Gain new skills to support your current career or study to start a new one. All engineering courses are delivered at our CEMAST campus; a £12million purpose-built facility equipped with the latest technology, workshops and industry standard resources.

Available Courses

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Aerospace Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

Start date: 13.09.2017 | Day of week: Weds | Time: 09.00-17.00

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C and a Level 3 qualification in an
    engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: You will be taught at our state-of-the-art CEMAST campus and have access to facilities such as a design suite, CAD/CAM, 3D Printing and Functional
    Aircraft. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education. CEMAST has been developed alongside employers and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer, to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshops demonstration, presentation and lectures.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations. This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into aerospace technology management or gain professional recognition, by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to gain this qualification. 50 credits are achieved by completing the following mandatory core units:
    ■ Analytical methods for engineers
    ■ Engineering science
    ■ Project design, implementation and evaluation
  • The remaining credits are achieved through the completion of specialist units which may include:
    ■ Aerodynamic principles and aircraft design
    ■ Aircraft propulsion technology
    ■ Aircraft structural integrity
    ■ Integrated flight instrument systems
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol on a suitable engineering degree at university.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive. You may be able to borrow money to help pay for your tuition fees. You will only start repaying once you are earning over a certain amount. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance or contact the Careers Centre on 01329 815 229.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Electrical / Electronic Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

Start date: 11.09.2017 | Day of week: Mon | Time: 09.00-17.00

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C (including Mathematics, English
    and Science) and a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: You will be taught at our state-of-the-art CEMAST campus and have access to facilities such as a design suite, CAD/CAM, 3D Printing and Manufacturing workshop. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education. CEMAST has been developed alongside employers and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer, to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations, presentations and lectures.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge
    or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
    This course is ideal for people wanting to progress their careers into management or gain professional recognition, by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to gain this qualification. 50 credits are achieved by completing the following mandatory core units:
    ■ Analytical methods for engineers
    ■ Engineering science
    ■ Project design, implementation and evaluation
    The remaining credits are achieved through the completion of specialist units which may include:
    ■ Applications of power electronics
    ■ Electrical and electronic principles
    ■ Combinational and sequential logic
    ■ Digital and analogue devices and circuits
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style
    assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol on a suitable engineering degree at university.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive. You may be able to borrow money to help pay for your tuition fees. You will only start repaying once you are earning over a certain amount. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance or contact the Careers Centre on 01329 815 229.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

Start date: 14.09.2017 | Day of week: Thurs | Time: 09.00-17.00

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C (including Mathematics, English
    and Science) and a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: You will be taught at our state-of-the-art CEMAST campus and have access to facilities such as a design suite, CAD/CAM, 3D Printing and manufacturing workshop. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education. CEMAST has been developed alongside employers and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer, to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations,
    presentations and lectures.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge
    or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
    This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into Project/Engineering management or gain professional recognition, by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to gain this qualification. 50 credits are achieved by completing the following mandatory core units:
    ■ Analytical methods for engineers
    ■ Engineering science
    ■ Project design, implementation and evaluation
    The remaining credits are achieved through the completion of specialist units that may include:
    ■ Application of machine tools
    ■ Computer-aided machining
    ■ Fluid mechanics
    ■ Engineering thermodynamics
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style
    assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This
    qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol on a suitable engineering degree at university.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive. You may be able to borrow money to help pay for your tuition fees. You will only start repaying once you are earning over a certain amount. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance or contact the Careers Centre on 01329 815 229.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Automotive / Motorsport Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

Start date: 06.09.2017 | Day of week: Weds | Time: 09.00-19.45

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C (including Mathematics, English
    and Science) and a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: You will be taught within our state-of-the-art CEMAST Centre and have access to facilities such as a design suite, Dyno testing facilities and automotive
    workshop facilities. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education.
    CEMAST has been developed alongside employers, and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations, presentations and lectures. There will also be the option to work on our race car both at CEMAST and also at race meetings.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
    This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into Automotive Engineering Management or gain professional recognition by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to gain this qualification. 50 credits are achieved by completing the following mandatory core units:
    ■ Analytical methods for engineers
    ■ Engineering science
    ■ Project design, implementation and evaluation
    The remaining credits are achieved through the completion of specialist units which may include:
    ■ Automotive accident investigation – vehicle electronics
    ■ Vehicle fault diagnosis
    ■ Engine and vehicle design and performance
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol on a suitable engineering degree at university.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Level 5 Higher National Diploma in General Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

Start date: 11.09.2017 | Day of week: Mon | Time: 09.00-18.15

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have a Higher National Certificate in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation needed to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: The HND is a well-established national qualification set at an intermediate undergraduate level and places academic theory within a practical context. You will be taught within our state-of-the-art CEMAST Centre and have access to facilities such as; a design suite, CAD/CAM, 3D Printing and workshop facilities. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education. CEMAST has been developed alongside employers, and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations, presentations and lectures.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
    This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into Project/Engineering management or gain professional recognition by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits (which add to your 120 credits gained at level 4 HNC) to achieve this qualification.
    The credits are achieved through the completion of units which may include:
    ■ Advanced mathematics for engineering
    ■ E&E measurement and testing
    ■ Strength of materials
    ■ Computer-aided machining
    ■ Heat transfer and combustion
    ■ Engineering thermodynamics
    ■ Manufacturing process
    ■ Materials engineering
    Pathways include:
    ■ HND in Aerospace Engineering
    ■ HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
    ■ HND in Mechanical Engineering
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style
    assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to study a Degree in Engineering within their chosen discipline or a related subject. Alternatively, you could gain a Degree Apprenticeship where on and off the job training will prepare you to take on more responsibility.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

The following courses will be available for 2018-19

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Automotive / Motorsport Engineering - Awarded by the University of Portsmouth

  • Duration: Two years
  • Requirements: To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C (including Mathematics, English
    and Science) and a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.
  • Details: You will be taught within our state-of-the-art CEMAST Centre and have access to facilities such as a design suite, Dyno testing facilities and automotive
    workshop facilities. This is an opportunity to really develop your practical skills alongside the analytical skills and knowledge required for Higher Education.
    CEMAST has been developed alongside employers, and there will be the opportunity to work on projects with industry representatives or with your own employer to ensure that the skills you develop make you the most employable. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, workshop demonstrations, presentations and lectures. There will also be the option to work on our race car both at CEMAST and also at race meetings.
  • Content: The course is primarily for people who are currently working in a related field who wish to gain a qualification in recognition of their skills and knowledge or who would like to build on existing expertise. It is anticipated that a portion of the course will be linked to work-based learning or to work place simulations.
    This course is ideal for people wanting to progress into Automotive Engineering Management or gain professional recognition by progressing to Incorporated Engineer Status. You must have the ability to self-motivate and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
    You must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to gain this qualification. 50 credits are achieved by completing the following mandatory core units:
    ■ Analytical methods for engineers
    ■ Engineering science
    ■ Project design, implementation and evaluation
    The remaining credits are achieved through the completion of specialist units which may include:
    ■ Automotive accident investigation – vehicle electronics
    ■ Vehicle fault diagnosis
    ■ Engine and vehicle design and performance
  • Assessment: Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style assignment.
  • Progression: Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol on a suitable engineering degree at university.
  • Considerations: You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive.
  • Fees: £2,500
  • Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Funding Information

Applying for a course that has a concession?

Then the course could be free! Some courses are eligible for funding if you are an unemployed individual, on a state benefit* and you want to enter employment and need the skills from one of our funded courses to achieve this.

* (Income Support (universal credit), Job Seekers, ESA contribution Based, ESA work related activity group. Includes SFA funded courses only. You must be aged 19-23 on 31 August 2014. You must produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you enrol. Concessions do not apply to higher education courses.

Full details regarding funding and eligibility will be provided upon application.

How do I find out what the fee for my course is?

The fee for your chosen course is listed in the individual course sections accessed on this page. It includes the cost of tuition plus the cost of any exam and registration fee charged by the exam board (if applicable).

Are there any other costs I may have to pay?

Some courses may require you to pay extra costs for things such as course books, trips, and specialist equipment or clothing. If your course has any additional costs, you will be notified before enrolment. You can also contact the College on call 01329 815 200 to find out more.

I’m an international student – are my course fees different?

If you have not been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for more than three years before the start of your course (excluding any time spent in full-time education), different course fees may apply to you – please call 01329 815 200 to find out more. Fareham College cannot sponsor Tier 4 student visas.

My employer is funding my course – what do I need to do?

You will need to complete an Employer Authorisation form, and return to the Enrolments team, and your employer will be invoiced accordingly.

How do I pay for my course?

You can pay by cash, cheque, credit or debit card. And for courses over £500 we offer a payment by instalment service to help spread the cost of your course. A £250 minimum deposit is required if you choose to pay by instalments. Please contact the College for more information.

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