Aeronautical Engineering HNC

Aeronautical Engineering HNC

UCAS Code: HH40 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 11/09/2023    


About the course

This Higher National Certificate (HNC) is the first step towards your degree, which follows this pathway:

  • Year 1: Higher National Certificate (HNC)
  • Year 2: Higher National Diploma (HND) read more
  • Years 3/4: Top-up degree to convert your HND into a full degree read more

The Higher National Certificate is a university-level qualification (Level 4) with a strong vocational emphasis. It is a nationally recognised qualification that equips you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in employment or the opportunity to progress to study at university. The awarding body is Edexcel.

Course Highlights

  • Studying an HNC, HND, then a Top-up degree is typically more affordable than studying for a full degree at other institutions
  • Gain a qualification for every year you complete, meaning you can start a career at any point during our engineering pathway
  • Coursework-based assessments for HNCs and HNDs make the course more practical and work-based

For people currently employed in a related field, an HNC provides the opportunity to upgrade knowledge and skills, combining work and study and may be a more cost-effective alternative to university study. This course is equivalent to the first year of a full time university-level programme.

Our supportive environment for learning will give you the best opportunity to succeed by providing you with individual attention whilst studying. You will get to know all your teachers well and benefit from a supportive and friendly environment.


Fee Per Year £5000

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Your course

What modules are covered?

The Higher National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering has been developed to focus on equipping individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in employment in the Aeronautical Engineering Industries.

Indicative Modules:

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Project

Aeronautical Pathway:

  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems
  • CAD
  • Engineering Design
  • Aerodynamic Principles and Aircraft Design
  • Aircraft Electrical Power

There is a strong emphasis on analysis and evaluation of subject-specialist concepts and procedures. Learners will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.


Your future

What Next?

Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:

  • Via the UCAS website. Visit www.ucas.com and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'. 
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge. You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). Applications of this type are separate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows.

UCAS Code - HH40

Institution Code - F66

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

48 UCAS points in relevant subject(s)
Access 45 Credits at Pass, 15 Credits at Merit in an appropriate subject. Mature applicants with relevant experience are strongly encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case by case basis. A satisfactory interview and reference will be required.

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