Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical) at Leicester College - UCAS

Leicester College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical)

Course summary

Choose between two pathways of mechanical and electrical engineering with our specially designed two-year course. With access to industry-standard facilities and teaching by professional experts, you'll complete research projects in an area of your choice. Advance your knowledge and expand your employability with this course and open up your opportunities to complete an engineering degree. This qualification is well regarded throughout the industry and the academic world. Career opportunities include managerial and technical positions in mechanical or electrical engineering. This is a two-year full-time programme in which an HNC is completed in year one and HND in year two. With a career in engineering as your chosen route, this level 4/5 course offers pathways in both mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering. The HNC/HND in engineering course is designed to enable students who may have come through a vocational route to progress into higher education, building on the knowledge gained at level 3. Once you have achieved the HND (after two years of study) you will be able to apply to study for a further year to obtain a full degree at university.


In year one you will study for the HNC in engineering: eight units must be completed. Two pathways are available: Electrical/electronic engineering units include engineering design; engineering mathematics; engineering science; managing an engineering project; electronic and electrical principles; automation robotics and PLCs; instrumentation and control; electronic circuits and devices. Mechanical engineering units include engineering design; engineering mathematics; engineering science; managing an engineering project; mechanical principles; fundamentals of thermodynamics and heat engines; materials properties and testing; mechanical workshop practices; and computer-aided design and manufacture. After successful completion of the HNC in year one, you will study a further eight units for the HND in year two. Electrical/electronic units include research project (double unit); professional engineering management; further mathematics; industrial power electronics and storage; industrial systems; further electrical, electronic and digital principles; utilisation of electrical power. Mechanical engineering units include a research project (double unit); professional engineering management; further mathematics; advanced mechanical principles; virtual engineering; further thermodynamics; advanced manufacturing techniques.

Assessment method

You will undertake a range of both written and practical assignments, presentations and in-class controlled assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leicester College is not a Home Office Student Sponsor and does not accept applications from international students. We can only accept applications from students already resident in the UK. EU / EEA nationals resident in the UK must be able to demonstrate that they have gained either ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-settled’ status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Other non-UK nationals (apart from Irish nationals) must demonstrate they have valid UK residency / leave to remain in the UK to be considered for admission. Right to study in the UK does not automatically confer Home fee status and you may be required to undertake a fee status assessment to confirm your eligibility for student funding.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required for non-English speakers

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
EU £10700 Year 1
International £10700 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical) at Leicester College - UCAS