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HNCD Multi skill General Engineering

If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS; UCAS Code H6Y8, 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.

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Multi-Skill General Engineering provides an industry recognised route into technical and managerial careers in engineering. The programme is structured to enable you to train while you work and will allow you to top up to HND once completed.


The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Multi-Skill General Engineering feeds directly into the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Multi-Skill General Engineering course. This qualification provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. Full-time learners have the opportunity to do this through formal work placements or part-time employment experience.

Entry Requirements

Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or A Levels.

Our Approach

This course has been developed to combine theory and practical work to focus on the requirements of industry. You will develop knowledge and skills in engineering that will allow you to make positive contributions to employers and to progress effectively throughout your career.

The course combines a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, assignment work, programming tasks and lab work. Assessment is by assignment work, which includes calculations, lab work, circuit/system simulations, programming, research and investigations.

Course Themes

  • Engineering Design
  • Electronic Principles
  • Microprocessor Systems
  • Quality and Business Improvement
  • Engineering Science
  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Instrumentation and Control Principles
  • Data Communications and Networks

Did You Know?

You will study in the new, York College Construction and Skills Centre, a purpose built facility containing two large workshop spaces, engineering labs, classrooms and IT suites meeting the needs of your studies, as well as those of the industry.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Logical Thinking
  • Technical Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Meeting Set Deadlines
  • Analytical Skills

Career Progression

HNC: Successful completion of the HNC Multi-Skill General Engineering will enable you to enrol on the HND Multi-Skill General Engineering.


Full time: £7200

How to Apply

You need to apply for this course through the UCAS website.

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