HNC Instrumentation and Control Engineering by Flexible open learning
- Up to 5 years
- Enrolment date: throughout the year
- Admission enquiries: 01642 342740
- Fee for UK/EU students
(from August 2014 entry):
£3,900 based on 120/125 credits or £487.50 per module
This cost is per year.
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This is an award of Teesside University delivered under licence from Edexcel by Teesside University Open learning.
The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering by flexible open learning provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level.
The course is designed for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in instrumentation and control engineering design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding or the communications industries. It has been developed in consultation with local industry, and combines theory and practical work with the focus being on industrial applications.
What you study
You study eight units chosen to cover the range of needs of local and national industries and business.
The HNC provides a sound understanding of all key principles including core modules in Instrumentation and Control Principles, Analytical Methods, Engineering Science, and a project. Further specialist subjects may include analytical instrumentation and Programmable Logic Controllers
How you learn
You are provided with a self-contained comprehensive study pack for each of the modules. Each module consists of a folder or folders containing a series of lessons grouped into topics. Each lesson has an introduction, your aims, study advice, self-assessment questions and a summary.
It is important that you realise that open learning study requires a considerable degree of self-discipline. You must be prepared to devote both time and effort to studying not withstanding other distractions that may be present.
Each module is supported via e-learning @tees.ac.uk
How you are assessed
Assessment is by a range of integrated assignments, case studies, and projects completion of these assessments is negotiated with your module tutor.
The HNC programme is a nationally recognised qualification awarded under licence from Edexcel.
Students who complete this course can progress to a Higher National Diploma or directly into the second year of an appropriate degree at the University.
An HNC award opens up the possibility of a career in a wide 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.
Applicants should normally have a BTEC National Certificate in a similar or related discipline or GCSE A level qualifications in mathematics or science. Relevant engineering experience will also be considered.
For mature students with appropriate work experience a 'bridging' programme in mathematics may be required.
For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section
More information and courses in Engineering
- Analytical Instrumentation
- Application of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
- Business Management Techniques
- Combinational and Sequential Logic
- Control Systems and Automation
- Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits
- Distributed Control Systems
- Electromagnetic Compatibility
- Engineering Applications
- Engineering Design
- Microprocessor Systems
- Operational Amplifiers
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Safety Engineering
Modules offered may vary.