Engineering HNC/HND

Engineering HNC/HND


Awarded by Pearson

Who is this course for?

This two-year course has been prepared in consultation with Universities, professional institutions and respected industrial companies. Candidates may take a one-year option and study an HNC in general engineering, and then may opt to take a second year and complete an HND. As an alternative, the HNC can be studied part time over two years. Attendance is two evenings per week. This part-time offer is particularly aimed at those currently employed in the engineering industry and entry is by interview only. The College has invested heavily in the equipment of a new projects laboratory. This includes state-of-the-art electronics equipment, a suite of high specification workstations running industry specified software, and mechanical experimentation hardware.


You should have 64 UCAS points or a BTEC Extended Diploma (MPP with at least a Merit in Further Mathematics). A Level applicants must have Grade C in Mathematics.


Units offered in the first year will be:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • CAD for Maintenance Engineers

The course is full time, based around four blocks of seven weeks, with each block containing two units. Consequently, the course will be complete in 28 weeks leaving candidates the opportunity to gain work experience over the prolonged summer break.

Support will be available via the college Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where learning materials will be published.

Assessment is by a variety of methods but predominantly by assignment. Candidates should be aware from the outset that assignment deadlines will be strictly enforced and that considerable self-study will be required.

Many HNC students progress to degree programmes, particularly those with company sponsorship. Plans are in place for a progression route with the University of Wolverhampton after the HND.


Key Facts
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UCAS Course Code
Sandwell College S08 - HNC Course Code N101, HND Course Code N102

Course Duration
2 years, full time (HND); 2 years, 2 evenings per week, part time (HNC)

Course Fees
£5000 per year full time (HND)/£2500 per year part time (HNC)

Entry Requirements
See course details

Further Information

0800 622 006

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