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HNC Manufacturing Engineering for England (HTQ) FT

This course is a Higher Technical Qualification

The BTEC HNC in Manufacturing Engineering (HTQ) lays the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to the engineering sector alongside a focused introduction to manufacturing engineering. Students will gain a wide range of scientific and engineering knowledge linked to practical skills obtained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and in the workplace. By the end of Level 4 study, students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of manufacturing engineering. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as in general skills and qualities relevant to these key areas of engineering.

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Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body


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This course is comprised of the following core, level 4 units that all students complete. Each unit has a 15-credit value:

  • Unit 4001: Engineering Design
  • Unit 4002: Engineering Maths
  • Unit 4004: Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Unit 4014: Production Engineering for Manufacture
  • Unit 4017: Quality and Process Improvement
  • Unit 4023: Computer-Aided Design and Manufacture
  • Unit 4030: Industry 4.0
  • Unit 4068: Industrial Robots

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable

All Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) have a practical focus in delivery that compliments the theoretical underpinnings of Engineering study. Students can expect to experience a timetabled schedule of theory-led lectures/seminars alongside practical, assessment and employability workshops that prepare them for industry. All students also receive timetabled tutorial support alongside the formal curriculum.

Assessment methods are varied to ensure holistic assessment is achieved in Higher Technical Qualifications. These can include:

  • Practical Sessions
  • Essay-writing
  • Reports
  • Project development and management
  • Computer-aided design
  • Podcasts/vodcasts
  • Poster preparation/presentation/symposiums
  • Presentations
  • Time-constrained/time-limited assessment
  • Reflection
  • Peer Review
  • Observation

You will normally be required to have achieved a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma, A- Level or NVQ/VRQ level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area.

We are, however, committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds, circumstances and demographics. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you feel you do not have the pre-requisite qualifications stated, we may still be able to consider your application, particularly where you have relevant industry experience.

Each application will be reviewed on an individual basis with appropriate advice and guidance provided.

“All applicants for Higher Technical Qualifications must be aged 18 at the time of enrolment. For September 2024 applicants, enrolment begins during the week commencing 2nd September 2024.”

This programme is particularly relevant to people already working in or looking to develop a career within Manufacturing Engineering.

The programme promotes a rounded skill-set relevant across a variety of different professions. Graduates of this programme typically go on to work in areas including manufacturing, the power industry, design and maintenance.

Upon completing the HNC Manufacturing Engineering programme in England (HTQ), graduates are primed for dynamic roles within the manufacturing sector, boasting a comprehensive understanding of engineering principles and manufacturing processes. With expertise in areas such as production planning, quality control, and materials management, they are well-positioned to pursue a range of career opportunities. Graduates may find themselves working as manufacturing engineers, overseeing the design and optimization of production systems to enhance efficiency and productivity. Graduates could also explore roles in process improvement, utilising their skills to identify and implement strategies for cost reduction and waste minimisation. Additionally, opportunities may arise in research and development, where graduates contribute to the innovation of new technologies and techniques to drive forward the manufacturing industry.

On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC), students can develop their careers in the engineering sector through:

  • Entering employment
  • Continuing existing employment
  • Linking with the appropriate Professional Bodies
  • Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates [if appropriate]
  • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) further provides a solid academic foundation in engineering, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


£6000.00 FT

Additional Costs

Your tuition fees cover most 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/texts – You will have access to texts from your unit reading lists in our Learning Resource Centres as well as Pearson’s dedicated HN Global platform but, you may wish to buy your own copies for personal use.
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Trips and enhancement opportunities.


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: HQF1
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the UCAS website Apply directly if we are your only option Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7474