HNC/HND in Engineering

The HNC/D in Engineering is a well-established and recognised qualification within the engineering industry and is a vital qualification for those who wish to progress on to a higher-level qualification or more senior positions within the sector. Our HNC/Ds in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic Engineering provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills required to work towards a degree in Engineering and a career in the industry. Upon successful completion of the two-year HND qualification you will have the opportunity to gain a full honours degree via a ‘Top-Up’ Course.

COURSE CONTENT

The HNC/D in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering allows you to work towards meeting the educational requirements of a specialist engineer. During the qualification, you will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of core modules. The course has been developed in collaboration with external partners to ensure that your education is relevant and up to date. Emphasising the importance of work-based experience, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to existing companies and gain valuable skills that will inform your future practice. Your practical skills will be further developed by completing a wide range of practical activities and experiments undertaken during your studies.

HNC ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Electrical Machines or Electronic Devices
  • CAD
  • Digital Principles

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (HNC MODULES PLUS)

  • Research Project
  • Further Mathematics
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
  • Industrial Systems
  • Analogue Electronic Systems to Utilisation of EP
  • Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles

HNC MANUFACTURING

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Design
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Production Engineering for Manufacture
  • Materials, Properties and Testing
  • CAD
  • Quality and Process Improvement

HND MANUFACTURING (HNC MODULES PLUS)

  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Sustainability
  • Industrial Services

HNC MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Design
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • CAD
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

HND MECHANICAL (HNC MODULES PLUS)

  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Further Mathematics
  • Sustainability
  • Further Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles
  • Virtual Engineering

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

64 tariff points in A Level subjects including maths or a Level 3 BTEC in an engineering discipline.

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

This course will enhance your employability and prepare you for the next level in your career. On successful completion of the HNC you can progress to the HND. On successful completion of the HND you may be eligible to enrol onto a BEng/BSc Top-Up degree.