HNC/HND Measurement and Control Engineering

HNC/HND Measurement and Control Engineering

The HNC Measurement and Control Engineering is designed to develop a level of competence in Measurement and Control Engineering in one or more of the following areas: maintenance, servicing, installation, testing, commissioning and operation.

The HND in Measurement and Control Engineering is designed to prepare candidates for employment or Higher Education. Candidates will gain experience of Measurement and Control Engineering in one or more of the following areas: maintenance, servicing, installation, testing, operation, commissioning, manufacture and design.

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Information on critical competences for holistic assessment: HNC Measurement and Control Engineering (121 KB)

Information on critical competences for holistic assessment: HND Measurement and Control Engineering (127 KB)

Who does this qualification suit

You will be able to develop learning and transferable skills, study and research skills and planning, analysing and synthesising skills.

Access

Given the demands of the course, you should be able to demonstrate competence in Mathematics at SCQF level 5, and in one of the following:

  • Two Highers — one in a science or technology area
  • Occupationally relevant skills and experience, eg a relevant S/NVQ level 3
  • NC Measurement and Control Engineering
  • NC Multidisciplinary Engineering

Progression and employment

Employment prospects are wide ranging, and include working as a technician in the Oil, Chemical and Gas industry — both off-shore and shore-based. You could also be employed in power generation plants, refineries and process plants, water treatment plants, or the food and drink industries.

You could progress from the HNC to the HND Measurement and Control Engineering, or possibly to a related degree level course.

The HNC and HND are recognised by the Institute of Measurement and Control (a Chartered Engineering Professional Body).

What you’ll learn

The HNC Measurement and Control Engineering is designed to develop a level of competence in Measurement and Control Engineering in one or more of the following areas: maintenance, servicing, installation, testing, commissioning and operation.

The HND in Measurement and Control Engineering is designed to prepare you for employment or Higher Education. You will gain experience of Measurement and Control Engineering in one or more of the following areas: maintenance, servicing, installation, testing, operation, commissioning, manufacture and design. You will be able to improve your career opportunities, and progress by developing your performance and personal competence.

Where can you take this course?