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Developed in collaboration with our external partners, this HNC has been designed to equip you with the necessary skills and understanding required to build a successful career within the industry. This two-year, part-time course combines theoretical understanding with practical work experience and aims to prepare you for the complex technical challenges that exist within the field of engineering.

Course Content

With the flexibility to construct a learning programme that is specific to your individual requirements, this HNC aims to enhance your skills and improve your abilities in order to develop you as a rounded practitioner. Studying a core of maths, science and engineering principles, this course allows you to study additional modules designed to broaden your understanding and diversify your applied knowledge.

Designed to meet the needs of the manufacturing, mechanical, electrical power and electronic sectors, we offer engineering students industry-standard workshops and modernised learning facilities in which to conduct practical tasks. You will be to expected manage your own workload and commit to a level of self-directed study; however, support will be continually available from our experienced team. You will also be invited to take part in study skills development which will enable you to gain valuable academic skills and techniques.

The HNC in Engineering is split into three pathways; HNC Engineering: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, HNC Engineering: Manufacturing Engineering or HNC Engineering: Mechanical Engineering. All HNC Engineering students will study the same core modules and then will study mandatory and optional units relating to their chosen pathway.

HNC Engineering core modules:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project


Electrical and Electronic Pathway: Mandatory and Specialist Units

Electrical and Electronic principles

Manufacturing Engineering Pathway: Mandatory and Specialist Units

Production Engineering for Manufacture
Quality and Process Improvement

Mechanical Engineering Pathway: Mandatory and Specialist Units

Mechanical Principles
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines


As a part time student you will have a personal tutor with whom your group will meet every week.

Your course leader is responsible for the organisation and delivery of the course. They can help you with any queries about the course content etc. You are required to fully attend the course and meet all deadlines for the submission of work. Punctuality and good behaviour are, of course, expected of all students.


Entry Requirements

  • 64 UCAS points in A Level subjects including maths
  • Level 3 BTEC in an engineering discipline
  • Minimum level 4 in GCSE maths and English

Mature students with industrial experience and some post-16 study in a mathematically related discipline but who lack the above qualifications are encouraged to apply

Progression Opportunities

Using the subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills acquired on this course, you may choose to enter employment directly or pursue Higher Education. Successful achievement of this HNC allows you to progress on to study additional modules to achieve a Higher National Diploma or enter the second year of the Foundation Degree in Engineering here at Loughborough College. Recent graduates have also achieved prosperous careers in research and development, design and management, and technical sales and production.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts



Course Duration:

2 Years

College Course Code:

  • 18/19NPK1091
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