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Course summary

Gear up for a career beyond the assembly line. Our industry focused HNC provides you with the components for a shining manufacturing engineering career. As a part-time programme, our course allows you to assemble engineering skills and experience around your employment. Our Manufacturing Engineering HNC introduces a range of engineering fundamentals and business knowledge allowing you to improve existing manufacturing processes. You will also be exposed to management training and how to apply it to the production environment to become a multifaceted production manager. As you progress through our modules, you’ll develop an understanding of engineering in different contexts, you’ll also learn about different materials and their properties, as well as how to test them effectively and safely. You’ll cover production, manufacturing, and other engineering modules and will be able to take your career in multiple directions. You’ll broaden your understanding of design, maths, and science, learning how these fields work in tandem in engineering. Progression from this course may include relevant employment, a Higher National Diploma (HND) or stepping into a senior position.


Modules may include Year 1 Engineering Design (15 credits) Engineering Maths (15 credits) Engineering Science (15 credits) Engineering Management (15 credits) Year 2 Managing a Professional Engineering Project (15 credits) Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials (15 credits) Production Engineering for Manufacture (15 credits) Quality and Process Improvement (15 credits)

Assessment method

HNCs in Engineering are assessed using a combination of internal assessment (set and marked by Leeds City College), and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments (which are set by Pearson and marked by centres): In particular, the assessments include: ● One core unit for the HNC will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment. ● All other units are assessed by centre-devised assignments.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

At present we do not hold a Tier 4 licence and so are unable to accept applications from international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• A* to C grade in GCSE Maths, relevant A-levels, relevant BTEC Level 3/National Certificate at MM or above, also industrial experience will also be considered. • English: Level B2 (CEFR), PTE 51, IELTS 6 or equivalent. • Suitable reference (e.g. from line manager or tutor)

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3975 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3975 Year 1
Scotland £3975 Year 1
Wales £3975 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year.
Manufacturing Engineering at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS