HNC in Engineering

Qualification: BTEC HNC
Level 4

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About this course

This course is ideal for achieving a Higher Education level qualification in engineering and for career development. It will prepare you for progression in your current employment and for further studies at university. 

You will develop the concepts, knowledge, skills and techniques required for working in today's engineering and manufacturing industry at a higher level.

The course includes both electrical and mechanical topics providing you with a broad range of knowledge, skills and ability, leading to you gaining either a HNC in General Engineering or a HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

"The HNC has helped me build a strong foundation for my career in Engineering and I've even been promoted at work as a direct result of the course. The tutors are friendly, experienced and willing to help." Dmitrijus Sluka, now Project Engineer at CooperVision.

Financial assistance
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What you will learn
  • Mechanical and electrical science
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Engineering design
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Managing a professional engineering project
  • Quality and process improvement
  • Mechatronics
Learning style

This course is a combination of classroom based lectures, tutorials, practical tasks working in groups and individually. 


City College boasts specially designed and fully equipped workshops which provide realistic working environments.

  • Extensive fabrication & welding workshops
  • Machining workshop
  • Electronics workshop
  • Modern CAD 2D and 3D equipment & software

100% Coursework/practical.

Entry requirements

You should be at least 18 years of age and have:

  • A-Level in maths and science or physics (grade A*-C) OR
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering
  • Those with substantial professional experience in the sector who have GCSE in maths, science and English (grades A*-C/9-5) will be considered
  • Those with substantial professional experience in the sector who have passed a bridging course (e.g. BTEC Certificate in Engineering) will be considered
  • You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto the course
What next?
  • HND, foundation degree or honours degree in engineering
  • Employment in a range of engineering disciplines such as manufacturing and project management
Additional information

This qualification is awarded by BTEC Edexcel, 190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH. Telephone 0844 576 0026

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