HNC in General Engineering // Level 4

This part-time HNC course is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are currently employed full-time in the engineering sector. If you are unable to attend college on a day release basis, but are keen to upskill to further your career in engineering, then this course is ideal for you.

The Level 4 HNC in General engineering has been designed to accommodate individuals from all aspects of engineering and hence, is not biased towards mechanical or electrical engineers. As a result, you will receive a broad grounding and education in a range of engineering subjects incorporating the study units below.


1 Engineering Design 15 4 M
2 Engineering Maths 15 4 M
3 Engineering Science 15 4 M
4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project 15 4 M
8 Mechanical Principles 15 4 S
13 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines 15 4 S
19 Electrical and Electronic Principles 15 4 S
22 Electronic Circuits and Devices 15 4 S

Entry requirements

Generally, students should be at least 18 years old and have either: a full Level 3 National Diploma in a relevant discipline, or an extended Level 3 National Diploma in a relevant discipline, or at least one A Level and a minimum of four GCSEs (incl. Maths and Science) at grade C or above. An interview is required.


Centre devised assignments, typically four per unit (one per learning outcome).

Progression & Careers

Progression onto an HND or Foundation Degree in Engineering. The College has very good relationships with local and national employers to make sure that your training gets you up-to-date with all the skills employers are looking for and opens up a wide variety of career paths.

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Course detail
Classification HNC
Course Mode Part-time
Level Level 4
Duration Two years
Location Coast Road Campus
Annual fee £2175.00
Start September