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BTEC HN Engineering Course Booklet

If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS. UCAS Code: H6G6. Institution code Y70.

If you wish to study part-time follow the 'apply' link at the top of this page and fill out a York College application form.

Click here to view York College’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and an explanation on how fee income will be used to support students.


Specialist pathways available (numbers permitting)

  • Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (General Engineering)

  • Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Our Approach

Delivery will consist of lectures, assignment support, research project mentoring and practical workshops relevant to the unit.  Units will be fully supported through the college’s “Blackboard” virtual learning environment, and/or shared drives and/or the Microsoft Teams environment.

Students will have access to the relevant software such as Matlab, Multisim, AutoCAD, Solidworks, etc.

Tutors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from a range of engineering sectors; however as the majority of students are employed by a broad range of engineering and manufacturing companies tutors have designed the programme to maximise the opportunity for students to share their industry sector experiences. This benefits both students and tutors by the sharing of a broad range of current industry practices and technologies. 

The mandatory elements of the course provide students with core engineering knowledge, skills and techniques which all engineers require, irrespective of current or future specialism; such as further engineering maths, further engineering science principles, research and management skills.  Specialist units have been selected to reflect regional engineering & manufacturing employer skills requirements (as much as possible), whether following the ‘general multi-skill’ pathway or the ‘electrical electronic’ pathway. The units and assignments have been designed to help students progress and be successful across a broad range of careers in engineering.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of HNC or other relevant level 4 qualification. Significant, relevant prior learning and experience may be considered.

Course Length

One year full-time.

Two years part-time.

Dates and Times

Course begins September 2021.

Course Modules

The unit combination gives students a broad experience of engineering disciplines relevant to both regional and national engineering employers, with the purpose of matching engineering skills demands.  The intention is that students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace activities (hence the need for ‘full time’ students to have a work placement).

General Pathway:

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Further Control Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles
  • Industrial Services

Electrical Pathway:

  • Industrial power and electronic storage
  • Industrial systems
  • Further Control Systems Engineering
  • Further Electrical and Electronic Principles

Skills You Will Learn

  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Evaluation skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Design techniques

Career Progression

On successful completion of the HND in Engineering progression is common onto a part time or full time ‘top up’ Degree across the full range of engineering disciplines; General Engineering, Production & Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic, Operations etc. It is also possible to progress onto a combined engineering & management degree.  

Holders of a Pearson BTEC Higher National in Engineering also meet the academic requirements for the Engineering Council Engineering Technician Standard (EngTech).


Please contact the College for the fees for this course on 01904 770770 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Additional Costs

No additional costs expected for this course.

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