Cornwall College

HNC Engineering

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC193 Analytical Methods for Engineers 1

      This module will provide analytical mathematical knowledge concepts and techniques required by the students to enable successful use of fundamental algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics and probability, analysis, modelling and solutions to engineering problems.

    • CORC194 Engineering Science 1

      Investigates a number of major scientific principles, which underpin the design and operation of engineering systems. Broadly based, it covers both mechanical and electrical principles.

    Optional modules
    • CORC1222 Electrical Engineering Technology

      A module designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to apply electrical engineering principles in industry in a professionally responsible way.

    • CORC1225 Marine Engineering Technology

      This module introduces the principles of design to take account of construction methods and materials used in the marine industry. The basics of assessing seaworthiness against material degradation will also be covered.

    • CORC1230 Mechanical Engineering Technology

      A module designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to apply mechanical engineering principles in industry in a professionally responsible way.

    • CORC1231 Maintenance Engineering Technology

      A module designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to apply maintenance engineering principles in industry in a professionally responsible way.

    • CORC1232 Aeronautical Engineering Technology

      A module designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to apply aeronautical engineering principles in industry in a professionally responsible way.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CORC1244 Instrumentation, Control and Automation

      This module develops an understanding of the development and integration of modern instrumentation, control and automation systems.

    • CORC1245 Engineering Applications in a Business Context

      A module designed to apply engineering concepts within a business context, in order to produce the specification and design of an engineering product, service or system.

    • FENG137 Manufacture and Materials 1

      This module provides an introduction to manufacturing and materials. it includes primary and secondary forming processes and introduces the concept of process structure property relationships in engineering materials.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply to this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Cornwall College

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a college closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your college provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

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One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

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