Course Details

The programme develops a wide range of engineering skills to prepare students for the exciting world of modern engineering. Subjects cover the underpinning maths and science as well as exploring the core skills required for 21st century engineers such as materials, CAD, project management, automation and robotics, programming, electronics, design, workshop practices and research/development. The HND programme offers an excellent way to a study towards a degree level programme in Engineering with all the benefits of staying local and with small class sizes and the close support of industrially and educationally experienced lecturers. Students also benefits from academic and pastoral 1:1 tutorials, directed self-study and assignment workshops.

Entry Requirements

GCE AS/A levels at grade C+ in related subjects e.g. maths, physics, engineering, D&T, Product Design. BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering at a minimum M grade. GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C equivalent or higher. Other equivalent qualifications considered on an individual basis.

Career options

The HND provides progression towards professional status, direct employment or entry to the later stages of an appropriate degree. Relevant careers paths include all areas of engineering and related technical and professional roles.

Engineering Higher National Diploma

Five highlights

  • 1 A wide range of workshops, facilities and equipment
  • 2 Dedicated industry and educationally experienced staff
  • 3 High levels of support with small class sizes and 1:1 tutorials
  • 4 Assignment assessment approach with no exams!
  • 5 Excellent progression opportunities in to employment or related degree

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • BTEC (RQF) Level 5 HND in Engineering (General Engineering)

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Course code Location Course length Start date
MNT272CF1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

The programme consists of eight mandatory units in addition to a seven specialist units. The mandatory units are: Engineering Design (L4), Engineering Maths (L4), Engineering Science (L4), Managing a Professional Engineering Project (L4), Research Project (L5), Further Mathematics (L5) and Lean Manufacturing (L5). Specialist units are selected by the centre and may vary. Units will be confirmed for each academic year on induction. Example unit titles include: CAD for Maintenance Engineers (L4), Materials Properties and testing (L4), Mechanical Workshop Practices (L4), Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers (L4), Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM) (L4), Virtual Engineering (L5), Embedded Systems (L5), Advanced Manufacturing Technology (L5), Commercial Programming Software (L5), Analogue Electronic Systems (L5).

How will I be taught?

The programme will be delivered in a variety of relevant learning environments which will help to support development 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. Students benefit from small class size teaching, directed self-study periods, academic and pastoral 1:1 tutorials and assignment workshops. Teaching is largely based at the Chichester Campus with s

How will I be assessed?

Students complete a number of formal assignments for each unit which are assessed internally and count towards the unit grade and overall qualification grade. Assignments must be submitted electronically before a set deadline and may include a variety of evidence types including written work/reports, presentations, worked solutions and practical work observation.

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