HND in Engineering Conversion | Loughborough College

Higher National Diploma (HND) in
Engineering Conversion

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This programme is designed for students who have already achieved a HNC in a relevant engineering discipline who are seeking to study additional modules to convert it into a HND.

Course Content

Each student will have an Individual Learning Pathway, based on the modules studied for their HNC and their module choices, which are chosen at an interview with the course leader for the programme at the start. Modules are available daytimes, evenings and by distance learning and students may study a combination of these. A normal HNC to HND conversion would take two academic years, but different durations are possible depending on module choice. A wide variety of electrical, electronic, mechanical and management-related modules are available to make a total of 240 credits (including HNC).


Core Level 5

  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set)

Mandatory units

  • Advanced Mechanical Principles
  • Virtual Engineering
  • Further Mathematics

Optional Two Units from General Level 5 options list

  • Further Thermodynamics
  • Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Sustainability
  • Thermofluids


Your course leader is responsible for arranging your Individual Learning Pathway and will communicate with you regularly to discuss your progress. You are required to meet all deadlines for the submission of work.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Loughborough College following its review of the institution in March 2014.

Entry Requirements

BTEC Higher National Certificate in a relevant engineering discipline.

Progression Opportunities

HND can provide enhanced career opportunities in all fields of engineering; some students apply for entry onto year 2 or year 3 of a degree course, or onto the part-time BSc programme at Loughborough College.

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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time Evening Only (PT)



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs: (Per Year)

  • Part Time Evening Only (PT): £4,500.00

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19NEK1031

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