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General Engineering


Key Facts

Level 4
Wakefield City Campus, ASIC Building
Start Date:
September, 2021
1 Year
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This course is designed to equip working engineers with the necessary academic skills to progress in their careers.


It is a broad-based program of study but addresses fundamental areas which span many disciplines in modern engineering including aerospace, energy, industrial manufacturing, design, mechatronics and food processing.

The course comprises 8 units of study over one year. Learners are provided with module materials, lectures, tutorials, computer workshops, laboratory tests and research exercises. The course draws students from many international companies and a wide geographical catchment.

Course Features
  • Brand New Facilities
  • Huge investment in our new Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre

Course Structure


  • Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Project
  • CAD
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Materials Engineering
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics



Entry Requirements


  • Level 3 qualification in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.


  • Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our RPL process for accreditation towards this course.

Fees & Funding


These fees relate to 2022/23

Tuition Fee: £6750.00 

Course Costs Included in the fees



Course Costs Not Included in the Fees


For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.

The everyday costs of studying at University Centre at Wakefield College that apply to all students include:

  • Travel: costs associated with travelling to and from campus. This could be bus or train fares, costs associated with running a car including car parking charges.
  • Consumables: folders, pads, pens.
  • Printing/photocopying: most written assignments are submitted via Turnitin but there are occasions where you may be required to submit work in a printed format e.g. dissertation. There are on campus printing/photocopy facilities across college and binding and additional services in the college library.
  • Subsistence: the campus has food outlets where students can purchase meals, drinks and snacks. Water dispensers are available around the campus for students to refill reusable bottles at no cost.
Bursaries and scholarships



Other Financial Support


For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.



  • Technicians
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Automation engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Mechanical engineers


The Higher National Certificate course introduces learners to higher education and enables progression Higher National Diploma Level 5 and degree courses, such as BEng (Hons) Electrical/Electronic Engineering.



HNC General Engineering