Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

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Course summary

BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide an engaging specialist vocational programme with a strong work-related emphasis, linked to the requirements of the professional bodies and National Occupational standards. The HND is available on a full or part-time basis. We also offer a top up from HNC to HND. You may take up employment in a wide range of industrial situations. The United Kingdom Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) will explain how Higher National qualifications fit into this framework.


HND Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) comprises the following units. Stage One: Engineering Design; Engineering Maths; Engineering Science; Managing a Professional Engineering Project; Mechanical Principles; Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines; Mechanical Workshop Practices; Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM). Part-time students will all be recruited from industry and consequently will already have the necessary experience developed by Mechanical Workshop Practices. The part-time structure therefore replaces Mechanical Workshop Practices with Quality and Process Improvement, which better meets the needs of employers. Stage Two: Research Project; Professional Engineering Management; Advanced Mechanical Principles; Virtual Engineering; Further Mathematics ; Advanced Manufacturing Technology ; Thermofluids. Part-time students and employers have requested the inclusion of Lean Manufacturing in the part-time programme structure (in place of Thermofluids). The Engineering team feels that Thermofluids is more appropriate for the full-time programme as it builds on aspects of Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines. It will also provide full-time students with a broader range of expertise to support their entry into employment in the Mechanical Engineering sector.

Assessment method

In addition to technical subjects, we will develop and assess your personal and inter-personal skills throughout the course to map your progress. You will follow a balanced programme of lectures, laboratory and workshop practical work, directed private study and industrial visits. Continuous assessment of your performance will be carried out by means of assignments, homework, class and laboratory work and formal examinations. All formal grades are subject to external verification.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We encourage applications from potential students who have achieved one of the following: award of a full Access Certificate by a licensed Access Validating Agency; Key Skills Level 3 (Application of Number, Communication, ICT); other qualifications or experience which demonstrate that you possess suitable knowledge and skills in an appropriate area of study may be accepted Mature students: applications are welcomed from those who do not meet the standard entry requirements providing they can demonstrate that, by virtue of other studies and/or experience, they are capable of coping with or benefiting from the course.

Additional entry requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Bradford College is committed to delivering quality, affordable degrees. We work hard to cut the cost and not the corners on our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The tuition fee rate per year is fixed for the duration of the course providing there is no break in study. You will not be asked to pay these fees up front, as you should be eligible for loans to cover the tuition fees and assist with living expenses from Student Finance England. However, please ensure that you have made your application and secured funding for your course prior to registration.
Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) at Bradford College - UCAS