Course overviewThe HNC in Engineering is taught by experienced industry professionals who are experts in their field. The aim of the course is to provide skills, knowledge and behaviours for Technician Engineers to enable them to progress in industry. As part of this course, you will be encourage to develop high levels analytical skills linked to the sector along with the development and understanding of design concepts.
The programme is delivered over two full days per week and you would normally complete the HNC programme in one year.
The duration of the course and study mode may be adapted according to the needs of the individual student by negotiation with the Curriculum Leader. All students will be interviewed by one of our experts and entry requirements and suitability for the course can be discussed further.
Students will study eight units over a 1 year duration. The HNC qualification requires the achievement of at least a pass grade in a minimum of eight units. The HNC is constructed using four core units and four optional units selected by the delivery team in line with industry requirement.
For the HNC the core units are:
- Engineering Science
- Engineering Maths
- Engineering Design
- Managing a Professional Engineering Project
The teaching is designed to provide students with the required theoretical knowledge in the context of practical experiments and formal teaching. In addition to traditional teaching methods, wide use is made of industry standard software and technical equipment along with computer-based learning resources.
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What can I do next?
The HNC is equivalent to the first year at university and is a recognised Level 4 qualification. On completion of the HNC, students may choose to progress onto a HND which is is equivalent to the second year of a Bachelors degree. The HND course is offered subject to numbers and could be offered at either Newcastle or Stafford campuses.
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