If you have always had an interest in making things, combined with the creativity to solve technical problems, then this course can help you towards becoming an engineer to meet requirements for an all-round programme of study. About the course 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. You could apply this knowledge across a huge range of industries, from food to plastics or pharmaceuticals. You could also work in utilities or even the armed forces. With this course you will gain 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. The course contains significant project-based learning including laboratory investigations, design work, projects, case studies and tutorials. Core HNC (first year) modules include:
- engineering design
- engineering mathematics
- engineering science
- managing an engineering project
- electrical systems and fault-finding
- operations and plant management
- mechanical principles
- automation, robotics and PLC ('Programmable Logic Controller')
- research project
- professional engineering management
- further mathematics
- lean manufacturing
- industrial services
- further PLCs
- industrial systems
Core units: engineering design engineering maths engineering science managing an engineering project research project professional engineering management further mathematics lean manufacturing Specialist units: electrical systems and fault finding operations and plant management mechatronics automation, robotics and PLC industrial services further PLCs industrial systems
Assessed through a variety of individual assignments
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]
Additional entry requirements
Applicants may be asked to attend an informal interview.
As part of the admissions process, applicants may be asked to submit a portfolio of their recent work.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|