HND Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Minimum of 48 UCAS points (120 old system) from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma / A Levels / Foundation Diploma / Access Diploma in a related subject; if English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 5.5 with a 5 in writing; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.

What will I learn?

Our HND Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering course is a two year full-time qualification that will give you a broad understanding of mechanical and manufacturing principles. This course is perfect if are looking to continue your education at a higher level, with the aim of employment afterwards.

The first year is delivered alongside the Electrical & Electronic Engineering course, where our expert tutors will provide you with strong, sector-related content and an emphasis on practical skills to help you expand your existing knowledge of engineering. You will focus on mathematics, modern design, and manufacturing techniques, as well as electrical principles to give you a broad understanding of all industrial needs.

Specialisms will take place in the second year where you will have the opportunity to hone your skills in manufacturing disciplines. By the end of the course you will have developed a good mix of practical and employability skills to further your career or progress onto a top-up degree.

During the two years of this course you will study four core modules. During these modules you will explore the details and principles that underpin analytical methods and engineering science. You will also undertake a personal project that will require you to use your creative abilities to design, implement and evaluate a solution to an engineering problem. To reach the total credit value for the qualification you will need to study additional modules. These modules may include business management techniques and advanced computer-aided design techniques.

Core modules

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling Principles

Optional modules A range of modules you could choose are below (offered subject to demand and availability of resources):

  • Business Management Techniques for Engineers
  • Engineering Design
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Advanced Computer-aided Design Techniques
  • Health, Safety and Risk Assessment in Engineering
  • Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

What could I progress on to?

Once you have completed the course you will have a diverse range of transferable skills that will enable you to either, advance in your current role, or push for a promotion in this exciting industry. You may also choose to top-up your qualification to full honours on our BSc (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering course.

Past students have gone on to work with local businesses such as Qinetiqs, where graduates secure technician, supervisor and management roles. Past students have worked with companies such as EDF, Aero Vintage, Photek, Deutsch(TE), Secol Engineering, VG Scienta, Stevens Rowsell, British Gypsum and Interface Engineering.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 11003Y1
    Course name HND Mechanical Engineering Y1
    Campus Ore Valley Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Days Thursday + Friday
    Full Cost Fees £5,900.00
    Start date 25/09/18
    Duration 30 week (s)

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 11003Y1
    Course name HND Mechanical Engineering Y1
    Campus Ore Valley Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Days Thursday + Friday
    Full Cost Fees £5,900.00
    Start date 26/09/19
    Duration 30 week (s)

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