Birmingham Metropolitan College
Engineering (General Engineering) HNC
Birmingham Metropolitan College

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27855 £24649 £28518
25-75 percentile range £24239 - £33607 £19237 - £30298 £22054 - £34375

Course Description

The HNC Engineering (General Engineering) course will provide you with a good grounding in the theory and skills required to support a range of job roles in engineering. The content covers modules both in electronic and mechanical/manufacturing engineering and therefore will provide benefit to students working in multidisciplinary job roles.

The course is aimed at Senior Technician level. If you are currently employed in the industry, the course will increase your skills and knowledge to become a more effective practitioner and enhance your promotion prospects. If you are looking for employment in this field, this course will provide you with the relevant technical knowledge, understanding of the industry and opportunities available and the skills required to be of interest to a range of employers.

Delivery will focus on the theory, design, and evaluation of electronic and mechanical systems.

The course is assessed through a wide range of assessment methods including assignment, case study, project and examination.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

If the Level 3 qualification is made up of A Levels, one A Level must be Mathematics or Physics. All other qualifications must be an engineering, science or IT subject.

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

D*D in the BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus grade A in A-level mathematics. or DD in the BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus grade A* in A-level mathematics. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme. We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma without A-level maths. Applicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year.

Access to HE Diploma

A minimum of DDM with the main subjects being Science or Maths. Also required: GCSE at C or above in English or English Language, Mathematics and in either Chemistry, or Physics or Dual Award Science.

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B. Preferred:- Performing Arts, Art & Design, Digital Film and Video Production,Business IT, Applied Science,Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

You are required to have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above in English and Maths. We will accept Level 2 equivalences for English and Maths in place of GCSEs. We encourage applications from students who do not meet the entry requirements outlined but can demonstrate ability through work experience, portfolio of evidence or successful interview.

BMet do not hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration, therefore, we are unable to accept international students on our courses.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Engineering (General Engineering), HNC, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Engineering (General Engineering) HNC

EU £6500 year 1
England UK £6500 year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 year 1
Scotland £6500 year 1
Wales £6500 year 1
Channel Islands £6500 year 1
Ireland £6500 year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the tuition fee stated is charged per year of study and we intend to increase tuition fees in subsequent years using the Retail Price Index (RPI-X).

BMet do not hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration, therefore, we are unable to accept international students on our courses.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About Birmingham Metropolitan College

Birmingham Metropolitan College is both a further and higher education college located in the English city of Birmingham. The college owns and operates 10 different sites, but the main site for the majority of applicants is the Matthew Boulton site, conveniently situated in the vibrant city centre of Birmingham.

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Where is this programme taught

James Watt College
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