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Engineering HNC

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 23/04/2020

Engineering HNC will give you the skills required in electrical and mechanical science, together with mathematics and other engineering studies.

The course is equivalent to the first stage of an undergraduate Engineering degree. This qualification offers a specialist programme of study which provides you with the key knowledge, understanding and lab-based practical skills required in the engineering sector.

Engineering HNC at UON provides a nationally recognised qualification (HNC 120 credits) offering career progression and professional development and opportunities to progress to HND and then on to an honours degree programme.

Course

Highlights

  • Industry focused programme
  • Nationally recognised qualification within the sector
  • Part time and Full time options
  • Progression courses available
  • Access to industry standard specialist facilities

Additional

Information

Formula Student

Engineering students at UON can get involved in our Formula Student project.

Formula Student challenges students to design and build ​​​a single-seat racing car in order to compete in static and dynamic events, to demonstrate their understanding of the vehicle while testing its performance.

Course Details

This programme has been designed to provide the flexible option of one or two-year attendance. The modules have been designed to explore the many areas of engineering and give the student a sound understanding of the analytical subjects related to engineering as well looking at the Engineering Industry and developing important skills in Engineering Design. You will undertake individual and group work to enhance your communication, research and presentation skills. You will also explore the use engineering drawing and the production of engineering models and drawings using computer technology. You will also study analysis of the key areas of quality standards sustainability project management and ethics.

This qualification is taught at the University of Northampton Waterside campus and offers full-time (2 days a week  – 2 semesters) and part-time (1 day a week, 2 semesters per year) study options.

To gain the HNC qualification you must complete six compulsory modules to a total of 120 credits and it may be possible for you to progress onto the HND or BSc (Hons) qualifications at the University of Northampton on completion of this course.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton, an interactive tour of our specialist facilities. Come along and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course will lay the foundations for you to enter careers and progress in a diverse range of engineering roles, including:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Engineering Technician

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Online enquiry form

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

As a course designed for people who are working in the lift industry, we do not expect the majority of applicants to have any formal qualifications but to have relevant work experience. Those without relevant work experience may enter the course with one A-level qualification as well as GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENG1004
    Core Module Y
  • Electrical Principles (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENG1005
    Core Module Y
  • Mechanical Principles (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENG1006
    Core Module Y
  • Analytical Methods for Technology (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENG1047
    Core Module Y
  • Materials Science (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENG1007
    Core Module Y
  • Engineering Industry Practice (20 Credits)
    Module code: ENG1048
    Core Module Y

Students must take all modules.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • Newly-built specialist Engineering labs and interactive learning zones
  • Dedicated Electrical/Electronics Lab
  • Dedicated Mechanical Science Lab
  • Dedicated Engineering Workshop
  • Full CAD facilities
  • Well designed and populated Virtual Learning Environment to offer students access to course notes, assignments and other learning resources.

Progression courses

Further your study

On completion of the HNC Engineering students can progress to the HND Engineering (top-up) then the BSC Engineering (top-up)

Following this the student can go onto:

Advanced Design and Manufacturing MSc

Fees & Funding

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time:£9,250
Part Time: Over 2 years £4,350* (60 Credits)

Additional Costs

There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry.

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,900

Additional Costs

There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Updated 23/04/2020

  • Engineering HNC will give you the skills required in electrical and mechanical science, together with mathematics and other engineering studies.

    The course is equivalent to the first stage of an undergraduate Engineering degree. This qualification offers a specialist programme of study which provides you with the key knowledge, understanding and lab-based practical skills required in the engineering sector.

    Engineering HNC at UON provides a nationally recognised qualification (HNC 120 credits) offering career progression and professional development and opportunities to progress to HND and then on to an honours degree programme.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Industry focused programme
    • Nationally recognised qualification within the sector
    • Part time and Full time options
    • Progression courses available
    • Access to industry standard specialist facilities
  • This programme has been designed to provide the flexible option of one or two-year attendance. The modules have been designed to explore the many areas of engineering and give the student a sound understanding of the analytical subjects related to engineering as well looking at the Engineering Industry and developing important skills in Engineering Design. You will undertake individual and group work to enhance your communication, research and presentation skills. You will also explore the use engineering drawing and the production of engineering models and drawings using computer technology. You will also study analysis of the key areas of quality standards sustainability project management and ethics.

    This qualification is taught at the University of Northampton Waterside campus and offers full-time (2 days a week  – 2 semesters) and part-time (1 day a week, 2 semesters per year) study options.

    To gain the HNC qualification you must complete six compulsory modules to a total of 120 credits and it may be possible for you to progress onto the HND or BSc (Hons) qualifications at the University of Northampton on completion of this course.

    Additional

    Information

    Formula Student

    Engineering students at UON can get involved in our Formula Student project.

    Formula Student challenges students to design and build ​​​a single-seat racing car in order to compete in static and dynamic events, to demonstrate their understanding of the vehicle while testing its performance.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton, an interactive tour of our specialist facilities. Come along and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

    • Career Opportunities

      This course will lay the foundations for you to enter careers and progress in a diverse range of engineering roles, including:

      • Mechanical Engineer
      • Electrical Engineer
      • Electronics Engineer
      • Maintenance Engineer
      • Engineering Technician
  • As a course designed for people who are working in the lift industry, we do not expect the majority of applicants to have any formal qualifications but to have relevant work experience. Those without relevant work experience may enter the course with one A-level qualification as well as GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Online enquiry form

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Introduction to Engineering Design (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENG1004
      Core Module Y
    • Electrical Principles (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENG1005
      Core Module Y
    • Mechanical Principles (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENG1006
      Core Module Y
    • Analytical Methods for Technology (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENG1047
      Core Module Y
    • Materials Science (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENG1007
      Core Module Y
    • Engineering Industry Practice (20 Credits)
      Module code: ENG1048
      Core Module Y

    Students must take all modules.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • Newly-built specialist Engineering labs and interactive learning zones
    • Dedicated Electrical/Electronics Lab
    • Dedicated Mechanical Science Lab
    • Dedicated Engineering Workshop
    • Full CAD facilities
    • Well designed and populated Virtual Learning Environment to offer students access to course notes, assignments and other learning resources.
  • 20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time:£9,250
    Part Time: Over 2 years £4,350* (60 Credits)

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,900

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

You might also like to consider

Engineering BSc (Hons) >

Engineering HND >

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour