Engineering (General Engineering pathway), Higher National Diploma (1 Year Top-Up only)

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The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving engineering sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications also aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

Holders of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study, and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. Through this they will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field, and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.

The HND in General Engineering provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the Engineering sector. In this pathway students take the two mandatory core units, two specialist units and additional three optional units.

Mandatory core units – all 4 units must be taken Unit Level Unit Credit

Core unit

Mandatory 34 Research project 5 30

Core unit

Mandatory 35 Professional Engineering Management

(Pearson Set Assignment) 5 15

Specialist unit

Mandatory 39 Further Mathematics 5 15

Specialist unit

Mandatory 49 Lean Manufacturing 5 15

Optional Units – 3 Units to be chosen from those below

Optional Unit 36 Advanced Mechanical Principles 5 15

Optional Unit 51 Sustainability 5 15

Optional Unit 48 Manufacturing Systems Engineering 5 15

Optional Unit 52 Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital 5 15


Optional Unit 54 Further Control Systems Engineering 5 15

Skills and Knowledge Developed:

• Provide preparation for a range of technical and management careers in engineering

• Provide specialised studies which are directly relevant to individual vocations and professions in which students are currently working or in which they intend to seek employment

• Enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment

• Provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for progression to graduate and postgraduate studies

• Develop the range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes which are essential for successful performance in working life.

Special Features:

The college has up-to-date equipment and software to complement or prepare students for work in engineering industries. Released students are encouraged to complete a work based project.

All information about your course including the programme structure, entry requirements, fees and teaching & assessment methods is made available to you via the prospectus.

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