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HNC Engineering (Manufacturing) (part-time)

Key course information

Engineering and Manufacturing


3 years

University Level

3250.00 per year

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Course Overview

Delivered at our Chippenham campus, the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering (Manufacturing) is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning.The course provides a wide ranging study of the manufacturing sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in this sector.In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the manufacturing engineering sector, this course will give you experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare you for further study or training.

What will I learn?

The course typically involves modules in the following subjects:

Year One (HNC):

- Engineering Design
- Engineering Maths
- Engineering Science
- Quality and Process Improvement
- Electro, Pneumatic and Hydralic Systems

Year Two (HNC):

- Engineering Project
- Production Engineering
- Mechanical Principles

Please note:

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Although Pearson do not specify formal entry requirements for students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Manufacturing Engineering (or a related subject).

A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (9 to 4 or equivalent) in subjects such as Maths and English.

Other related Level 3 qualifications.

An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved Further Education institution.

Related work experience.

An international equivalent of the above.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Studied part-time over three years, this course is assessed through a mixture of continuous assessment including coursework assignments, exams and written assessments for some higher grades.

Practical sessions take place in modern purpose built labs with specialist equipment and software provided.

You will have access to resources such as our online learning environment, eStudy, with free access to a wide range of eBooks.

Additional Costs and Information

You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this course via the college website.

You can contact the college on +44 (0)1225 756200 or email for more information.

The cost of this programme is £2,650 per year.

You may be expected to obtain relevant textbooks as recommended by individual lecturers.

Should you wish to progress to HND in a third year, then 2 additional HND units will need to be achieved during the second year of your HNC. These units are priced at £800 each but will be deducted from the overall HND fee in the 3rd year.
HND units in year 2 of the HNC are optional.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that Wiltshire College is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Engineering and Manufacturing

Career Opportunities

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

  • Drafting and Design Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst

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