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Course Length

1 year


£7,000 per annum

Awarded By

Pearson Education Ltd

UCAS codes

  • Course Code: GE23
  • Institution Code: N34
  • Campus Code: I

HNC Engineering (Full-Time)

Institute of Technology Course

About the course

Students on our Engineering Professional courses will benefit from modules created by industry specialists to align with the needs of employers in the engineering sectors. This level 4 programme will extend the knowledge of those already working in various roles within the engineering sector.

Modules studied may include:

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Quality and Process Improvement
  • Electrical Systems and Fault Finding
  • Engineering Design
  • CAD for Maintenance Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project

You will be provided with details of the assignment requirements for each Unit. Students will be encouraged to engage in personal and professional development, gaining formative feedback on progress towards Unit outcomes, and developing knowledge and competence in the discipline.

Students completing the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of general engineering, with a focus on manufacturing and mechanical engineering. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to the general engineering industry, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

Entry requirements

Typically, applicants will have one of the following;

  • Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in a related subject
  • 2 A Level’s at grades A to D (one of which should be subject-related)

Along with, 3 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A-C), including English Language and maths or equivalent. You may also be required to attend an interview with the Course Leader

Mature applicants without formal qualifications, but with evidence of sufficient, relevant industrial experience will be considered. You will also be required to attend an interview with the Course Leader.

Where next?

On successful completion of this course, students may progress onto studies at Level 5 or above including HND or BSc/BEng. Progression into other classes will be subject to meeting the entry criteria of the institution. Students may also move into higher roles or positions within their organisation, or wish to develop their career further by moving into other employment.

Example job roles:

  • Self Employed
  • Mechanical Engineer

Student finance information

Find Student Finance Information on the Government website.

Students enrolling on this course can apply for the Higher Education Scholarship.


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