This course is ideal for students wishing to work within the engineering industry. Students firstly study the HNC Engineering and then at the end of the first year, have the option to progress to the HND.
The HNC is an eight unit qualification which involves studying four mandatory core subjects and a further four specialist subjects.
The units have been chosen to meet a broad range of local industry needs.
Assessments are mainly by assignment with some testing in the analytical subjects. The course provides high quality industry related training for those who wish to pursue a career in the engineering sector.
Typical Course Structure
• Engineering Design
• Engineering Maths
• Engineering Science
• Managing a Professional Engineering Project
• Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
• Mechanical Principles
The HNC is an eight unit qualification which involves studying three mandatory core subjects and a further five specialist subjects. The units have been chosen to meet a broad range of local industry needs. Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. Please make a note of the codes below, then continue to apply through the UCAS website: Institute code: L42 UCAS Course code: 003H
You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course using our dedicated teaching areas.
1 year - 2 days per week
Course contact hours are typically comprised of:
12-14 hrs Theory and Practical sessions per week (F/T);
It is expected that students complete between 4 and 8 hrs of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.
Whilst the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Tuesday from 9am – 7pm, it is expected that students make themselves available to complete part-time sector specific work or work experience hours outside of these times. Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.
A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points from the following:
GCE A and AS Levels in relevant subjects, with at least one subject at A Level.
BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
Access to HE
Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.
For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels / BTECs.
GCSE English – grade C/4 or above
GCSE Maths – grade C/4 or above
(Level 2 Functional skills is not taken as an equivalent)
EU and International applicants
NARIC confirmed equivalent of 48 UCAS points
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 visa
There are typically 3-4 assessment tasks per module delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include: Practical assessments Timed assessments Coursework Written assessments The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module.
The HNC is a qualification which is widely recognised in its own right and provides students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions. On successful completion of the course students can continue at the college and study the HND in either Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering (subject to sufficient numbers). Students can choose to top up to degree level at another higher institution. The point of entry will depend on the chosen institution and the subjects studied and the grades achieved at HNC/D.
Student Full Time (per academic year)
Home and EU Students £6500.00
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
Scientific calculator - £10 (compulsory).
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme
Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.
Apply Online at UCAS
This course is validated by Pearson. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are HEFCE registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page, section 11.
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