HND in Mechanical Engineering

Our BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) programme in Mechanical Engineering Technology is a well- established UK national qualification from Edexcel Foundation that places academic theory within a practical context. The course is suitable for those who intend to pursue a career in the engineering industry. It also offers valuable experience leading to a qualification recognized by employers and professional bodies alike.

Professional recognition: approval from professional engineering institutions means a BTEC HN, combined with appropriate further study to degree level, can satisfy registrations requirements as an Incorporated Engineer.

Core scientific principles: learners gain a thorough grounding in the fundamental scientific and mathematical principles required to solve engineering problems.

On successful completion of the HND, students can progress onto the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree course at the University of Sunderland (UK)

All 16 modules are assessed by projects and written assignments. There are no formal examinations but some modules contain in-class tests. Students are also taught employability and life skills to ease their transition from classroom to the workplace.

Course Duration

Two academic years of 4 semesters of classroom Laboratory and Workshop activities

Entry Requirements

Undergraduates in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics and Engineering, OR
National Diploma or a City & Guilds Diploma in appropriate engineering discipline OR
Any other training and academic qualification which the College may consider acceptable.