HNC in Engineering for England at UCEN Manchester - UCAS

UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

HNC in Engineering for England

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Course summary

The Level 4 units lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to the engineering sector as well as a focused introduction to latest advancements in engineering. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for more specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and in the workplace. By the end of Level 4 study, students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of engineering. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as in general skills and qualities relevant to these key areas of engineering. Students are involved in a number of vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. There will be a mixture of seminars, lectures, tutorials and site visits to support the teaching and learning. All the books required for the course are available from the library. However, you may choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop which is highly recommended. Estimated costs for a laptop/desktop are £300. Materials are provided online, and assignments are submitted electronically. However, you might also wish to print other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Students will gain a wide range of scientific and engineering knowledge linked to practical skills obtained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios.


• Unit 4001: Engineering Design • Unit 4002: Engineering Maths • Unit 4004: Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set) • Unit 4006: Mechatronics • Unit 4008: Mechanical Principles • Unit 4014: Production Engineering for Manufacture • Unit 4017: Quality and Process Improvement • Unit 4020: Digital Principles

Assessment method

Assessments are carried out via assignments that will take on different forms depending on the unit you will be studying. These will include written reports, essays, research, portfolios and presentations.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Due to the new UKIV rules UCEN Manchester is unable to accept international students. Please contact the UCEN Admissions department for further information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Student to attend an interview and assessment to determine their suitability and capability. Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

Student Outcomes

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HNC in Engineering for England at UCEN Manchester - UCAS