The Engineering Higher National Certificate (HNC) provides an industry recognised route into technical and managerial careers in engineering. You can complete the full HNC in 18 months, as opposed to the two years most providers require, saving you time and money. The programme is structured to enable you to train while you work and will allow you to top up to HND once completed. You will study in the new York College Construction and Skills Centre, a purpose built facility containing two large workshop spaces, engineering labs, classrooms and IT suites meeting the needs of your studies, as well as those of the industry. The Engineering department staff are dedicated to ensure you receive the support you need including one-on-one contact. With a huge range of industry experience, you can be confident you will learn the latest industry practises in state-of-the-art surroundings. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme is an eight-unit qualification. Current qualification units include Analytical Methods for Engineers, Engineering Science, Electrical Electronic Principles, Programmable Logic Circuits, Digital Analogue Devices and Circuits, Instrumentation and Control Principles, Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation and Business Management Techniques for Engineers. The course consists of lectures, assignment work, programming tasks and lab work. Assessment is by assignment work, which includes calculations, lab work, circuit/system simulations, programming, research and investigations. In year 2 there is also a design, implementation and evaluation project. The HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering feeds directly into the Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering course. This qualification provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. Fulltime learners have the opportunity to do this through formal work placements or part-time employment experience. HND modules include Engineering Design, Electronic Principles, Microprocessor Systems, Combinational and Sequential Logic, Data Communications and Networks, Quality and Business Improvement, Personal and Professional Development and Quality Assurance and Management.