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

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: September 2021

Duration: 2 years

Cost: £2300*

*This is subject to change