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Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering)


Study Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering) at University Centre Leeds

Gear up for a career beyond the assembly line. Our industry focused HNC provides you with the components for a shining manufacturing engineering career. As a part-time programme, our course allows you to assemble engineering skills and experience around your employment.

  • Starts:
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Venue: University Centre
  • Fee: £4,372 part-time (per academic year for UK students)
  • UCAS Course Code(s): 72625-01
  • UCAS Institution Code: L21
  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Validated By: Pearson
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Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering)

Our Manufacturing Engineering HNC introduces a range of engineering fundamentals and business knowledge allowing you to improve existing manufacturing processes. You will also be exposed to management training and how to apply it to the production environment to become a multifaceted production manager.

As you progress through our modules, you’ll develop an understanding of engineering in different contexts, you’ll also learn about different materials and their properties, as well as how to test them effectively and safely. You’ll cover production, manufacturing, and other engineering modules and will be able to take your career in multiple directions.

You’ll broaden your understanding of design, maths, and science, learning how these fields work in tandem in engineering. Progression from this course may include relevant employment, a Higher National Diploma (HND) or stepping into a senior position.


This course is validated by Pearson

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How to Apply

If you're interested in applying to study part-time, these applications must be submitted directly through our website via the following link:

Part Time - Direct Application Form

Course Information

Modules may include

Year 1

  • Engineering Design (15 credits)
  • Engineering Maths (15 credits)
  • Engineering Science (15 credits)
  • Engineering Management (15 credits)

Year 2

  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project (15 credits)
  • Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials (15 credits)
  • Production Engineering for Manufacture (15 credits)
  • Quality and Process Improvement (15 credits)

The HNC in Manufacturing Engineering will develop core competencies for the practicing engineer alongside softer skills such as business techniques and time management. The range of skills acquired will provide a pathway into diverse career opportunities within the engineering sector.

HNCs in Engineering are assessed using a combination of internal assessment (set and marked by Leeds City College), and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments (which are set by Pearson and marked by centres): In particular, the assessments include:

●   One core unit for the HNC will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment.

●   All other units are assessed by centre-devised assignments.


UCAS Tariff Points: 48 UCAS tariff points from two A-levels (or equivalent qualifications)

A Levels: 2 x D grades one of which to be in a relevant subject

BTEC L3 Diploma or Extended Diploma: MP, MPP grade in relevant subjects.

GCSE English: English Language grade 4 or above. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

GCSE Maths: Maths grade 4 or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

International qualifications: International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria.

Mature applicants: University Centre Leeds welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application.

*21 years and over at the start of the course 

RPL claims: The course structure actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPCL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).

References: An appropriate reference required either UCAS or internal Luminate Education Group reference.

Progression may include completing a higher national diploma (HND) or moving into relevant employment.    

Job opportunities:

  • Product development engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Production manager
  • Production supervisor

For the latest version of the programme specifications for this course please click here.

For the latest version of the course handbook for this course please click here.

The usual cost of studying (e.g. stationery, printing). Some textbooks may be recommended, but they are not necessary to buy to pass the programme.



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