HNC Engineering

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 4 Engineering

This programme is ideal if 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 your 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 the 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 in an effective manner, 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 careers:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer

*Please note – the college will contribute up to £150 towards material costs for the course project and the student will be responsible for any additional costs.

The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications.  Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.

Key Facts

  • Awarded by: Cornwall College & Plymouth University
Entry Requirements

Equivalent to 48 UCAS points or relevant Level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English and maths.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award


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Year 1

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers 1
  • Engineering Science 1
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering Technology

Year 2

  • Manufacture and Materials
  • Instrumentation, Control and Automation
  • Engineering Applications in a Business Context

*Modules are subject to change and availability


HNC Engineering

Start Date

September 2017




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.

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