Mechanical Engineering Higher National Diploma (HND)

18063W1 | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 13/09/2021
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

An HND in Mechanical Engineering is a valuable and highly regarded qualification within the industry. The programme is preparation for the Top-up Degree programme in engineering. The course is also ideal for those who want to establish a career in the industry or progress in their current position. The programme provides students with analytical thinking skills and the principles of mechanical engineering.

What will I study?

The course includes units such as: Engineering Design; Engineering Maths; Engineering Science; Managing a Professional Engineering Project; Fluid Mechanics; Fundamentals of Thermodynamics; and Heat Engines. The HND programme also covers: Research Project; Professional Engineering Management; Advanced Mechanical Principles; Virtual Engineering; Further Mathematics; and Sustainability.

How long is the course?

Full time HND can be studied two days per week for two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

The HND programme is assessed through a variety of methods from written assignments to course work.

What qualifications do I need?

96 UCAS tariff points or an HNC in a relevant subject. Mature students with experience, a portfolio of work and employer references will be considered. Students must also possess a Grade 4 or above in Maths at GCSE or equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

The programme may be studied as part of a higher or degree apprenticeship. Students may progress to the Beng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Top-up Degree at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College. You may apply to beco

Other Information

You will be taught by a professional team of staff who will support you throughout your course.

Course Fees

£7500

Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle and ships’ structures, building services and other mechanical items.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

4.22%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£26,798
Entry
£47,814
Median
£74,973
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of materials and systems.
  • Ensures that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards.
  • Designs mechanical equipment, such as steam, internal combustion and other non-electrical motors for railway locomotives, road vehicles, aeroplanes and other machinery.
  • Determines materials, equipment, piping, capacities, layout of plant or system and specification for manufacture.
  • Undertakes research and advises on energy use, materials handling, thermodynamic processes, fluid mechanics, vehicles and environmental controls.

Knowledge

Mechanical Engineering and Technology Design Administration and Management Mathematics Production and Processing Computers and Electronics English Language

Skills

Mathematics Reading Comprehension Science Monitoring Active Learning Critical Thinking Active Listening Writing Speaking
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Engineering Technicians

Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

4.75%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£26,818
Entry
£40,392
Median
£76,908
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of mechanical and chemical engineering products and services.
  • Inspects completed aircraft maintenance work to certify that it meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Prepares estimates of materials, equipment and labour required for engineering projects.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.

Knowledge

Mechanical Engineering and Technology Mathematics Computers and Electronics Design English Language Production and Processing

Skills

Mathematics Reading Comprehension Active Learning Writing Active Listening Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Speaking Monitoring
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Science, Engineering and Production Technicians n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 311: Science, Engineering and Production Technicians.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

0.31%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£18,973
Entry
£34,225
Median
£61,592
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Otherwise assists technologists as directed.
  • Performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Undertakes tests and takes measurements and readings.
  • Sets up apparatus for experimental, demonstration or other purposes.
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