This is a two-year full-time programme in which an HNC is completed in year one and HND in year two. With a career in engineering as your chosen route, this level 4/5 course offers pathways in both mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering. The HNC/HND in engineering course is designed to enable students who may have come through a vocational route to progress into higher education, building on the knowledge gained at level 3.
What You'll Learn
In year one you will study for the HNC in engineering: eight units must be completed.
Two pathways are available:
Electrical/electronic engineering units include engineering design; engineering mathematics; engineering science; managing an engineering project; electronic and electrical principles; automation robotics and PLCs; instrumentation and control; electronic circuits and devices.
Mechanical engineering units include engineering design; engineering mathematics; engineering science; managing an engineering project; mechanical principles; fundamentals of thermodynamics and heat engines; materials properties and testing; mechanical workshop practices; and computer-aided design and manufacture.
After successful completion of the HNC in year one, you will study a further eight units for the HND in year two.
Electrical/electronic units include research project (double unit); professional engineering management; further mathematics; industrial power electronics and storage; industrial systems; further electrical, electronic and digital principles; utilisation of electrical power.
Mechanical engineering units include a research project (double unit); professional engineering management; further mathematics; advanced mechanical principles; virtual engineering; further thermodynamics; advanced manufacturing techniques.
Standard entry to this course requires a minimum of 32 UCAS points from a recognised level 3 qualification in a related subject or a higher level qualification in an unrelated subject area. You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or equivalent. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate the ability to study this subject at university level and who can evidence relevant experience. An interview is required to ascertain prior achievement.
How you will be assessed
You will undertake a range of both written and practical assignments, presentations and in-class controlled assessments.
Total Fees: £6165.00
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
On successful completion of the first year of the course, you may continue to the level 5 HND in engineering. Once you have achieved the HND (after two years of study) you will be able to apply to study for a further year to obtain a full degree at university. This qualification is well regarded throughout the industry and the academic world. Career opportunities include managerial and technical positions in mechanical or electrical engineering.
What Happens Next
All applications must be made through the website using the course code 001H, institution code L36. Due to the nature of this programme, you may also be invited to attend an interview or audition. Where necessary, other means of interview/audition (i.e. telephone, web-based, CD/DVD) can be arranged.