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Mode of study HE Part-time
Duration 18 Months
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Tuition Fee

£5940 (£3960 due Sept 20 & £1980 in Sept 21)

Course code PLR4MEH001 (2022)
  • Tuition Fee Override

    £5940 (£3960 due Sept 20 & £1980 in Sept 21)

  • Who is it for?

    HNCs are primarily designed for people who are currently employed so that any new ideas can be taken back to the workplace and make an immediate and direct impact on the work you do and your job prospects. Your HNC will build upon your work experience and will involve your employer. Graduates from the programme are likely to find employment in the following areas of Engineering: Automotive industries, Aviation industries, Consultancy, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Manufacturing, Nuclear Energy and Robotics & Control.

  • Entry Requirements

    This course is awarded by Staffordshire University you will need 40 UCAS points. Primarily designed for those in employment but also suitable for Level 3 progressors or those with relevant experience.

    International Students: You will need to have reached a certain standard of speaking English. Please see our ESOL course.

  • What does the course involve?

    Specialist Units; Electrical Science; Mechanical Science; Mechanical Principles; Mathematics; Introduction to Manufacturing; Instrumentation & Measurement;  Engineering Applications; Personal Development and a Design Project.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied. Typical assessment methods include assignments, examinations, practical experiments, log books and presentations. Please refer to the Course Specification for additional information.

  • How much does it cost?

    The total cost for the course is £5940. (£3960 due September 2020 and £1980 in September 2021.)

  • Additional Notes

    The HNC is an 18 month programme. You will be required to attend college for one day per week ( Wednesday in year 1). The academic year is split into two 12 week semesters. Informal interview required. No concessions.

    We do our best to make HE study as easy as possible for you and that includes making living away from home for the first time an exciting prospect, rather than a cause for concern. Student accommodation is now available in the centre of Shrewsbury.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online by clicking the apply button above, where you will need to create an account as a new user. If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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This course is awarded by Staffordshire University

Beth Knight

Beth Knight

A Level Product Design (Media Studies and Music)
Previous school: Belvidere School

I took Product Design at A Level because I was inspired by my GCSE teacher. I really enjoy how hands on the subject is and using the computers to bring your designs to life. You can explore your creative side in a relaxed environment.

Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts

A Level Product Design (Maths, Physics)
Previous school: The Priory School

Product Design gives you a lot of options for your future. I enjoyed the project where we had to make something out of a generic Ikea stool – I created an adjustable table. After College I would like to do an Apprenticeship with JLR.

Gemma Elliot

Gemma Elliot

Foundation Degree in Electrical and Electronics Technology
Previous Institution: Llanfyllin High School

My Foundation Degree is funded by the engineering firm James Fisher. I’m learning so much and absolutely loving it.

Owen Mason

Owen Mason

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
Previous school: Church Stretton School

I came here because I'm interested in Engineering. I really enjoyed doing my final project and having the creativity to come up with my own design and I have also enjoyed working with hydraulics. I achieved D*D*D* in my Diploma and am now going on to do an Apprenticeship. The teachers are helpful and the equipment at the College is state-of-the-art.

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Career Options

  • Production managers and directors in manufacturing

    Up to £60,000

  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c.

    Up to £46,000


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