HNC General Engineering
This HNC General Engineering course is ideal for those currently working in industry who may want to progress into engineering management, or who wish to gain professional recognition by gaining a higher qualification geared to the needs of industry. By completing a General Engineering qualification you will have a broad base of skills and knowledge to build on for the future.
It is also an ideal progression route for those who have completed a level 3 engineering course or apprenticeship and wish to expand their current qualifications and take their level of education higher.
When will I start the course and how long will it take?
This part-time course starts in September taking two years to complete as a day release course.
What will I study?
You will be taught at our Engineering Centre. The course offers the opportunity to study General Engineering at a technical level, and as such provides you with a qualification that reflects your theoretical and practical knowledge. You will also develop an understanding of different organisations and managing change.
You will study a combination from the following units:
- Analytical Methods
- Engineering Science
- Advanced CAD
- Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
- Business Management Techniques
- Design for Manufacture
- Mechanical Principles
- Manufacturing Process
- Further Mathematics for Engineers
- Project Design
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, progress tests, classwork, case studies and formal end of session assessment. You will be fully supported by our expert experienced tutor team with a wide range of interests reflecting all areas of Engineering. All staff have experience of working in industry.
Assessment takes placed throughout the academic year and is not end loaded. You will be fully supported by your tutor.
Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
You should possess a National Certificate/Diploma in Engineering, a GNVQ in Engineering, or an equivalent qualification.
Mature learners with appropriate life experience will have their prior learning and skills taken into account for entry onto this course.
What are the course fees?
Tuition fees are £2,000 per annum for learners enrolling in academic year 2016/17. Various tuition fee payment methods may be available to learners / employers. More information is available upon application.
What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
This HNC General Engineering provides you with the skills demanded by industry. It will equip you to work within various engineering disciplines. Alternatively, you could progress onto a number of career options ranging from technical support to middle management. General Engineering will give you a broad base of skills for you to specialise in. You will be exposed to a wide array of engineering disciplines which may fuel your interests.
A General Engineering HNC will also open doors to further levels of academic study. On completion of this course, you could progress to HND courses of similar structure or relevant degree courses such as the BEng Manufacturing Engineering with us.