Engineering HND Level 5

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    Two Years

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    September 2019


The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (General Engineering) is the equivalent to the first two years of a degree. The aim of HND in Engineering is to develop students so they have the skills and knowledge needed to work within this sector and enhance your employment opportunities.

The HND aims to equip students with the essential qualities of an engineer- for example working effectively as a team, solving problems have an awareness of cost and sustainability.

What will I do?

The Engineering HND is made up from mandatory and optional units, these include:

  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Further Mathematics
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Sustainability
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles

The course is taught between practical and theory sessions, including e-learning, one-to-one support, individual learning plans, external visits, events and speakers in the new purpose build engineering centre.

The entry qualifications for the Engineering HND are an MMP profile on an Engineering BTEC Level 3 course or a related subject, or an A-level equivalent (minimum 80 new UCAS points), or an Access to HE qualification.

You will also need a Level 2 qualification or above in English and Maths (e.g. GCSE or Functional Skills) and/or minimum IELTS score 6.

Individual cases will be considered if you fall outside any of these categories.

The Engineering HND will take you two years to complete. You will attend College two days a week. Independent study will also be necessary.

The HND can also be studied as a one-year top-up if you already hold a relevant HNC.

The Engineering HND course fees will be:
HNC, Year 1 (2019) - £5550
HND, Year 2 (2020) - £5550

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

You can apply for a student loan to cover the costs of course fees. You may also be able to apply for various grants and loans to support your learning. Specific advice regarding student loans and other benefits can be obtained from

The careers team based in College can also assist your application. Please contact them via the Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The assessment of Pearson's Higher National qualifications are criterion-referenced and you will provide evidence in the form of assignments which are assessed against the unit learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

All units are individually graded as a pass, merit or distinction. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria. Merit and distinction grades are awarded for higher level achievement.

Your assessment consists of 87% coursework and 13% practical examination e.g. presentations and group discussions.

The BTEC HNC and HND qualifications are highly valued by employers and can lead to careers in Engineering.

A key progression path for Pearson BTEC HND learners is to the third year of a degree or honours degree programme depending on the degree in question.

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