HNC/D inEngineering (General)

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 Engineering allow you to study either full-time or part-time (evening options available) providing 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 HND you will have the opportunity to gain a full honours degree via a 'Top-Up' Course.

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Course Content

This programme is designed to give you the flexibility and technical capability to be one of the engineers of the future, by exploring the integrated nature of engineering in general. This includes design, manufacture, maintenance, mechanical and electronic and electrical engineering. This knowledge can be applied across a huge range of industries, from food to plastics or pharmaceuticals. You could also work in utilities or even the armed forces. The HNC/D qualification is widely recognised in its own right and provides students with the skills required for employment in a broad range of industries with either a managerial or technical bias. This course will equip you with skills and knowledge across a range of core and more specialist units. The course will suit you if you’ve completed relevant studies at an advanced level (A Level or equivalent) or have relevant industry experience and want to pursue a career in engineering. This course has been developed in collaboration with our 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.



  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Design
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • CAD
  • Material, Properties and Testing

HND (HNC modules plus)

  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Further Mathematics
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Analogue Electronic Systems
  • Advaanced Mechanical Principles
  • Virtual Engineering

Entry Requirements

64 tariff points in A Level subjects including maths or a Level 3 BTEC in an engineering discipline. Minimum grade 4/C in GCSE maths and English.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice.

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. Once sucessfully completing the HND you may be eligible to enrol onto a BEng/BSc Top-Up degree.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts


  • September 2023

Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • Part Time (PT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £4,500
  • Non EU: £4,500

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 23/24NPK1091


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