BTEC LEVEL 4 HNC in Engineering (General Engineering)

What is the Course About?

Faculty: Environment & Sustainability

Department: Engineering

This course is designed to be studied on a full-time basis over one academic year. The course is intended for those persons who have an interest in Engineering and for those wishing to continue with their studies to HND / degree level or beyond. The College-based units studied are arranged to allow students to obtain appropriate experience in industry.

What subjects will I study?

Eight units are to be studied during the one-year period four of which are core. Four options can be selected to make up the balance.

• Engineering Design (core)

• Engineering Maths (core)

• Engineering Science (core)

• Managing a Professional Project (core)

Optional units which can be studied subject to timetabling are:

• Materials, Properties & Testing

• Mechanical Principles

• Electrical & Electronic Principles

• Electrical Systems & Fault Finding

• Machining and Processing of Engineering Material


• Quality & Process Improvement

Days and hours of attendance

The course is normally run over two full days.

Specialist uniform and/or kit required

Saferty equipment will be provided.

Useful links

A quick guide to course fees

Student Awards (Grants)


International Applications

Student Emergency Fund

What are my progression and career options?

HND/Degree level study, entry into employment.

How will I be assessed?

Progress in most units will be monitored by continuous assessment, predominantly through the use of written assignments and closed/open-book tests, but also through case studies, project work and presentations.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements can be in any of the following qualifications (or their equivalent):

• An OCR Foundation Diploma, with passes in the units Maths for Engineering, Science for Engineering and Principles of either Electrical and Electronic or Mechanical Engineering or,

• A BTEC National Certificate / Diploma in an Engineering discipline (or equivalent) or,

• Study at A Level standard in two appropriate subjects with a pass grade in one (study of Mathematics at A Level is an advantage), equivalent to 32 UCAS points.

You will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the application process