Course: HNC General Engineering

Study Level


Level 4

Location


Lowestoft Campus

The Place University Centre

Duration


Three days a week (over one year) or one day a week (over two years)

FT / PT


Full-time

Part-time

This course is due to be delivered at The Place University Centre opening in Great Yarmouth town centre in October 2024 as well as the East Coast College Lowestoft campus. 

The Higher National Certificate in General Engineering has been developed to provide you with knowledge and skills in engineering to allow you to make positive contributions to employers as fast as possible and progress in your career.

The course is offered as a full-time, one year or two year part-time day-release programme. The part time course is structured to enable students to fit coursework around their work commitments. The modules have been selected in association with local employers in a variety of industries, aiming to satisfy their future needs.

Modules you may study include:

  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles

During your studies you will benefit from access to Solidworks and Autocad software, hydraulic and pneumatic simulation carried out using Automation Studio, electronic simulation using Multisim, in a 20 seat technical suite. The faculty has a dedicated electronics laboratory, a machine shop and prototyping cnc machine tools. There may be additional costs for projects.

Assessment uses a variety of methods, including reports, assignments and presentations, and where practical these are electronically submitted.

On completion of the course you can progress onto the Higher National Diploma (HND) in General Engineering (Level 5) and the BEng (Hons) Operations Engineering (Level 6)

You can apply for this course on the University of Suffolk website. Click ‘More Information’ to be taken to the full course and application page.

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