University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Manufacturing Engineering

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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The purpose of the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering) is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving engineering sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. This means that you will not only learn the necessary fundamental knowledge, but also more specialist skills such as advanced manufacturing technology or manufacturing systems engineering. You will also be exposed to very current subjects related to sustainability and Lean manufacturing. In addition to academic knowledge this programme imparts practical skills in mechanical engineering (such as turning and milling) and electrical engineering (including measurement technology) and we will support you to gain work experience where you will develop your engineering skills further and also employability skills such as CV writing and interview preparation. These features have been added after consultation with employers. The qualification has the dual aim of preparing the students for direct entry to a range of technical and management careers (such as engineering technician, control engineer, electronic design engineer or approvals/production engineer) and of offering the opportunity to enrol on top-up degrees.

Course details


The first year units are: Unit 1: Engineering Design Unit 2: Engineering Maths Unit 3: Engineering Science Unit 4: Design, Implementation and Evaluation Unit 7: Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials Unit 12: Engineering Management Unit 14: Production Engineering for Manufacture Unit 17: Quality and Process Improvement The second year units are: Unit 34: Research Project Unit 35: Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set) Unit 39: Further Mathematics Unit 48: Manufacturing Systems Engineering Unit 49: Lean Manufacturing Unit 50: Advanced Manufacturing Technology Unit 51: Sustainability

Assessment method

The assessments are scheduled so that deadline clashes are minimised and the main assessment mechanisms are: Assignments (tasks include maths problems, presentations, essays or reports) Project work A minimal quantity of exams

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH710
Institution code L21
Campus namePrintworks Campus
Campus codeW

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

GCSE Maths and English (C/4 grade or above), two relevant A-levels (grade D or above), relevant BTEC Level 3/National Diploma at MM or above. Industrial experience will also be considered. English: Level B2 (CEFR), PTE 51, IELTS 6 (no element lower than 5.5) or equivalent.

Additional entry requirements


All suitable applicants will be required to attend a formal interview.


All suitable applicants will be required to complete and pass an initial assessment and provide a satisfactory reference.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7950 Year 1
England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year.
Manufacturing Engineering at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS