Course Type: Part Time,Higher Education

Higher National Certificate (HNC) General Engineering

  • Course Code EGNHEF001A
  • Day TBC
  • Time Daytime
  • Fee Year 1: £3,000
    Year 2: £3,000
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus SASMI (SR5 3HE)

Developed with large local employers, This course is designed for Level 3 apprentices in engineering who would like to pursue a career as an engineering technician - progression to HND is available on completion.

You will develop your skills and knowledge in a broad range of areas covering modules in engineering science, mechanical principles and manufacturing processes in a practical environment.

You’ll be based in our Skills Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovation campus.

You must be employed in an engineering company and already hold Level 3 technical qualifications such as BTEC Diploma in Engineering or A Levels in Physics and Mathematics.

Year 1:

  • Analytical methods for Engineers (Maths)                                                    
  • Engineering science
  • Mechanical principles or electrical principles
  • Engineering design

Year 2:  

  • Manufacturing process or Electrical Power
  • Application of pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Project design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Programmable logic control and robotics or engineering materials

Days & Times

This day release course is run over two years on a Friday from 8am to 4pm.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

Level 3 Engineering qualification or A Levels in Mathematics and English

Mature students may be offered a place without these qualifications, depending on a satisfactory interview.

There are loans available that you can apply for to help cover the costs of course fees and living costs(if studying full time).

For more information or advice, contact our finance support services on 0191 490 4627 or 0191 426 4329. Our support funds team can also be emailed at support.funds@gateshead.ac.uk