Higher National Certificate In General Engineering – HNC (Part-Time)

Course Overview

The HNC in General Engineering offers you the opportunity to study the discipline of engineering at technical level, and as such provide you with a qualification that reflects your theoretical and practical knowledge at level 4. Manufacturing Engineers help design in the most efficient ways to produce goods across a huge range of industries from food to plastics and pharmaceuticals. You could also work in utilities or even the armed forces.

This course is run in partnership with Pearson.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team.

    Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

  • Career Prospects

    The recognised progression route for this programme is into the second year of the HND programme. Graduates have employment prospects where companies have the technical management, maintenance and development of new and existing production lines. Manufacturing engineers are employed by production and process companies such as food, drink, plastics, pharmaceuticals and car manufacturers.

  • Course Details

    Modules Include:

    Year 1:

    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Maths
    • Engineering Science
    • Materials, Properties and Testing

    Year 2:

    • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
    • Mechanical Principles
    • Engineering Maintenance - Neath / Production Engineering for Manufacture - Newtown
    • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture
  • Assessment

    Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

  • Additional Costs

    There will be additional course-related costs.

Study Mode

Higher Education & Degrees


Neath College - 01639 648000

Course Length

2 Years - Part-Time


2019/20 Fees:
£1200 Per Year