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General Engineering – HNC Level 4

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About the course

Targeted at meeting the needs of local engineering employers, this course is ideal for those working in an engineering related field looking to boost their career prospects and increase their skills. You’ll learn sector-specific skills, and gain plenty of practical and theoretical knowledge through research, self study, directed study and workplace activities. You’ll explore the core principles of engineering, including project management, design, engineering maths and science and quality process and improvement.

Topics and units

The course contains a number of core subjects plus selected specialist units appropriate to local needs. An example of the course units are;
– Engineering Design
– Engineering Maths
– Engineering Science
– Managing a Professional Engineering Project
– Renewable Energy
– Mechanical Principles
– Quality and Process Improvement
– Electrical and Electronic Principles

Careers and progression

You can progress onto an HND in Engineering. Once completed, you can progress to university to top up.
Careers: Engineering technician, quality supervisor, maintenance supervisor

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths (grade A*-C) and one A Level or AS Level pass in maths or a scientific subject. Those with industry experience or mature students who don’t fulfil requirements will be considered individually.

Additional information

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What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Higher education


2 year

Start date



Haybridge Road


£2,950 per year


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