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Higher National Diploma (HND) Engineering (Mechanical) for England (HTQ)


Engineering and Manufacturing

Study Mode

University Level

Start Date



2 years


£6000.00 per year

Available at

Course Overview

Our Higher Technical Qualifications provide a wide-ranging study of Engineering and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in this exciting sector. The department's facilities will enable you to learn using a wide range of industry equipment. A large, dedicated workshop houses a range of state-of-the-art resources. In our engineering labs you'll build experience with CAD equipment and software, programmable logic controllers, pneumatic and hydraulic rigs and a range of electronic, robotic and mechatronic facilities.

What will I learn?

Year 1:
Unit 4001: Engineering Design
Unit 4002: Engineering Maths
Unit 4017: Quality and Process Improvement
Unit 4014: Production Engineering for Manufacture
Unit 4011: Fluid Mechanics
Unit 4004: Managing a Professional Engineering Project
Unit 4008: Mechanical Principles
Unit 4013: Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

Year 2:
Unit 5003: Advanced Mechanical Principles
Unit 5005: Further Thermodynamics
Unit 5016: Lean Manufacturing
Unit 5015: Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Unit 5002: Professional Engineering Management
Unit 5006: Further Mathematics
Unit 5004: Virtual Engineering
Unit 5023: Thermofluids

The course can also be delivered as a part time course of the duration of four years.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

A Higher National Diploma qualification is equivalent to a level 5 university qualification, for example a foundation degree and usually takes two years to complete in full.

There is continual assessment across the course including written reports, presentations, workshops and a final research project.

During your time on the course, you will be directed to carry out additional reading and other appropriate tasks alongside your time in the classroom and you should expect to spend additional time on your studies.

The course will be a combination of assessments, practical work and exams according to the specs of each unit.

Entry Requirements

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C (4) or above including English and Maths (or equivalent level 2 qualifications) plus one or more of the following:

- 48 UCAS Tariff Points from an appropriate level 3 vocational programme (e.g. BTEC National Diploma).

- A Level 3 Extended Diploma or GCE AS / A Level or a 6 unit Vocational A Level.

- Success in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

- Formally assessed outcomes acquired through recognised prior learning or experience.

Applications from mature candidates are welcomed and considered on an individual basis.

Where English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification will normally be required.

Applicants without the qualifications specified will be considered based on their ability to study the subject at the required level.

You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme through UCAS.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is W74.

The UCAS course code for this programme is DME1.

Additional Costs and Information

For some trips or visits, there may be additional charges that apply which you will be made aware of when and if appropriate.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that the college is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

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