Students will study eight units over 2 years and should achieve four units of study per year depending on the mode of study. 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
What else do I need to know?
The 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 HNC Engineering programme is intended for students who are in, or plan to enter into employment in the engineering industry. Suitable students are likely to hold a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in Engineering or an equivalent qualification. The department will also consider relevant industrial experience aligned with the level of the programme.
How is it assessed?
You will be assessed in many forms such as, but not limited to, written assignment work, project work, presentations, group work and practical based assessments. The Level 4 qualification has a minimum credit value of 120 credits. The final grade for each unit will be an aggregate of the grades achieved for each assignment with in that unit.
What financial support is on offer?
You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or Higher Education Loan to help with the costs of your course if you are 19 or older and the course you are studying is an eligible Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course. If you have any queries with regards to the funding of your course, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What can I do next?
Students will gain a nationally recognised and highly respected higher education qualification in engineering which can lead to employment or career enhancement in general Engineering or other Engineering Fields.
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.
Students could then go on to 'top-up' to a Bachelors degree.
How do I find out more?
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