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HNC Engineering

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Course title


BTEC Higher National Certificate in Engineering – 120 credits
(Three pathways available: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering)

Campus location

Whittingham Campus

Why study this course?

This course comprises eight modules of study – all at Level 4 and carrying 15 credits each.

There are four compulsory modules, plus four optionals depending on the pathway.

Length of course

Full time over one year, or
Part time over two years

Compulsory modules


All pathways contain the following compulsory modules:

  • Engineering Design – 15 credits
  • Engineering Mathematics – 15 credits
  • Engineering Science – 15 credits
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project – 15 credits

Optional modules

For the Electrical and Electronic Engineering pathway, there is an additional compulsory module:

Electrical and Electronic Principles – 15 credits


Digital Principles – 15 credits

Electronic Circuits and Devices – 15 credits

Materials, Properties and Testing – 15 credits


For the General Engineering pathway, there is an additional compulsory modules

Mechanical Principles – 15 credits


Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines – 15 credits

Quality and Process Improvement – 15 credits

Materials, Properties and Testing – 15 credits


Students attend College two days per week (Full Time) or one day per week (Part Time) during term time and participate in a range of activities including lectures, workshops, practical activities, tutorials and presentations.

Students are encouraged to use a wide range of resources, including books and online journals from the Learning Resource Centre on Campus, as well as online learning materials.

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You will engage in a range of learning and assessment activities and be encouraged to become effective and independent in researching and presenting work.

Assessment is through practical and theoretical assignment activities, where there are between two and four assignments set per module of study.

All assignment work is both assessed and quality assured within College, as well as being subject to quality assurance sampling by the awarding body.

How to apply

Full-time students should apply via UCAS Apply, using the UCAS code: H423

Part-time applicants should apply via the ‘Apply’ link on the Halesowen College website.

If your qualification(s) are not listed, please contact Halesowen College’s Admissions Team for further guidance on 0121 602 7888.

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

A related Level 3 qualification – including experience of level 3 Mathematics (A-level Maths or Maths unit within a L3 vocational qualification.

Any other information an applicant would need to know at this initial stage?

Applicants who have been out of education for several years and/or have not studied Maths above GCSE level should seek advice from course leader.

Start date

September 2023


September 2023 course timetable to be confirmed


September 2023 course timetable to be confirmed

Course fee 

Full Time: £5775

Part time (two years): £2887.5 per year

HE Loan available to eligible applicants.

Should any applicants have questions or queries concerning finance, please contact Admissions for further guidance:

Phone: 0121 602 7607

Or via the live chat facility on the College’s website

Course code

Engineering: H423
Electrical and Electronic Engineering: HEN1
Mechanical Engineering: HEN2

Study mode

Full Time and Part Time options for 2023

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