Course Details

The HND in Engineering develops a wide range of skills related to modern engineering and technology preparing students for work in the engineering industry or for a top-up to a full engineering degree at university. The emphasis is on implementing engineering solutions for the modern engineering environment. The course gives students the opportunity to take advantage of excellent engineering facilities situated in a purpose built environment. The course includes a full range of engineering skills and technologies including Solid modeling, Design, CAD, Project Management, Electronics and Manufacturing. The course sets these skills and technologies in a context by including different concepts, a substantial work experience opportunity and a project based around the student’s own engineering interest. Year 1 comprises the HNC (Level 4 Higher National Certificate) qualification. Students can then progress on to the second year HND (Level 5 Higher National Diploma) to fully complete the qualification.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English Language. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas or equivalent qualifications.

Career options

The BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma will enable learners to progress on to further study at university, or go straight into employment in the Engineering/Manufacturing Industry. Engineering offers a diverse range of careers such as: Engineering/Electron

Engineering Systems Higher National Diploma

Five highlights

  • 1 Number one college in sussex for three years
  • 2 Wide range of workshops
  • 3 Staff are trained to high level with on going professional development
  • 4 Strong links with Local Industries
  • 5 QAA approved

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 10.09.2018
  • BTEC HND Diploma in General Engineering (QCF) Level 5


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Course code Location Course length Start date
MNT214CF1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 10.09.2018

What you need to know

What will I study?

All Chichester College modules map directly to Edexcel units, there are no locally devised units. MANDATORY CORE UNITS: Engineering Design, Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Managing a Professional Engineering Project. SPECIALIST UNITS: Mechatronics, Materials, Properties and Testing, Automation, Robotics and PLC, Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, Research Project, Professional Engineering Management, Advanced Mechanical Principles, Further Mathematics, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, Utilisation of Electrical Power. At the end of year 1 students achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma having studied 8 units totaling 120 credits. At the end of year 2 students achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma having studied 16 units totaling 245 credits.

How will I be taught?

The programme will be delivered in a variety of learning environments which will help to support development of the learners self study skills. A variety of practical and theoretical applications will be used to reinforce the learning along with a strong emphasis on work related learning within the industry. The emphasis is on implementing engineering solutions for the modern engineering environment.

How will I be assessed?

Student assessment involves three assignments per module, of which one may be a be a controlled assignment. All assigned work would need to be completed by assignment deadline dates. Each module is assessed by individual or group coursework assignments.

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