General Engineering at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The HND in General Engineering course is designed to develop your knowledge and skills across a broad range of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering technologies that are essential to businesses in this rapidly evolving and dynamic sector of the economy. The course also aims to help you gain key transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. The broad curriculum will provide students with a firm grounding in engineering principles and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to develop and enhance crucial skills such as communication, teamwork, organising and planning, numeracy, problem solving, flexibility and adaptability, action planning, self-awareness, initiative, personal impact and confidence, environmental sustainability, and social, public and ethical responsibility. This two year Pearson BTEC course is designed for students wishing to progress or reinforce their studies prior to the final year of an honours degree or a career in engineering. This course is delivered by Warwickshire College and awarded by Pearson. For our Higher Education Terms and Conditions please visit


Modules may include: Year 1 – Level 4 Engineering Design Engineering Maths Engineering Science Managing a Professional Engineering Project Optional Modules Mechanical Principles Electrical/ Electronic Principles Programmable Logic Controllers Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Engineering Year 2 – Level 5 Research Project Professional Engineering Management Further Mathematics Lean Manufacturing Optional Modules Advanced Mech Principles Sustainability Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles

Assessment method

There will be a wide range of assessment methods and equipment appropriate to the learning outcomes and assessment criteria, and all assessments consider the practices used within the engineering sector. Whilst credit is awarded at a threshold level of achievement only, grading arrangements will apply to individual units which will allow for the award of merit and distinction achievement according to Pearson's published grading criteria. Assessment is considered an important part of the learning process. In formulating the methods of assessment for this award and care has been taken to ensure that all assessments test the skills and knowledge needed in the Engineering working environment. Assessment methods will include reports, problem-based assignments and presentations. There may be classroom tests led by the tutor but there are no formal examinations.

How to apply

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Rugby College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applicants will be assessed on individual experience and should be able to demonstrate a strong interest in a relevant sector of engineering and be able to study at higher education level. The college would consider applications from mature students with relevant work experience who may not have related formal academic qualifications.

Additional entry requirements


All applications will be subject to an interview and a Maths screening test which will assess previous knowledge at Level 3.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8735 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8735 Year 1
Scotland £8735 Year 1
Wales £8735 Year 1
EU £11950 Year 1
International £11950 Year 1

Additional fee information

WCUC tuition fees are listed per academic year and will remain for the duration of your course. The following course-related costs are not included in the tuition fees: Printing Cost of books that you might wish to purchase Cost of electrical equipment such as laptops, notebooks and stationery for your personal use Accommodation and living costs not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation webpage ( Sources of financial support If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained from our HE fees and financial support webpage ( Bursaries WCG also provides bursaries for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our HE fees and financial support webpage (
General Engineering at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS