The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering is a rigorous specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and with a strong work related emphasis. The programme is designed to provide higher-level knowledge skills in electrical electronic engineering and mechanical engineering practice. At Level 4 students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the engineering sector through four core units, including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The core units are: Unit 1: Engineering Design Unit 2: Engineering Mathematics Unit 3: Engineering Science Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project Graduates successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of engineering and develop the practical skills underpinning engineering. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities of personal responsibility needed for employment. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent working with growing fault-finding and problem-solving strategies, and organisational awareness. The course works with employers to ensure that content is relevant for local employment needs. The resources available support learners to perfect their hand skills and knowledge of practical application of engineering knowledge, which is a key attraction to local businesses. The area is currently developing greater project-based learning to enhance core soft skills and project management’s skills to meet industry needs. Celebrating the learner achievement in the project showcase has been hugely important in linking students with employers and for students to make a full contribution to solving current engineering problems. This pathway is linked to Professional Body standards (where appropriate) and can provide progression towards professional status or entry to the later stages of an appropriate degree. At Level 5 students continue to build on the essential skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for all engineers whilst working through a larger number of subject-specific specialist and optional units. The two mandatory core units at Level 5 are: Unit 34: Research Project Unit 35: Professional Engineering Management. This two-year higher education course offers both theoretical and practical units combined with an extensive range of teaching and learning methods that enhance the learners’ knowledge and skill. Learners will develop an in-depth understanding of how to use theory and practice as a professional working in the industry. You will be taught in a nurturing environment with lots of expert support from our experienced and industry qualified tutors. They will teach you through a blend of lectures, guest speakers, seminars, case studies as well as individual and group work. Special features of this programme include:
- You can progress onto a final top-up year and achieve a full degree at our Chichester campus.
- Opportunity to tailor your HND through optional units
- Small group sizes ensure you get the support you need to succeed
The qualification consists of 15 units. There is a required mix of Mandatory, Specialist and Optional units totaling 120 credits. 1st and 2nd year Mandatory Units; • Unit 1 - Engineering Design • Unit 2 - Engineering Mathematics • Unit 3 - Engineering Science • Unit 4 - Managing a Professional Engineering Project 1st and 2nd year Specialist Units; • Unit 19 - Electrical and Electronic Principles • Unit 20 - Digital Principles 1st and 2nd year Optional Units; • Unit 21 - Electrical Machines • Unit 15 - Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic 3rd and 4th year Mandatory units: • Unit 34 - Research Project (Pearson set) • Unit 35 - Professional Engineering Management. 3rd and 4th year Specialist Units: • Unit 44 - Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage • Unit 45 - Industrial Systems • Unit 39 - Further Mathematics 3rd and 4th year Optional Units: • Unit 52 - Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital • Unit 53 - Utilisation of Electrical Power
Assessment will be through assignments (mainly) and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style assignment. Upon completion of all outcomes in a unit, the student will be able to undertake the End Graded assignment or End Test (depending on the unit) to obtain a unit grade. The method of assessment has been designed to encourage continuous written and verbal feedback throughout the course to ensure he highest grade attainable for each unit in conjunction with the highest quality education.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
English as a second language at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Mature students with suitable experience and/or portfolio of work are welcome to make an application and attend an interview and/or audition.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£3250||Year 1|
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