Higher Nationals in Engineering are designed to develop students as professional, self-reflecting engineers & technicians, able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving engineering sectors and adapt to a constantly changing world.
The qualifications can be studied by engineers/technicians who want to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 qualification for professional development or as an alternative path to gain higher education.
Having completed the HNC programme, further progression opportunities include a HND in Engineering or BEng / BSc in Engineering.
Students will typically have one of the following:
The course is completed over a two-year period. Each year comprises of two semesters, each lasting for 15 weeks. Lessons begin at 8am and finish at 4:30 pm.
Quality & Process Improvement
Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CADCAM)
Managing a Professional Engineering Project
Materials, Properties & Testing
The Higher National units are assessed internally. Individual units are graded with a Pass, Merit or Distinction and are assessed in a variety of ways, such as presentations, written reports, log books and practical tasks. Assessment activities have been carefully designed alongside additional self-study/work-place study, outside of the taught sessions.