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General Engineering HND (Level 5) - Full-time

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Course outline

If you have always had an interest in making things, combined with the creativity to solve technical problems, then this full-time course can help you towards becoming an engineer to meet requirements for an all-round programme of study.

This programme is designed to give you the flexibility and technical capability to be one of the engineers of the future, by exploring the integrated nature of engineering in general. This includes design, manufacture, maintenance, mechanical and electronic and electrical engineering.

You could apply this knowledge across a huge range of industries, from food to plastics or pharmaceuticals. You could also work in utilities or even the armed forces.

With this course you will gain skills and knowledge across a range of core and more specialist units. The course will suit you if you’ve completed relevant studies at an advanced level (A Level or equivalent) or have relevant industry experience and want to pursue a career in engineering.

The course contains significant project-based learning including laboratory investigations, design work, projects, case studies and tutorials.

Modules include:

Core units:

  • Engineering design
  • Engineering maths
  • Engineering science
  • Managing an engineering project
  • Research project
  • Professional engineering management
  • Further mathematics
  • Lean manufacturing

Specialist units:

  • Electrical systems and fault finding
  • Operations and plant management
  • Mechanical principles
  • Automation, robotics and PLC
  • Industrial services
  • Further PLCs
  • industrial systems

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: 001H
UCAS

Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.

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Location Date Fees / reductions

Location:

Jesse Boot Avenue
Science Park
University Boulevard
Nottingham
NG7 2RU

Date:

Start: 30th September 2019

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £8250

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C000172 / Q001058

Qualification

Pearson HND in General Engineering

Duration

2 years

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of 32 UCAS points from:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is through assignments.

Progression

The HNC/D qualification is widely recognised in its own right and provides students with the skills required for employment in a broad range of industries with either a managerial or technical bias.

After successfully completing the HND you could top-up your qualification to a degree at various universities.

Examples of career areas include: research and development, design, technical sales, and production.

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