@ £ £ £ i P 3

HNC/HND inEngineering (Electrical/Electronic, Manufacturing or Mechanical)

NSS LogoProud to achieve 100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020 - 2021
The HNC/D in Engineering is a well-established and recognised qualification within the engineering industry, and is a vital qualification for those who wish to progress on to a higher-level qualification or more senior positions within the sector. Our HNC/Ds in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic Engineering allow you to study either full-time or part-time providing you with the specialist knowledge and skills required to work towards a degree in Engineering and a career in the industry. Upon successful completion of the HND you will have the opportunity to gain a full honours degree via a 'Top-Up' Course.

Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • September 2024



Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time
  • Full Time

Course Duration:

2 Years

College Code:



The HNC/D in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering allows you to work towards meeting the educational requirements of a specialist engineer. During the qualification, you will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of core modules. The course has been developed in collaboration with our external partners to ensure that your education is relevant and up-to-date. Emphasising the importance of work-based experience, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to existing companies and gain valuable skills that will inform your future practice. Your practical skills will be further developed by completing a wide range of practical activities and experiments undertaken during your studies.


HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Electrical Machines or Electronic Devices
  • CAD
  • Digital Principles

  • Research Project
  • Further Mathematics
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
  • Industrial Systems
  • Analogue Electronic Systems ot Utalisation of EP
  • Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles

Course Modules

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Design
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Production Engineering for Manufacture
  • Materials, Properties and Testing
  • CAD
  • Quality and Process Improvement

HND Manufacturing (HNC modules plus)

  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Sustainability
  • Industrial Services

HNC Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Design
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • CAD
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

HND Mechanical (HNC modules plus)

  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Further Mathematics
  • Sustainability
  • Further Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles
  • Virtual Engineering


64 tariff points in A Level subjects including maths or a Level 3 BTEC in an engineering discipline.


This course will enhance your employability and prepare you for the next level in your career. On successful completion of the HNC you can progress to the HND. On successful completion of the HND you may be eligible to enrol onto a BEng/BSc Top-Up degree.

Course Costs

Programme Costs (Per Year):

  • Part Time (PT):

  • UK / EU Residents: £0
  • Full Time (FT):

  • UK / EU Residents: £7,750
  • Non EU: £12,500

The fees and information stated on this page are for the 2023/24 academic year and may change for the 2024/25 academic year. We will update fee and course information for 2024/25 as soon as it is available.

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included, while studying a course within the Engineering department are listed below:

  • DBS checks, where required, are included in the fees.
  • The cost of all assessments at first attempt are included in your course fees, but if you do not pass at first attempt you will be responsible for resit fees, at a cost of £40 per module.
  • The Engineering department run an annual field trip abroad and whilst this is not a compulsory part of the programme, it is educationally relevant. Students are asked to make a contribution towards the costs of this trip, normally around £200-250. Students will also be asked to make an additional contribution towards food, which varies depending on the duration of the trip.
  • The department runs a number of day trips and additional workshops/ qualifications, which students do not pay for. A refundable deposit may be asked for which is normally around £20. The deposit is refunded upon attendance/ successful completion of the course. There may be some food and drink costs and you should budget for day trips, which will vary depending on duration and venue.
  • All work is electronically submitted. You may need to provide a printed copy of your final dissertation and poster. The estimated cost for this is around £20-£25 per student in the final year.

Please click here for a full breakdown of our fees policy

Find out more about the course costs and Financial Support available, or contact our Undergraduate Admission Team for more information.


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.

What Next

visit an open day

Register Now

It’s great to read about a college and what it has to offer, but there’s really no substitute for experiencing it at our open day.

Visit our Open Day

need more information

get in touch

Our team of experts will be able to help answer any questions you have, from finance and funding to requesting a prospectus we’ve got you covered.


find out

how to apply

Great!, you’ve found the perfect course, now find out how to apply and get start looking forward to starting studying with us!