Engineering Systems HNC
- You will study both mechanical and electrical engineering
- The course is designed to meet the needs of employers
- You can study full time or part time to suit your personal and professional circumstances
- 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above in maths or any science
- Alternatively, and NC/NQ level qualification or relevant industrial experience
- You may be required to attend an interview
- SVQ 3 Electrotechnical Services
- NC Engineering Systems
- NC Engineering
- Principles of engineering systems
- Engineering measurement and system monitoring
- Mathematics for engineering 1: mechanical and manufacturing
- Engineering communication
- Communication: practical skills
- Engineering systems: graded unit 1
- Electrical, electronic, mechanical and cross discipline engineering fields
- Full time
- Part time (structured)
- Part time (unstructured)
- Full time: 1 year
- Part time: 2 years
What is special about this course?
The HNC Engineering Systems will give you the required technical training to be a technician in design, research, development and service support activities in engineering, manufacturing and consultancy.
You may also be able to use the HNC as a spring-board into an engineering degree, such as the BEng Mechanical Engineering or BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, following completion of the HND year.
Year 1 - HNC
Mandatory units are:
Option units available in:
How will I study my course?
You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom, and practical sessions
Where can I study my course?
How long will my course last?
How much will my course cost?
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, studying an undergraduate course (HN), the following fees apply for the academic year 2013-14:
|Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)||Cost|
|Full-time per year
|Part-time (per HN credit)||
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
Rest of UK students
For students living in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) studying this course, full-time fees for academic year 2013-14:
£6,180 per annum
(students not living in the UK or European Union)
What funding can I apply for?
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.
What can I do on completion of my course?
This course prepares you for a variety of jobs in engineering, including manufacturing, offshore engineering, the developing renewables sector and engineering design.
Can I progress into further study?
You can progress to the HND Engineering Systems
Apply for Engineering Systems HNC
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.
Important note: course structure context is indicative only and does not represent a definitive list, in name or in nature, of modules that will be studied in this course, and may vary depending on location of study. Course structure context is subject to change at any time, without prior notice.