Combined Engineering HNC
The HNC in Combined Engineering is intended for those with a foundation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and an interest in developing and applying their knowledge to a range of disciplines related to engineering.
This programme will support a range of students, including those looking to progress academically and those wishing to support or broaden their work based skills and learning.
The HNC programme is year one of the Combined Engineering degree course. At this level, you will be introduced to the underpinning engineering principles and distinct modules in both electrical and mechanical engineering. Along with this you will develop design skills using industry standard graphic software.
A successful graduate of the HNC will demonstrate that they can explain engineering principles, solve simple, practical problems in an engineering context, show practical skills in a laboratory/workshop environment and have the educational preparation for a career as an engineering technician.
Completing this Combined Engineering HNC course with a pass rate of 40% or higher will allow progression onto the Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) course at Coventry University, subject to a successful application. Gaining 50% or higher will allow progression onto the Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) course at Coventry University, again this is subject to a successful application.
Combined Engineering HND
Successful completion of this course will give you multiple choices. You can continue with your studies to gain a BSc in Combined Engineering at CU Coventry or you could look for employment. With a HND qualification, your chances of employment are improved, and the level at which you enter the jobs market could mean a higher salary.
Typical jobs at HND level can include: Engineering Technician, Test Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Project Manager, Quality Control Engineer, Electrical/Electronic Engineer, Mechanical Engineer and Design Engineer.
Combined Engineering BSc (Hons) Degree
Successfully completing the BSc means your chances of employment are improved, and the level at which you enter the jobs market could mean a higher salary. Successful graduates will be knowledgeable across a range of engineering disciplines giving them an advantage over candidates that had gone through the traditional route of an independent and narrowly focused course. Graduates can go on to work in different engineering sectors, manufacturing industries, consultancy firms or undertake post-graduate study.
The BSc could also lead towards professional membership of IET or IMECHE and/or a platform for specialist MSc/MEng study. Typical jobs at this level may include: mechanical engineer, design engineer, electrical engineer as well as other project management roles.