HNC in General Engineering

Course Overview

Students looking to further their understanding of mechanical engineering and/or ready for next steps with their career.

Course Requirements

All applications will be considered individually however offers will usually be based on: 64 UCAS points at A Level in relevant subject(s) BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering merit profile(2 years) 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading) which must include Maths and English. An Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering Other related Level 3 qualifications Related work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications * A maths bridging course may be available for suitable candidates with industrial experience but do not have the appropriate formal maths qualification. There is an emphasis on work based learning, whilst the content and underpinning knowledge links theory to practice. There is also a focus on enhancing skills and competences relevant to the HNC to develop you as a professional. (The ability to demonstrate successful communication skills, team working, problem solving and critical reflection on your own performances required.)

Course Assessment

Continuous assessment involving group and individual assignments. The ability to demonstrate successful communication skills, team working, problem solving and critical reflection on your own performance will be assessed throughout the programme through a variety of assignments. Assessments methods may include: case studies, research interviews, observations of practice, oral presentations, critiques of materials as well as essays. All assignments are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Course Finance


Course Includes

* Extensive Engineering Workshops * CAD Computer Suite


HNC Engineering

Course Potential Careers

* University degree programme. * Enhanced employment opportunites.

Course Dates

Start Date: 19/09/2019

Course Times

Start Time: 09:00

Email Contact

Examining Body

Pearson (formerly Edexcel)

Hours Per Week

7 hours per week

Phone Contact

0300 300 0090

Programme Structure

This course provides the main vocational education and training needed for people employed as technicians in an engineering discipline. Mechanical Engineering is concerned with design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has moveable parts. Mechanical engineers apply their imaginations and professional skills to combine both theory and practice in a variety of situations. Units studied include:- 01 - Engineering Design 02 - Engineering Maths 03 - Engineering Science 04 - Managing a Professional Engineering Project Plus 4 specialist units.


33 weeks