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General Engineering HNC

Course Overview

This full-time course is delivered over one academic year. Lessons are held over two full college days per week. The course is designed for those looking to develop their career prospects after successfully completing a relevant Level 3 course, or direct entry with practical work experience. Learners study in new, state of the art engineering facilities and are supported by a team of experienced professionals. Modules may include: • Automation, Robotics & PLCs • Engineering Design • Engineering Management • Engineering Maths • Engineering Science • Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials • Project • Quality & Process Improvement.

Course Overview

Course Overview

This full-time course is delivered over one academic year. Lessons are held over two full college days per week. The course is designed for those looking to develop their career prospects after successfully completing a relevant Level 3 course, or direct entry with practical work experience. Learners study in new, state of the art engineering facilities and are supported by a team of experienced professionals. Modules may include: • Automation, Robotics & PLCs • Engineering Design • Engineering Management • Engineering Maths • Engineering Science • Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials • Project • Quality & Process Improvement.

Student Spotlight

George Robertson, Engineering HNC

Having completed my Level 2 and Level 3 in Engineering at Bridgwater & Taunton College, it made sense to continue studying for an HNC at UCS. The engineering facilities are fantastic. The Advanced Engineering Centre is a brilliant resource, giving us access to the very latest technology. The fact I’ve come this far in my educational journey is testament to the brilliant teaching here.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Continuous assessment of learner performance is carried out by means of assignments and may include verbal presentations, projects, group-work, practical exercises, written reports and integrative assignments that link various subject areas. Learners attend UCS for two full days a week and will be expected to complete written assignment work in self-study time at home.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

Following this course you can look for work in a broad range of engineering occupations. Many graduates will join a Higher Apprenticeship or move straight into a senior role. Many graduates from the HNC course progress to study a Level 5 HND course (one-year) at University Centre Somerset before ‘topping up’ to a full degree. Others secure senior positions within leading engineering businesses as engineers, managers and project team leaders.

Entry Requirements

Students will progress on to this course having studied a relevant Level 3 qualification at a college or sixth form, e.g. A Level or BTEC Level 3. Applicants who are non-native English speakers, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, must demonstrate a capability of English at a standard commensurate with IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections.

Fees

The course fee is £7800.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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16th November 2021