Mechanical Engineering Higher National Diploma (HND)

33024W1 | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 12/09/2022
Time/Day | 09:00 - 19:00 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. Students will acheive a HNC (Level 4) in year 1 and a HND (Level 5) in year 2.

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 become a member of: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Other Information

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

Course Fees


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