HNC in General Engineering

Overview of courses

HNC in General Engineering

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in General Engineering (RQF): 603/0450/9

Part time two year course (1 day per week)

Overview

The HNC in Engineering provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the multi-skilled maintenance engineering sector. Successful completion of the HNC programme means you will gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific engineering qualification to enter employment as an engineer/technician - or progress to Higher Education Vocational Qualifications or apprenticeships.

The HNC in Engineering programme will help you to integrate and apply electrical/mechanical maintenance engineering principles to both a vocational and professional context. The programme develops core skills and knowledge of the subject discipline through a sustained programme of development which not only develops essential skills, but also the development of key abilities: employability, enterprise and skills.

On commencement of the programme, you will be introduced to core maths and science modules, in which you will be encouraged and given the opportunity to extend your mathematical and scientific understanding. Theoretical and practical activities are designed to enhance mathematical and scientific abilities and develop confidence in these core, important skill areas.

The HNC develops higher level engineering skills in a technological and management context and provides you with opportunities to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance and progression in working life.

Duration

Part time two year course (1 day per week)

Start Date

September 2022 - click here to download the application form.

Admission Criteria

Admission to Level 4 (HNC) would normally be on the basis of the applicant possessing a minimum of 120 UCAS points (excluding functional skills) or equivalent in an appropriate discipline, including sufficient maths based content, for example:

  • Appropriate Engineering based L3 Diploma (M, P)
  • L3 Extended Diploma (P, P, P)
  • Appropriate A Levels (Grade C or above)

Seta welcomes applications from those with substantial relevant work experience in an engineering discipline in lieu of the minimum entry requirements.

Programme aims

The HNC in Engineering course provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and competencies required in the mechanical/electrical engineering sector. The overall aims of the programmes are to:

  • Develop the education and training of multi skilled engineers/technicians to a professional level in a variety of types of technical work including design, manufacture, maintenance and technical service areas of the engineering industry.
  • Provide opportunities for engineers/technicians to achieve a nationally recognised level four vocational qualification.
  • Develop higher level skills in a technological management context.
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop and apply a range of skills techniques and attributes essential for effective performance at work with increased autonomy.
  • Produce Higher National graduates with the requisite skills, knowledge, understanding and personal attributes necessary to contribute effectively to their chosen profession and to manage their own continuous professional development.
  • Provide a programme that fulfils the educational requirements, at the IEng level, of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Programme Units

HNC Mandatory units

Unit Title

Yr1

Yr2

Unit  1: Engineering Design

X

 

Unit  2: Engineering Maths

X

 

Unit  3: Engineering Science

X

 

Unit  4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set)

X

 

 

HNC units – Mechanical

Unit Title

Yr1

Yr2

Unit  8: Mechanical principles

 

X

Unit  13: Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

 

X

Unit  79: Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Engineering

 

X

Unit  11: Fluid Mechanics

 

X

 

HNC units – Electrical

Unit Title

Yr1

Yr2

Unit 19: Electrical and Electronic Principles

 

X

Unit  21: Electrical Machines

 

X

Unit  78: Programmable Logic Controllers

 

X

Unit  19: Electrical Systems and Fault Finding

 

X

 

HNC units – General – Any 4 of the units below – subject to availability

Unit Title

Yr1

Yr2

Unit  8: Mechanical principles

 

X

Unit  13: Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

 

X

Unit  79: Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Engineering

 

X

Unit  11: Fluid Mechanics

 

X

Unit 19: Electrical and Electronic Principles

 

X

Unit  21: Electrical Machines

 

X

Unit  78: Programmable Logic Controllers

 

X

Unit  19: Electrical Systems and Fault Finding

 

X

Costs

The cost of the course is £2,360 per year (2 year course) with the registration cost of £200.00 applied in year 1 only. The total cost for the two year programme is £4920. This can be invoiced at the beginning of each year or invoiced quarterly.

The HNC is also available as part of a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship from. However, it should be noted that it will not be possible to place a current Level 3 Advanced Apprentice on the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship programme until they have completed their Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

To apply or for more information contact Seta on 0191 416 2860 or email enquiries@seta.co.uk