HNC/HND inEngineering (Electrical/Electronic, Manufacturing or Mechanical)

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 allow you to study either full-time or part-time 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.

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 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. 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

HND Electrical/Electronic (HNC modules plus)

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

HNC Manufacturing Engineering

  • 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.

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. On successful completion of 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 2024

Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time
  • Full Time



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs: (Per Year)

  • Part Time (PT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £0
  • Full Time (FT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £7,750
  • Non EU: £12,500

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 24/25NFK1091


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