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Course summary

The Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Engineering are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. They provide a wide-ranging study of the engineering sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue a career in engineering. In addition to the skills, knowledge and techniques that underpin the study of the sector, you will gain experience in the breadth and depth of the sector to prepare you for employment, progression within employment or further study. After successfully completing the Higher National Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of engineering. You will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and have the qualities of personal responsibility needed for employment. You will also develop a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent working with growing fault finding and problem-solving strategies, and organisational awareness. You will be adaptable and flexible in your approach to work, showing resilience under pressure and the ability to meet challenging targets within a reasonable, pre-set, timeframe. You will also demonstrate regard for the ethical responsibilities of the engineer, for cost and for the importance of protecting and sustaining the environment


The core units are: ● Unit 1: Engineering Design ● Unit 2: Engineering Maths ● Unit 3: Engineering Science ● Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project*. *Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project is also the Pearson-set assignment unit. For the General Engineering pathway, students take the four mandatory core units and an additional four optional units.

Assessment method

• internally assessed centre-devised internal assignments • internally assessed Pearson-set Units

How to apply

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Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We currently do not accept international applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry Requirements BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering OR An A Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5995 Year 1
Scotland £5995 Year 1
Wales £5995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2022 entry information and are subject to change for 2023
Engineering (General Engineering) at Barnsley College Higher Education - UCAS