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Advanced Manufacturing Operations (HNC)

The whole purpose of this course is to develop employees in a shortage area of manufacturing operations.

This part-time programme has been designed alongside employers for key manufacturing requirements, both from a content and delivery perspective. On successful completion, all graduates will display knowledge and skills which will allow them to enhance and further their practice in order to shape the industry of the future.


Pathway Options and How to Apply

Advanced Manufacturing Operations, Part-time (HNC)

If you are interested in applying, complete an application form and send it directly to Ian Hall ian.hall@uwtsd.ac.uk in registry and to programme director Dr Arnaud Marotin arnaud.marotin@uwtsd.ac.uk .

Application form can be found here

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Tuition Fees 2020/21:
£2,400 (Home/EU)
N/A (Overseas)

Why choose this course

  1. Programme shaped in partnership with Industry.
  2. Part of the degree apprenticeship framework commissioned by the Welsh Government. Funding is available for employed prospective students.
  3. Extended academic year to complete the HNC part-time in just 1 year and a half.
  4. The Engineering Department has over 19 years of experience in delivering successful part-time Programmes.
  5. Study on our state-of-the-art £300m Swansea Waterfront campus (SA1).

What you will learn

Course Overview

The programme is designed to fit with one working week, so classes are scheduled on Friday afternoons in the new SA1 Waterfront Development from 1pm to 7pm. Being over an extended academic year, studying 42 weeks of the year, means that students are making the most of their time at work and University.

Our industry-focused curriculum aspires to produce engineering industry leaders of tomorrow.

Module Topics


  • Project Design | 20 credits
  • Mathematics | 20 credits
  • Quality and Business Improvement | 20 credits
  • Materials & Introduction to Manufacturing Technology | 20 credits
  • Plant Operations and Maintenance | 20 credits
  • Engineering Applications & Study Skills | 20 credits

Students are taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical sessions. Assessment of progress is made through assignments, exams and individual projects.

One of the main parts of the final year will be the final year project. This is a work-based project that will allow students to use the knowledge built up through the course to solve a genuine workplace-engineering problem.

Related Links

Mechanical and Manufacturing Video

Key Information


Dr Arnaud Marotin (Programme Manager)

Entry Criteria

A-level Mathematics and suitable science subject, BTEC National Diploma in Engineering or an engineering foundation year are the traditional requirements. We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experiences. Students holding a HNC, HND or equivalent are granted direct entry to level 5. Each application and professional work experience is considered on an individual basis. We will also want to see that you are enthusiastic and motivated to take this course and that you have the potential to benefit from part-time study, which can support your career development.

Career Opportunities

The School of Engineering has provided very successful part-time BEng programmes for almost 19 years. The portfolio currently consists of three programmes – BEng Manufacturing Systems Engineering, BEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and BEng Materials Science.

One of the most notable effects on the employability of students on the school’s part-time BEng programmes is the marked career enhancement that has resulted. A high proportion of the students have been promoted at least once during their time on the programmes and often again on graduation.

Additional Costs

No additional cost

Bursary / Scholarship Information

Visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section to find out more.

You may be eligible to receive a tuition fee loan/bursary, for more information please check www.studentfinancewales.co.uk and contact our Student Finance Officer Ms Sharon Alexander sharon.alexander@uwtsd.ac.uk.