HND Mechanical Engineering

What will I learn?

During this 2 year HND you will explore the key concepts of engineering in much more detail, building on the things you have learned in the HNC course. You will cover aspects of mathematics, manufacturing and design, understanding how they relate to the practical working environment. HNDs are an established and well-respected qualification that provides the perfect foundation to build your career and a route into the final year of a full engineering degree.Students will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for performance in a professional working environment. This will enable individuals to make an immediate contribution to the companies they work for.

During the course you will study a range of topics including: Analytical methods for engineers Engineering science Instrumentation and control Business management techniques Materials Mechanical principles Advanced CAD techniques Project design, implementation and evaluation

What could I progress on to?

On completion of the HND you can move onto a BSc (hons) top up course to complete a full degree. You may decide to start your career as an engineer and find roles within local and national businesses as a technician or supervisor. 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 17/18

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 11003Y1
    Course name HND Mechanical Engineering Y1
    Campus Ore Valley
    Study mode Full-Time
    Days Thursday + Friday
    Start date 02/10/17
    Duration 30 week (s)

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Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

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