HND in Mechanical Engineering

HND • Level 5

HND in Mechanical Engineering

HND • Level 5

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA4307


Study ModeFull Time.

Duration2 years

Awarded ByUCLan

Location ByBurnley College

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About the course

This course is ideal for candidates who may have some knowledge of Mechanical Engineering already and wish to work in higher paid roles. The full time HND fully prepares learners for progression on to a degree whilst enhancing their profile for careers in engineering. Mechanical Engineering is specifically concerned with design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of just about anything that has moveable parts. As a result, there are job opportunities for mechanical engineers in practically every field of work, transport (including aerospace), health, defence, manufacturing, entertainment, finance, publishing, building, design and research to name but a few. The standard tuition fee rate for 2020/21 for Home and EU students is £9000. Part-time the standard tuition fee is £4000. Please note if the course fees for 2020 entry are being paid for by your existing employer there may be an opportunity to get them discounted . Please enquire for more information.

Cost Information

Years 1 and 2 (delivered at Burnley College): The standard full time tuition fee rate per year for this course in 2020/21 for UK students is £9000

Entry requirements

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. A Level Normally a student will have a least one A Level pass in either Mathematics or Physics, with supporting passes at GCSE Grades A* to C in an appropriate Science or Technology subjects. Mathematics must have been passed at GCSE. An additional Science or Technology subject must have been studied at A Level. BTEC BTEC Diploma / Extended Diploma in an Engineering discipline with at least a Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM) profile - including distinction in Maths Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.


Course modules include: CAD/CAM Engineering Science Manufacturing Processes Mechanical Principles


All students will complete a Project Module, which is seen as a major contributor to the overall qualification as it involves a very high level of individual commitment with the support of highly qualified, motivated and committed lecturing staff. External examiners have continually identified the project as a particular strength of the programme. Assessment is by a series of assignments during the course and in some units there is an additional end examination. Whilst the normal route for study on this course is on a four unit per year basis, it may be possible to study a smaller number of modules per year. For further information on this subject, speak to a course tutor or visit one of our events.

Careers & Progression

On successful completion of this course you may progress to a Degree Apprenticeships or a range of other Degree courses. Careers that this course may lead to include Manufacturing Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineer and Stress Engineer.

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