Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Higher National Certificate (HNC) courses are matched to the needs of work. Designed with employers, they give you the practical and professional skills needed in the industry and the role you want. Because HNCs relate to a particular field of work, they can lead straight to employment, or even be taken whilst at work to gain professional status and progress in your career. Most of our HNCs are available to study full-time over one year, or part-time over two years, making it easier to train while working and balance home and work life. HNCs are very highly regarded qualifications by employers in the UK and overseas for their relevance and quality; they can also count towards membership of professional bodies and employer organisations. Our HNC in Engineering gives you the theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to begin your journey in the electronics industry. Covering everything from analytical methods and electronic principles to advanced CAD techniques and engineering software it is an ideal base from which to map out a career. The course begins with analytical methods and the mathematical strategies and processes involved in solving a wide range of engineering problems. It continues with an exploration of electrical and electronic principles and electronics in more depth. Moving onto design, you will learn advanced CAD techniques, 2D and 3D modelling skills, and computer simulation in support of engineering tasks. In a software module, you will learn to solve real engineering problems and present solutions. Finally, your knowledge of electronic engineering will be tested in an individual engineering project. It represents a significant amount of work, in which you must be proactive in managing your own learning and identifying the resources to complete the task. The aims of the project are to ensure that you understand engineering disciplines and show how you integrate engineering topics into a range of project tasks.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4625 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4625 Year 1
Scotland £4625 Year 1
Wales £4625 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Engineering at Petroc - UCAS