HNC Operations Engineering

UCAS Code: H401 Credit Level: 4 Credit Value: 120 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: One year full-time, Two years part-time

Pearson BTEC HNC in Operations Engineering

HNC Operations Engineering Awarding body

Your Programme

About the HNC Operations Engineering programme

The programme evaluates the underpinning areas of operations engineering, design, processes, systems and technology, including various branches of science and mathematics.


It is designed to provide students who are seeking to further their career in a range of Automotive industries. The HNC provides students who have completed a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in an Engineering discipline with a thorough understanding of eight further engineering subjects.

Entry Requirements

Students will normally hold a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering discipline.

What you will learn

Unit 1: Engineering Design

Unit 2: Engineering Maths

Unit 3: Engineering Science

Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project

Unit 29: Electro, Pneumatic & Hydraulic Systems

Unit 30: Operations & Plant Management

Unit 31: Electrical Systems & Fault Finding

Unit 16: Instrumentation & Control Systems

Learning & Teaching Methods

Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential. A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, workshops, student led seminars and practical sessions. There may be opportunities to integrate a work-based or placement opportunity. Students will be visited in the workplace by a member of Institute staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer / mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market.

Programme Benefits

Upon successful completion of this qualification graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in the Engineering sector. Engineering careers can begin with work opportunities with small to medium enterprise organisations (those with less than 250 employees) or with national and multi-national organisations. Many also go onto self-employment which is usually not possible until a graduate has several years’ experience. Others will go on to work for large organisations which may comprise roles in engineering management; engineering operations, maintenance and servicing, project management, design engineering, planning or working on large infrastructure projects linked to the engineering and construction industries.

What next?

Further study at level 5: Higher National Diploma in Operations Engineering at The Grimsby Institute, employment in industry as an Engineer or to continue studies at another University.