Multi-Skill General Engineering

York College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd
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Course summary

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The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Multi-Skill General Engineering provides an industry recognised route into technical and managerial careers in engineering. You can complete the full HNC in 18 months part-time or one year full-time, as opposed to the two years most providers require, saving you time and money. The programme is structured to enable you to train while you work and will allow you to top up to HND once completed. You will study in the new, York College Construction and Skills Centre, a purpose built facility containing two large workshop spaces, engineering labs, classrooms and IT suites meeting the needs of your studies, as well as those of the industry. The Engineering department staff are dedicated to ensure you receive the support you need including one-on-one contact. With a huge range of industry experience, you can be confident you will learn the latest industry practises in state-of-the-art surroundings. Assessment is by assignment work, which includes calculations, lab work, circuit/system simulations, programming, research and investigations. In year 2 there is also a design, implementation and evaluation project. The HNC in Multi-Skill General Engineering feeds directly into the Higher National Diploma in Multi-Skill General Engineering course. This qualification provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. Fulltime learners have the opportunity to do this through formal work placements or part-time employment experience. Course themes across the full course (HNC and HND) include;

  • Engineering Design
  • Research project
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Engineering Maths
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Quality and Process Improvement
  • Engineering Science
  • Commercial Programming Software
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacture

Course details


The Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme is an eight-unit, 125-credit qualification. At present the planned units are: • Analytical Methods for Engineers • Engineering Science • Electrical Electronic Principles • Programmable Logic Circuits • Digital Analogue Devices and Circuits • Instrumentation and Control Principles • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation • Business Management Techniques for Engineers

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH6Y8
Institution code Y70
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC National Certificate/Diploma/ Extended Diploma in an Electrical/ Electronic Engineering discipline.

Where an alternative BTEC Level 3 Engineering qualification has been achieved individual electrical/electronic unit achievement would be considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7200 Year 1
Scotland £7200 Year 1
Wales £7200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Part-time fee £5750
Multi-Skill General Engineering at York College University Centre - UCAS