Engineering (General Engineering) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The Higher National Diploma Top-Up in Engineering builds on students’ learning during the Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering. The course provides a comprehensive foundation for the current needs of industry in terms of the changing nature of moving away from the reliance on energy supply from a petrochemical basis to one where low carbon alternatives and the application of lean manufacturing philosophies are gaining dominance. Additionally, the study of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Embedded Systems included in the course supports the growing requirements for Engineers to have secure understanding for elements of automation and applications of ‘The Internet of Things’ which are vital for Industry 4.0. The course enables students to develop many core skills which are required within all Engineering sectors, such as independent research, analysis, evaluation, technical report writing and presentation skills.


Modules studied: • Research Project • Professional Engineering Management • Further Mathematics • Further Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) • Embedded Systems • Lean Manufacturing • Sustainability

Assessment method

The course is assessed through a blend of assignments, practical activities, activity write-ups, coursework/research projects, project reports and presentations. Analysis and problem-solving skills are developed and assessed through coursework and laboratory/workshop activities. Practical, research and design skills are developed and assessed through coursework, assignments and laboratory/workshop activities.

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

The City of Liverpool College is not licensed to receive applications from international applicants.

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

It is expected that all applicants will hold relevant Level 2 maths and English qualifications equivalent to GCSE grade C/4 or above. Mature students: The University Centre welcomes applications from mature students who have relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements. Mature students (over 21) without formal qualifications may be accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement. Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants may meet entry requirements through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which awards academic credits through recognition of prior learning via work and other life experiences. Recognition of Prior Learning is either certificated (RPCL) through formal assessment, or Experiential (RPEL) via skills and knowledge developed through work and voluntary activities. Students should refer to the RPL Policy on the University Centre website:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7400 Year 1
Scotland £7400 Year 1
Wales £7400 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Engineering (General Engineering) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS