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Course Length

2 years


£3,500 per annum

Awarded By

Pearson Education Ltd

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HNC Engineering (General Engineering)

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 a variety of roles within the engineering sector.

In the first year, all students will study four units and, in the second year, students will focus on their chosen subject pathway.

Topics in year one include: Engineering Maths; Engineering Science; Quality and Process Improvement; Electrical Systems and Fault Finding.

Topics in year two include: Engineering Design; CAD for Maintenance Engineers; Electrical and Electronic Principles; Managing a Professional Engineering Project.

This course is studied Part-Time for 24 months.

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

Summative assessment is mainly through coursework. Students will evidence their progress through written academic essays and reports, or practical activities, which will vary according to each individual Unit assessment requirements. Each Unit will carry more than one assessment task in order to meet the learning outcomes and criteria for the Unit as a whole. There are no summative written exams for this course, however in some Units, your knowledge may be formatively assessed through in class tests.

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 grade 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 onto other courses 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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