HNC Engineering

For 2020 start

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 4 Engineering

This programme is ideal if you have completed your A Levels and are looking to progress into the engineering sector, or you are working as an engineering technician and would like to develop your knowledge and skills in the engineering industry. The programme brings together the requirement for technicians to be well versed in engineering principles and also to develop specialist knowledge in an area of their choosing. The programme offers a broad engineering curriculum covering mathematics, engineering science, material science, computer-aided design, manufacturing, automation, control systems and business, plus an option to study specialist modules.

Completing this programme will make you more versatile, more knowledgeable, multi-skilled and professionally competent in your chosen career. A variety of different teaching styles enables you to learn effectively, ensuring that you have the right knowledge and skills to excel in the workplace. The programme will also equip you with communication, team working and time management skills, making you a more effective student and employee.


Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– FdSc Engineering at Camborne or the full degree at Plymouth University (subject to availability)


Possible Careers 

– Mechanical Design Engineer

– Electrical Design Engineer

– Test Engineer

– Manufacturing Engineer

– Project Engineer

– CAD Engineer

– Technical Engineer

– Maintenance Engineer

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: Apply direct to the College
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
  • Fees: Fees Explained
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points (to include at least 80 from A2) maths/science/engineering/design technology or similar.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award

The Cornwall College Group delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

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Course Documents

HNC Engineering Handbook 2019-20
HNC Engineering Handbook Module Appendix Handbook 2019-20


Indicative Modules Year 1

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers 1
  • Engineering Science 1
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Maintenance Engineering Technology
  • Aeronautical Engineering Technology
  • Manufacture & Materials 1
  • Instrumentation, Control & Automation
  • Engineering Applications in a Business Context

*Modules are subject to change and availability


HNC Engineering

Start Date





2 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information