HNC Engineering

UCAS Code: T01 184H Credit Level: 4 Credit Value: 120 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 1 year full-time (two years part-time)
HNC Engineering Awarding body

About the HNC Engineering course

The engineering industry continues to grow in the United Kingdom, with a broad range of careers available. The Scarborough area alone boasts many small and medium sized engineering businesses.

This course offers you the opportunity to experience the exciting world of engineering and to develop the skills required to progress into the engineering industry.

Engineering is not a single subject, but includes a whole host of disciplines. This ranges from Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and is a constantly evolving profession as technologies develop. Because of this, the course has been designed to provide you with a broad and well-balanced curriculum, including electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, pneumatics and hydraulics and project management.

In addition to these units you will study the fundamental principles that underpin all engineering disciplines, including Mathematics and Science. These will stand you in good stead for further studies at HND level.

The course has been designed to have an even balance of practical and theory based learning. Practical activities allow you to develop skills through guided learning tasks and independent investigations.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of level 3 qualifications with a minimum of 48 UCAS points.

This can include A-Levels and vocational qualifications such as EAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Engineering (merit minimum) and BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Engineering (merit minimum). Students who have studied other level 3 technical and vocational qualifications will also be considered.

There is a requirement for GCSE grades of 4 or above (A* to C) in English and Mathematics.

Candidates who do not hold the entry requirements specified are welcome to apply. Knowledge such as relevant industrial experience can be taken into account and these candidates will be interviewed and set an entry test to determine their suitability and ability to access the course.

Learning & Teaching Methods

This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document.  However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures.   If the campus is closed TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely.  If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support.  We will make decisions on the delivery hours for each programme as government advice becomes clearer.  We are currently reviewing this programme and some elements of the published programmes may need to change in order for students to achieve.  We will advise you of these changes once they are completed.

Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential.

A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, workshops, student led seminars and practical sessions. Integrating a work-based or placement opportunity, students will be visited in the workplace by a member of Institute staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market.

Programme Benefits

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in the Engineering sector. Engineering careers can begin with work opportunities with small to medium enterprise organisations (those with less than 250 employees) or with national and multi-national organisations.

Many also go onto to self employment which is usually not possible until a graduate has several years experience. Other graduates will go on to work for large organisations which may comprise roles in engineering management; engineering maintenance and servicing, project management, design engineering, planning or working on large infrastructure projects linked to the engineering and construction industries.

What next?

Students who complete this programme can progress to a Higher National Diploma (HND) or directly into the second year of an appropriate degree.