HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering

  • 2 years
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: Hartlepool College of Further Education (01429 295000), Middlesbrough College (01642 33370), Redcar & Cleveland College (01642 473132)
  • Fee for UK/EU students (from Sept 2017 entry): £4,500 (120 credits)
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This is a Teesside University award delivered in partnership with your chosen college.The course is for learners who would like to work as technicians or technician engineers in instrumentation and control engineering design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding, or the communications industries.

The course content reflects the needs of local industry and combines theory and practical work with a focus on industrial applications.

What you study

You study eight units covering the needs of local and national industries and business.

The course combines practical sessions, lectures and tutorials. You are required to complement your college-based learning with self-study.

How you learn

The course is delivered using a combination of practical sessions, lectures and tutorials. You are required to complement your college-based learning with self study.

How you are assessed

Assessment is by a range of integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests which are planned throughout the year.

Career opportunities

An HNC award opens up the possibility of a career in a range of engineering disciplines, including design, manufacturing, project management and IT.

The qualification provides you with the opportunity to seek career development into senior positions in national and international companies. Alternatively, you may seek further study to HND, degree level and beyond.

Entry requirements

You need an appropriate technician or craft qualification at Level 3 or similar, and a good standard of literacy and numeracy skills. The most common eligible qualifications include A levels, BTEC Extended Diplomas/National Diplomas and Access to Higher Education Diplomas. We may also consider substantial work experience in a relevant area.

If you have non-traditional qualifications, or wish to discuss your eligibility, please call our admissions enquiry telephone number or email.

For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section

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