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HNC Engineering (General Engineering)

The Higher National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering) offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via mandatory core learning, while allowing for the acquisition of some sector-specific skills and experience through the specialist units in each pathway, with the opportunity to pursue a particular interest through the appropriate selection of optional units.

This effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing the student for more intense subject specialisation at Level 5. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace activities.

Course Information

  • Awarding Body

    Pearson

  • Delivery

    Full-Time

  • Ucas Code

    GE01

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All units included within this programme have been selected on the basis of meeting a broad range of local industry needs.
– Engineering Design (15 Credits)
– Engineering Maths (15 Credits)
– Engineering Science (15 Credits)
– Automation, Robotics and PLCs* (15 Credits)
– Managing a Professional Engineering Project (15 Credits)
– Mechanical Engineering (15 Credits)
– Electrical and Electronic Principles (15 Credits)
– Industry 4.0 (15 Credits)
*Option to choose Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines (15 Credits)
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time

Full-time: two days per week over the academic year

A variety of forms of coursework assessment are employed on the programme. These include written descriptive and numerical assignments, short tests, laboratory and workshop appraisals, personal projects, group work, self- and peer-assessment, portfolio preparation and case studies.

You will normally be required to have achieved the BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or A Level or NVQ/VRQ level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area. If you hold significant practical experience or craft qualifications but not the usual level 3 entry requirement, your application would also be considered, subject to an interview with an appropriate member of the teaching team or Programme Leader.

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in engineering, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study.

 

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To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via telephone or emailing us.

  • Course code: GE01
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Centre Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the Ucas website Call 0800 358 7474

Course Fees

Your Tuition fees cover the majoritYour Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:
• Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
• Printing and photocopying
• Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


For more information about our course fees and available financial support, visit our Higher Education Fees and Finance section

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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