The introduction of advanced technologies and new materials has created many interesting opportunities for the modern engineer. Whether you wish to develop a career in design, materials, maintenance or production, these courses will help you.

The HNC will focus on the education and training of operations and maintenance engineers and technicians. You may already be employed at a professional level in a variety of technical work, such as: operations and maintenance system design; manufacture, maintenance and technical services; mechatronic or instrumentation and control engineering work.

Length of study

You can study the HND full-time over two years, attending college two days each week. If you are employed you can study the HND part-time over four years, gaining the HNC in the first two years.

You can study the HNC part-time over two years studying alongside the HND students.

Course content

For the HND you will study all modules set out below. For the HNC you will study eight modules from the HND programme including core modules.

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers (core)
  • Engineering Science (core)
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (core)
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Advanced Computer-aided Design Techniques (CAD)
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Materials Engineering
  • Strengths of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Testing
  • Advanced Mathematics for Engineering
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Computer-aided Machining
  • Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles
  • Engineering Design
  • Combinational and Sequential Logic
  • Application of Machine Tools

Enrichment opportunities

You will have opportunities to visit employers and organisations in the UK to enhance your studies, plus an international visit. Students have previously visited the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva and Berlin. Costs for trips are additional to course fees.


Your work will be assessed in various ways including: written reports, presentations, case studies, individual/group projects and reflective statements. The awarding body is Edexcel (Pearson).


Programme Manager:

  • Dr Tan Haq PhD

Module Leader:

  • Deen Najubudeen LLM, LLB (Hons)

Tuition fee

Part-time HNC £3,375 per year. See HE Tuition fees for more information. Trips and visits are not mandatory; additional costs will apply.

You may be eligible for a student loan, or your employer may wish to support you on this programme.

Higher Education Loans

For this course you can apply for an Higher Education student tuition fee loan. See below 'Financial support and loans'.

No concessions

For this course we are unable to offer any fee discounts – see below 'Fees and finances'.

Higher Education documents

View our HE-related documents including student contracts and policies, procedures and regulations.

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