This is a nationally recognised qualification for engineers in industry will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to design, develop, and test various systems.

You’ll develop the analytical and research skills necessary for design, and undertake a personal project in a specific field. Ultimately this course will teach you to become a competent practitioner with transferable and industry specific skills which are complemented by modules in project and business management. What’s more, you’ll be introduced to lifelong learning and continuous professional development within the professional institution to enhance your professional standing and career prospects.

As a student on this course you will have the benefits of using Bournemouth & Poole College’s excellent facilities including modern rapid PCB design and prototyping facilities. There are also a number of state-of-the-art CAD/CAM suites available and a refurbished Materials Laboratory. Please contact the College for details about their open days.

A company-relevant major project is undertaken which is directly linked to your CPD as required by the IED. Students are also registered with the IED as student members and completion of the course enables partial Incorporated Engineers registration. For suitable candidates there is opportunity to undertake NVQ Level 4 in Engineering Leadership in conjunction with this course as part of a Higher Apprenticeship programme with their employer.

See Course details for more information.

Key information

Next start date:

HNC: September 2023, September 2024 ; FdEng: July 2023


Bournemouth & Poole College


HNC One year full-time, 2 years part-time; FdEng One calendar year full-time or part-time


Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers to meet the requirements for EngTech and partially meets the academic requirements for IEng subject to further appropriate learning to degree level for 2019-2023 intake years.

Required subjects:

Physics, Maths, CDT, Electronics

Entry requirements:

For July/September 2023 entry:

HNC: One full A Level (at grade C or above) in a required subject, or equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC National Diploma.

FdEng: 120 Level 4 credits from an HNC in a required subject

International entry requirements:

For July/September 2023 entry: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check our international entry requirements.

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