Engineering 1: Electronics and Electrical
  • Communication: Practical Skills

It will consist of a written examination of three hours duration.

Note:

It should also be said that each of these HN modules are stand alone courses and are all achievements in their own merit.  They are also often used for CPD (continuous professional development) to assist career progression.

If a student fails an end of unit test there is the opportunity for a resit at a later date.  If a student falls short of a PASS by a few marks.  The supportive exercises are then used as further evidence of the students work and the A-1 tutor can award a PASS in this instance based on academic judgement. 

HNC Electrical Modules(SQA)

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A typical HNC in Electrical Engineering program by Distance Learning – Course Contents

HNC – Electrical Engineering – G7TA 15

Mandatory Units ( 9 credits required ):

(i) Unit Title: Mathematics for Engineering 1 {Electronics & Electrical} (1 credit)

Unit code: DG4H 33

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to know, understand and apply algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and solve equations commonly found in engineering.  It provides candidates with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to carry out operations involving complex numbers.  The Unit also allows candidates the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to analyse trigonometric functions and their graphs.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Apply algebraic techniques to manipulate expressions and solve equations commonly found in Engineering
  • Carry out operations involving complex numbers
  • Analyse trigonometric functions and their graphs.

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(ii) Unit Title: DC & AC Principles (1 credit)

Unit code: DG54 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding and apply basic electrical concepts and theorems to the solution of simple electrical problems.

The Unit also provides candidates with the opportunity to examine first order transient responses as found in R – L and R – C series circuits.

The Unit also allows candidates the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to solve single-phase a.c. circuit problems using complex notation.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Solve problems involving basic electrical concepts and theorems
  • Solve single-phase a.c. circuit problems using complex notation.

(iii) Unit Title: Three Phase Systems (1 credit)

Unit code: DN47 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to know and understand the principles of three phase systems. It provides candidates with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to describe the production and characteristics of a three phase supply. It also provides candidates with the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to determine voltages and currents in both balanced and unbalanced three phase loads.

The Unit also allows candidates the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to calculate different types of power in three phase loads and also to describe the techniques used to measure active power in three phase systems.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Describe the production and characteristics of a three phase supply.
  • Analyse the response of balanced star and delta connected loads supplied by symmetrical three phase supplies.
  • Analyse the response of unbalanced star and delta connected loads supplied by three and four wire symmetrical three phase supplies.
  • Analyse power in three phase loads.

(iv) Unit Title: Electricity Power Systems (1 credit)

Unit code: DN3W 34

This Unit is designed to provide candidates with knowledge and understanding of electrical power supply systems and the concept of power quality.  Candidates will also be provided with the opportunity to analyse power system faults and explainmethods of improving power system efficiency.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Electricity Supply Systems.
  • Explain power quality.
  • Analyse power system faults.
  • Solve power factor improvement problems.

(v) Unit Title: Electrical Machine Principles (2 credits)

Unit code: DN4J 34

This Unit has been designed to give candidates a fundamental knowledge and understanding of a range of electrical motors and transformers.

In particular, candidates will study the constructional features, principle of operation, performance characteristics and applications of dc motors, single phase motors, three phase motors, synchronous generators and motors and different types of transformers.

The Unit acts as a good foundation unit for more in depth studies in specialist areas of electrical motors and transformers.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Examine electromagnetic field concepts and circuits.
  • Analyse the construction, operation and characteristics of d.c. motors.
  • Analyse the construction, operation and characteristics of single-phase motors.
  • Describe the construction and operation of a range of transformers.
  • Analyse the construction, operation and characteristics of three-phase induction motors.
  • Analyse the construction, operation and characteristics of synchronous generators and motors.

(vii) Unit Title: Electrical Safety (1 credit)

Unit code: DN4L 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and competence related to safe working practices and work permits.  The Unit is intended to raise the candidate’s awareness of health and safety practice and to provide opportunities to demonstrate the operation of permit-to-work systems.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Explain the features of an operational plan for safe working on electrical systems.
  • Explain the features of electrical distribution and the need for protection and isolation for safe working on ‘dead’ systems.
  • Explain the features of a permit-to-work system appropriate to the safe practices of working on an isolated electrical system.
  • Produce permit-to-work documentation for safe working on isolated electrical systems to current standards.

(viii) Unit Title: Communication: Practical Skills (1 credit)

Unit code: D77G 34

This Unit is about applying practical communication skills to complex issues in a vocational context.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Respond to written information on a complex vocational issue
  • Produce written information in a prescribed format on a complex vocational issue
  • Contribute to a formal group discussion on a complex vocational issue

(viiii) Unit Title: Application of Electrical & Electronic Instruments (1 credit)

Unit code: DN48 33

This Unit is designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to develop practical skills in the testing and measurement of electrical circuit properties using a range of analogue and digital instruments.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Understand the function of measuring and test instruments and their effect on the circuits in which they are connected.
  • Use analogue and digital multi-meters safely and effectively to measure the parameters of electrical circuits.
  • Use an oscilloscope safely and effectively to measure waveform parameters in electrical circuits
  • Use appropriate electrical installation test instruments safely and effectively to test electrical circuits.

Optional Units (2.0 credits required):

(x) Unit Title: Electrical Networks and Resonance (1 credit)

Unit code: DG3G 34

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding and apply a range of network theorems to the solution of d.c. and a.c. electrical network problems.

The Unit also allows candidates to undertake a detailed study of series and parallel electronic and electrical passive resonant circuits that includes the calculation of Q – factor and bandwidth and the plotting of impedance – frequency and current – frequency curves for both series and parallel cases.

On completion of this Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Apply network theorems to solve electrical network problems.
  • Solve problems involving resonating passive circuits.

(xi) Unit Title: Mathematics for Engineering 2 (1 credit)

Unit code: DG4L 34

This Unit is designed to give candidates knowledge and understanding and an ability to apply differential and integral calculus to Engineering problems.

On completion of this Unit the candidate should be able to:

  • Carry out the differentiation and integration of standard functions.
  • Apply differentiation and integration techniques to Engineering problems.

*Other subjects to follow

Graded Unit (1.0 credit)

(xii) Unit Title: Electrical Engineering Graded Unit (1 credit)

Unit code: DN3V 34

This Graded Unit is designed to provide evidence that the candidate has achieved the following principal aims of the HNC/D awards in Electrical Engineering:

  • develop      knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of core electrical      principles, electrical power systems, electrical machine principles and      electrical safety at Higher National level (these studies in core      electrical principles and technologies are underpinned by a mandatory Unit      in Mathematics)
  • develop      candidates’ ability to apply analysis and synthesis skills to the solution      of electrical engineering problems
  • develop      learning and transferable skills (including Core Skills)
  • develop a      range of Communication knowledge and skills relevant to the needs of      electrical incorporated engineers

Recommended Prior Knowledge and Skills: It is recommended that the candidate should have completed or be in the process of completing the following Units relating to these specific aims prior to undertaking this Graded Unit:

  • Single Phase A.C. Circuits
  • Three Phase Systems
  • Electricity Power Systems
  • Electrical Machine Principles
  • Mathematics for Engineering 1: Electronics and Electrical

It will consist of a written examination of three hours duration.

Note:

It should also be said that each of these HN modules are stand alone courses and are all achievements in their own merit.  They are also often used for CPD (continuous professional development) to assist career progression.

If a student fails an end of unit test there is the opportunity for a resit at a later date.  If a student falls short of a PASS by a few marks.  The supportive exercises are then used as further evidence of the students work and the A-1 tutor can award a PASS in this instance based on academic judgement.

HNC Electrical Engineering (SQA) G7TA 15


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The HNC, Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering by flexible open / distance learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment in traditional electrical industries.  Why not download a HNC Electrical Engineering information pack.

Mandatory (9 credits required):

  • Communication: Practical Skills {Course Code D77G 34 – 1 credit}
  • Mathematics for Engineering 1: (Electronics and Electrical) {Course Code DG4H 33 – 1 credit}
  • Three Phase Systems {Course Code DN47 34 – 1 credit}
  • Electricity Power Systems (Course Code DN3W 34 – 1 credit}
  • Electrical Machine Principles Course Code DN4J 34 – 2 credits}
  • Electrical Safety {Course Code DN4L 34 – 1 credit}
  • Single Phase A.C. Circuits {Course Code DG54 34 – 1 credit)
  • Application of Electrical & Electronic Instruments {Course Code DN48 33 – 1 credit}

Optional Units (2.0 credits required):

  • Electrical Networks and Resonance {Course Code – DG3G 34 – 1 credit}
  • Mathematics for Engineering 2 {Course code DG4L 34 – 1 credit)
  • Quality Management: An Introduction {Course Code DT8Y 34 – 1 credit}
  • Fundamentals of Control Systems and Transducers {Course Code – DN3Y 34 – 1 credit}

* Other subjects to follow

Graded Unit (1.0 credit)

  • Electrical Engineering Graded Unit 1 Examination {Course code DN3V 34 – 1 credit}

More specific details of module content of the HNC Electrical Engineering by distance learning.

Enrolment is usually at any time throughout the year. Minimum entrance qualifications is a ONC, OND, C&G qualifications, apprenticeship in a related field.

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HNC Building Services Engineering (SQA) GD2H 15

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The HNC, Higher National Certificate in Building Services Engineering by flexible open / distance learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment in traditional building services industries.

Mandatory Units (6 credits required):

  • Design Principles and Application{Course Code DP12 34 – 1 credit}
  • Analytical Methods {Course code DPOX 34 – 1 credit}
  • Health and Safety in the Building Services Industry {Course code DP17 34 – 1 credit}
  • Building Services Engineering Science {DP11 34 – 1 credit}
  • Building Services Engineering Graded Unit {DP0M 34 – 1 credit}
  • Building Services Engineering Project Management {DP10 34 – 1 credit}

Optional Units (6 credits required):

  • Engineering Mathematics {Course code DP13 35 – 1 credit}
  • Heating A {Course code DP15 34 – 1 credit}
  • Heating B{Course code DP16 34 – 1 credit:
  • Piped Distribution Systems {Course code DPON 34 – 1 credit:
  • Thermofluids and Acoustic Criteria {Course code DPOT 34 – 1 credit}
  • Air Conditioning A {Course code DPOV 34 – 1 credit}
  • Air Conditioning B {Course code DPOW 34 – 1 credit}
  • Building Management Systems {Course code DPOY 34 – 1 credit}
  • Electricity and Lighting {Course code DPOR 34 – 1 credit}

* Other subjects to follow

More specific details of module content of the HNC Building Services Engineering by distance learning.

Enrolment is usually at any time throughout the year.  Minimum entrance qualifications is a ONC, OND, C&G qualifications, apprenticeship in a related field.

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