Delivered at our Chippenham campus, the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (General) pathway is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning.The course provides a wide-ranging study of both Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic Engineering and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in this sector.In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the engineering sector, this course will give you experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare you for further study or training.
What will I learn?
The course typically involves modules in the following subjects: Year One (HND):
- Professional Engineering Management
- Further Maths
Year Two (HND):
- Research Project
- Lean Manufacturing
- Further Control Systems
- Manufacturing Systems
- Industrial Systems
Please note: Modules and course content are subject to change.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
The duration for this part-time course is 2 years. Attendance is one day per week.
Teaching and Learning:
Studied over two years, this course is assessed through a mixture of continuous assessment including assignments, written assessments and exams for some higher grades. Practical sessions take place in modern purpose built labs with specialist equipment and software provided. You will have access to resources such as our online learning environments, eStudy and Microsoft Teams with free access to a wide range of eBooks and journals.
Although Pearson do not specify formal entry requirements, for students who
have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of
· You must have achieved 120 credits of a BTEC Level 4 HNC in
· Other related Level 3 qualifications such as an Access to Higher Education
diploma awarded by an approved Further Education institution.
· This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (9 to 4 or
equivalent) in subjects such as English and Maths.
· Related work experience
· An international equivalent of the above
Don't quite reach the entry criteria? You can still do this course via our Access
to Higher Education course.
Additional Costs and Information
You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme via the college website. You can contact the college on +44 (0)1225 756200 or email HEAdmissions@wiltshire.ac.uk for more information.
The cost of this programme is £3,250 per year.
You may be required to purchase relevant textbooks as recommended by individual lecturers.
Should you wish to complete an HND, two modules will need to be achieved during the second year of the HNC.
These modules are priced at £650 each but will be deducted from the overall fees for the HND.
The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that Wiltshire College & University Centre 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 www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.
What Could I Do Next?
An HND in General Engineering satisfies the current academic requirements for registration for Incorporated Engineer (IEng).You may be able to apply for a top-up year or an equivalent level 6 qualification in Engineering at universities that offer this qualification.You may also be offered relevant employment within the industry.