HNC Engineering - General Engineering

A BTEC/QCF Level 4 Qualification for Engineering Technicians. This HNC, the Electrical HNC and the Mechanical Engineering HNC are sponsored by a range of companies with whom the College has long and well established links. Suitable for both apprentices and general students, this course  provides development to Level 4 and possibly also to Level 5, which many companies require for their apprenticeship schemes and general staff training.


Course Content

Modules studied may include:
Year 1:

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers (Mandatory)
  • Unit 2 - Engineering Science (Mandatory)
  • Unit 10 - Manufacturing Processes
  • Unit 14 - Computer Aided Machining
  • Unit 66 – Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles

Year 2:

  • Unit 1 - Analytical Methods for Engineers (Mandatory)
  • Unit 3 - Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (Mandatory)
  • Unit 4 - Mechanical Principles
  • Unit 5 – Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Unit 8 - Engineering Design
  • Unit 22 – Programmable Logic Controllers

The award is made upon the achievement of 60 credits in Year 1 and 95 credits in Year 2.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a full BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, Operations & Maintenance, with appropriate grades (a minimum of two merit grades, one of which must be Maths), or 48 UCAS points from two appropriate full A Levels, including Maths at a minimum of C grade. All suitable applicants will be required to have a formal interview and are given a diagnostic test to confirm background and to verify that the Maths base is genuinely solid enough to be developed to Level 4. The HNC at this level is quite heavily analytical and relies on a firm foundation.

International Entry Requirements

Applications from International students with equivalent qualifications and IELTS 6.0 are welcome.

Duration and Delivery

Part time - one day a week for two years. This has usually been on a Wednesday in Year 1 and a Tuesday in Year 2.
Course start date every September - exact times and dates of delivery to be confirmed, please contact us for details.


Students may progress onto the one year HND Engineering Conversion Course which is offered at Kingston College, or to an appropriate Engineering Degree programme.

Additional Information

This course is delivered at the Kingston College Kingston Hall Road Centre, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston on Thames KT1 2AQ.

Awarding Body: Edexcel.

Current Tuition Fees: Home/EU students - £3320 plus an additional £180 BTEC Registration fee, in the 1st year only / International Students - £9500 plus awarding body fees and consumables.

Tuition fees quoted are per year of study and may be subject to change. 

Tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to confirmation and may change.  They are likely to increase in line with inflation each year.

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For further course information, please contact Suresh Sreedharan in the School of Engineering 020 8268 3173 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. providing relevant telephone numbers so that you can be contacted directly.


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