HNC/HND in General Engineering

Engineering student using machine

These courses are designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of engineering technologies used by businesses nationally and globally. By studying the theory behind these technologies, you will develop knowledge of how engineering systems feature in everyday life. These courses provide advanced technical knowledge through general engineering principles, concepts and theory. You will study higher-level technical vocational engineering skills to prepare you for a range of related occupations. The HNC course can be topped up to an HND qualification with further study.

“The facilities here are great and there are plenty of resources on-site to support my studies. There is a positive social aspect that comes from studying at a smaller university as a great community is created.”

Jake Owen Higher National Certificate - Diploma Level 4 in General Engineering
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2022/23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Engineering

The Engineering sector is ideal for those who are innovative and aim for a high quality assurance.

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Mechanical Engineer

Average salary - £42,400

Mechanical Engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle, building services and other mechanical items.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Turn research ideas into technical plans, using computer aided design/modelling (CAD/CAM)
  • Carry out surveys of mechanical systems and equipment
  • Research and assess new products and innovations
  • Present design plans and data to managers and clients
  • Oversee maintenance programmes and quality control
  • Manage and lead a project team of technicians, designers and other engineering professionals
Working environments

You could work in an office, in a factory or visit sites. Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers.

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Electrical Engineer

Average salary - £52,500

Electrical Engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Carry out feasibility studies for new technical developments
  • Draw up project plans and circuit diagrams using computer-assisted engineering and design software
  • Estimate costs and project timings
  • Coordinate the work of technicians and craftspeople
  • Test installations and systems, and analyse test data
  • Make sure projects meet safety regulations
Working environments

You could work in a factory, at a power station, in a workshop, at a research facility or in an office.

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In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the engineering sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Innovation
  • Problem Solving

What our students say

“The facilities here are great and there are plenty of resources on-site to support my studies. There is a positive social aspect that comes from studying at a smaller university as a great community is created.”

Jake Owen Higher National Certificate - Diploma Level 4 in General Engineering

“I enjoy socialising with the teachers and my peers, and the environment in class is really positive. I can ask for help confidently and I know the staff will help me with whatever it is I don't understand.”

Jack Liptrot Higher National Certificate - Diploma Level 4 in General Engineering

HNC/HND in General Engineering

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