HND in
Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic)

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The HNC/D is a well-established and recognised qualification within the engineering industry, and is a vital qualification for those who wish to progress on to the full BEng or higher-level positions within the industry. Our HNC/D in Engineering allows you to study either full-time (HND) or part-time (HNC), with the aim of progressing on to a full BEng/BSc (Hons). It provides you with the specialist knowledge and skills required to work towards a degree in Engineering and a career in the industry.

If you have already completed the HNC and are in relevant engineering employment, it is possible to study additional modules part-time to convert your qualification into a full HND. All of these students follow individual learning pathways which will be negotiated between the course tutor and yourself.

Course Content

This course has been developed in collaboration with our external partners to ensure that your education is relevant and up to date. Emphasising the importance of work-based experience, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to existing companies and gain valuable skills that will inform your future practice.

 You will be expected to complete a level of self-directed study throughout the duration of this course, and we require you to commit a dedicated amount of time to your learning both in and out of college.

Our laboratories are of an excellent standard and include the highest specification jet engines, electronic testing devices such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), CNC machinery and 3D printers, all of which are contained in dedicated facilities to help you to reach your fullest potential. You will study a range of highly interactive modules, including practical and theoretical delivery in areas. Please see our list of modules below.

The HND in Engineering is split into two pathways; HND Engineering: Electrical and Electronic Engineering or HND Engineering: Mechanical Engineering. All HND Engineering students will study the same core modules and then will study mandatory and optional units relating to their chosen pathway.

HND core modules:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project


Mechanical Engineering Pathway: Mandatory and Specialist Units

Mechanical Principles
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
Fluid Mechanics
Materials Properties and Testing
Production Engineering for Manufacture
Instrumentation and Control Systems
Quality and Process Improvement
Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)
CAD for Maintenance Engineers
Advanced Mechanical Principles
Virtual Engineering
Further Mathematics
Lean Manufacturing
Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Pathway: Mandatory and Specialist Units

Electrical and Electronic principles
Renewable Energy
Instrumentation and Control Systems
Digital Principles
Electrical Machines
Electronic Circuits and Devices
Further Mathematics
Commercial Programming Software
Inductrial Power, Electronics and Storage
Analogue Electronic Systems
Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles


To allow students to study alongside existing work or family commitments, there is an option to study largely away from college via the use of our virtual laboratory, which is supported by a highly effective virtual learning platform. This blended learning model also includes the supported use of telephone or Skype tutorial support, email, and a small amount of face-to-face delivery.

Entry Requirements

  • 64 tariff points in A Level subjects including maths or a Level 3 BTEC in an engineering discipline.
  • Minimum level 4 in GCSE Maths and English

Progression Opportunities

This course will prepare you for the next level in your career, enhancing your employability. On successful completion of this course, you may be eligible to enrol on to our BEng Degree.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs: (Per Year)

  • Full Time (FT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £7,395.00
  • Non EU: £8900

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19NFK1091

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