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Lift Engineering HNC

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    2-4 years distance learning

  • Starting:

    January

  • Fees UK:

    Distance Learning: £735 per 20 credit module

  • Fees International:

    Distance Learning: £1,110 per 20 credit module

  • Location:

    Distance Learning

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

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Overview


If you are already working in the lift engineering sector, this course will develop your knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering, including mechanical, electrical, electronic and hydraulic engineering design and analysis. The course delivery is flexible, in a modular format, taught online so that you can choose when to study to fit around your work and personal life. You can study one module initially, as a taster, or as a way to update your skills in a specific area. To achieve the full HNC, you will need to complete modules to a total of 160 credits.

Updated 24/11/2020

Highlights


  • Access to visit and use University of Northampton services and facilities.
  • Flexible online learning to fit around your schedule.

Course Content


  • You will study the fundamentals of engineering, including mechanical, electrical, electronic and hydraulic engineering design and analysis. Examples used are taken from the lift industry to ensure that the course remains relevant and up to date for this diverse sector. You are also introduced to the concepts of contract management and business, as well as undertaking a work based project focusing on an area of your choice.

    This course will give you the skills required in electrical and mechanical science, together with mathematics and other engineering studies associated with the lift industry. Modules marked with an asterisk are studied through The Lift and Escalator Industry Association external to the University.

    The HNC Lift Engineering provides a gateway for direct entry to study for the FdSc Lift Engineering qualification with us.

     

  • How will I be taught?

    This is an online course allowing you to study wherever is most suitable for you.

    You will be assessed through multiple-choice assignments, tutor-marked assignments, project reports and logbook and end-of module tests.

    Are there any special features?

     

    • This course has been developed in conjunction with the lift industry in order to be relevant to your future career and what employers will expect you to be able to do.
    • Some of the modules are delivered externally by The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) with other modules studied with the University. For more information about these modules please visit the LEIA website.
  • 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.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Home – Distance Learning: £735 per 20 credit module
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,110 per 20 credit module

    Fees for LEIA modules are set by LEIA, and are paid directly to them.

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2021 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.

    • Home/ EU – Distance Learning: £730 per 20 credit module
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,100 per 20 credit module

    Fees for LEIA modules are set by LEIA, and are paid directly to them.

    Additional Costs

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

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

     

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Careers and Employability


This course is an excellent foundation for many jobs associated with lift engineering as well as further study. You will be able to progress onto the Foundation degree in Lift Engineering (which only requires a further four modules).

The HNC opens up the opportunity for complete academic progression, as you may choose to progress onto a BSc (Hons) or even the MSc in Lift Engineering.

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