Engineering HNC Part Time - MK College

Engineering HNC
(Part Time)

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Our Higher National qualification has been designed to reflect the increasing need for high-quality professional and technical education. It will provide you with a clear line of sight to employment and potential entry to a degree at Level 6.

What will I do?

This Qualification is mapped to the Engineering Manufacturing Technician Occupational Standard.

The Units Studied are:
Unit 4001: Engineering Design
Unit 4002: Engineering Maths
Unit 4004: Managing a Professional Engineering Project
Unit 4006: Mechatronics
Unit 4008: Mechanical Principles
Unit 4014: Production Engineering for Manufacture
Unit 4017: Quality and Process Improvement
Unit 4020: Digital Principles

Whilst studying on the course you will conduct both group and independent research tasks and complete projects on different areas of engineering such as project management and project engineering.
You can expect to develop your skills and knowledge of manufacturing processes, fluid power and introduce methods such as Lean and Quality Improvement/Assurance.

Alongside this you will grow your skills in engineering mathematics, design and application of engineering science, meaning your skillset will be up to date with the current industry standards.

What’s next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you can enrol on the HND* in Engineering and gain a Level 5 qualification. Alternatively, you could seek employment in the industry in a junior position. Your tutors will support you in this and advise you on any applications.

*Successful enrolment on the HND will be based on performance on the HNC.

The level of entry into any subsequent degree will be based on your outcome and profile on the HND and the ongoing university entry requirement. Final year top-up cannot be guaranteed.

Is it for me?

The HNC course is for those who want to enhance their career as an engineer.

This course offers a strong sector-related emphasis on developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours associated with the relevant Occupational Standard.

Students applying for this course shall have a proven background in a STEM-related subject/workplace. You should be prepared to complete academic work both within a formal college environment and whilst working independently/with your peers to successfully engage with the course content.

Similarly, this is a pathway for those looking to progress onto a Higher National Diploma, BEng or BSc.


A Full Level 3 Qualification in a STEM-related subject or significant relevant industry experience.

Course Information

  1. Engineering HNC (Part Time)



    16 Sep 2024


    26 Jun 2026


    1 Year, 9 Months


    09:00 – 17:00


    Innovation and Technology Centre

    • FEES

    • 16 – 18

      £3265 Per Year

    • 19 – 23

      £3265 Per Year

    • 24+

      £3265 Per Year

    • Overseas

      £3265 Per Year

More information is available on Fees & Funding for 19 + here and EEA Nationals here.

How can I pay for my course?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get help with fees and funding while studying. Get advice on applying for funding and assessing your eligibility for financial aid here.

This course attracts funding for eligible students, so please check with the admissions team about your own circumstances. 

Course Highlights

  1. Fully equipped facilities.
  2. Experienced and knowledgeable staff from a diverse engineering background.
  3. Key local employers have contributed to the design and development of the programme.

How will my progress be monitored?

You will undertake a variety of tasks and activities and will receive appropriate feedback from your course tutors to help with personal and academic improvements.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment of the HNC uses a range of assessment methods, including presentations, academic writing, controlled condition assessments and practical observations.

How much will I have to study each week?

Full Time: 2 days a week in College, face to face, and an expectation that you will complete further independent learning on top of the formal classroom teaching.

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