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HNC/D Space Technologies

The course offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of some space sector-specific skills and experience through the specialist units and self-directed research project. This effectively continues to build underpinning core and specialist skills. Students will gain a wide range of space sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace activities.

Why Choose This Course?

Space Technologies is the only specialist programme in the UK that covers these disciplines and is unique in the opportunities it presents to graduating students. The programme has been designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge base required to work in their chosen specialism or progress onto other graduate opportunities. It is also a platform from which additional vocational and academic qualifications can be completed. The breadth of information covered within the course allows graduates to explore the wide range of employment possibilities, both locally and nationally.

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Start date: 23/09/2024

Course code
HESPACE24T
Level
Level 5
Location
Truro College
Duration
2 years
Qualification
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
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Top Course Highlights

Join an exciting industry

Experienced tutors

Industry-standard facilities

Fantastic industry links

Learn from sector experts

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience who will advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the engineering and space industries.

Enjoy Professional Environments

Enjoy modern workshops that are second to none within a further education setting, with a wide range of different machines, tools, testing rigs and equipment.

Develop skills in line with industry needs

Learn skills that are required in the space industry, enhancing not only your knowledge and practical ability but also your future employability.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn about areas such as the design and operation of communications subsystems in the specific context of space missions and ground stations, end-to-end space mission design, including customer requirements, the constraints on a space mission, and development of a Concept of Operations (ConOps). This allows for a fascinating insight into the many different facets and specialism that can be followed in this current and exciting area of study and employment.

Modules:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)
  • Programming for Engineering
  • Space Environment and Applications
  • Space Technologies and Manufacturing

* Modules may be subject to change

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Where Will It Take Me?

The HNC and HND Space Technologies, would enable you to progress onto further Higher Education studies (at other providers) on programmes such as the BEng degree apprenticeship in space systems engineering or BEng in aerospace engineering. Alternatively, you would be well prepared to go straight into the workplace in roles including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technician
  • Assembly Technician
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technician
  • Electrical or Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Integration and Test Technician
  • Materials and Chemical Engineering Technician
  • Quality and Product Assurance Technician
  • Satellite Communications Technician
  • Satellite Manufacturing Technician
  • Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Spacecraft Propulsion Engineering Technician
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Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from a relevant Level 3 qualification and English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

Additional Information

UCAS Code: HNC -H400 / HND – H410

HNC Full-time 1 Year/ Part-time 2 years

HND Full-time 2 years/ Part-time 4 years

Location: Truro Campus

Awarding Body: Pearson

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What you could earn

  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Vehicle Technicians, Mechanics and Electricians
  • Electrical and Electronics Technicians
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Assemblers (Electrical and Electronic Products)
  • Electrical and Electronic Trades
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electricians and Electrical Fitters
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