Overview top

The course is aimed at candidates with BTEC National Certificate or equivalent who wish to proceed to HNC. First year units:

  • Unit 2: Engineering maths Syllabus
  • Unit 3: Engineering Science Syllabus
  • Unit 7: Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials Syllabus
  • Unit 9: Materials, Properties and Testing Syllabus

Electrical & Electronic Principles Second year units:

  • Unit 1: Engineering Design Syllabus
  • Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project Syllabus
  • Unit 8: Mechanical Principles Syllabus 
  • Unit 13 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines Syllabus 

Entry Requirements top

BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma in engineering at level 3.Candidates who have engineering experience, but don't have this qualification may be considered, but must have a minimum GCSE grade B / 6 in maths and science. This would be discussed at the meeting with the course leader.  

 All candidates will meet with the course leader prior to enrolment. 


Assessment top

Learners will be assessed through written coursework and controlled assessment. 

Professional Opportunities top

Students may progress into employment, a foundation degree or gain direct access on to a number of full undergraduate degree courses.

Further Information top

The Higher Education team are busy making preparations and plans for the start of your programme in September 2020. Covid-19 has been an unprecedented and challenging time for everyone, but we are developing an effective approach to your programme of study, blending face to face and online teaching where appropriate.

We will continue to take government advice and work within their guidelines regarding delivery of education, including social distancing, and groups of learners in ‘bubbles’.   

The majority of your programme is planned to be taught face to face in a safe classroom / workshop environment at the college.

Some sessions will be delivered online using conference technology such as Microsoft Teams. This form of remote learning will also include mentored support using the ‘chat’ facility in addition to the sharing of learning materials and scheduled sessions. 

This method opens new learning opportunities, enabling our learners to develop additional skills relating to team working, and time management, and is a good platform for sharing skills, knowledge and experience within your peer group.

Your lecturers will support you throughout your programme, including getting you up and running with remote digital learning.

In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact the Programme Leader if you need any further guidance before joining us:

Programme leader contacts:

Rachid Zemouri                  rachid.zemouri@stc.ac.uk            0191 427 3500 ext 6124

Marc Peregrino                  marc.peregrino@stc.ac.uk            0191 427 3500 ext 3554

Course: Part-time (daytime)

Day of attendance: Tuesday

Start date: 8th September 2020

Year 1 end date: 29th June 2021

Year 2 end date: 28th June 2022

Cost: £2260 per year