Engineering HND Level 5

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    Full Time

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    Two Years

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    November 2019


The aim of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Engineering is to develop students so that they have the skills and knowledge needed to work within this sector and enhance your employment opportunities.

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

What will I do?

The Level 5 HND is a two year course. During your first year you will study a Level 4 HNC. This can be a standalone one year qualification. Upon successful completion of the first year, you will then progress on to the second year to study the Level 5 HND.

During the first year, HNC, the mandatory units you will study are:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set)

The optional units could include:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanical Workshop Practices
  • Engineering Management
  • Machining and Processing Engineering Materials
  • Materials, Properties and Testing

During your second year, HND, the core units you will study are:

  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management

The optional units could include:

  • Further Mathematics
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Sustainability
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Virtual Engineering
  • Industrial Services

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-built Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology Centre.

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

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.

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 both coursework and practical examinations e.g. presentations and group discussions.

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.

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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