General Engineering HND

Overview

If you want to get ahead in your engineering career, an HND in General Engineering can help you realise your ambition. On this course, which you can do full-time or part-time, you'll get to grips with the fundamentals of engineering sciences and management, and learn how you can apply your skills to the industries you want to work in.

You'll learn from experts, and apply what you learn to your job if you're already in an engineering role. When you finish the course, you'll have new skills, knowledge and professional experience, backed up by a Higher National Diploma that could help you land your dream job, or progress in your career. You could also continue your studies, for example, by topping up your HND to a Bachelor's degree.

Location

You'll spend 1 day a week at the Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM) at the Isle of Wight College. This brand new, £12 million facility, is packed with the latest tools, equipment and resources. While studying at CECAMM, you can access our student support services and community including study support, the Students’ Union and our library's online resources.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Spend 1 day a week in the brand new, £12 million Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM) at the Isle of Wight College
  • Study topics that support your interests and career ambitions
  • Learn from experts in seminars, lectures and group sessions
  • Put what you learn to work in your job straight away, if you're already in employment
  • Get the option to continue your studies, and top-up your HND to a Bachelor's degree after the course

What you'll study 

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Full-time (1 year)

Core modules:

  • Advanced Mathematics for Engineering
  • Heat Transfer and Combustion
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Materials Engineering
  • Strengths of Materials

Optional modules:

  • Computer-aided Machining
  • Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Testing
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Mechanical Principles

Part-time (2 years)

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Advanced Mathematics for Engineering

Optional modules:

  • Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Testing
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Heat Transfer and Combustion
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Materials Engineering
  • Strengths of Materials

Optional modules:

  • Computer-aided Machining
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Mechanical Principles

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • group sessions
  • presentations
  • discussions
  • research
  • presentations
  • e-learning
  • tutorials

You'll also need to do around 120 hours of self-directed learning for each module.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • observation
  • presentations
  • a portfolio
  • reports
  • exams
  • reflective accounts

Careers and opportunities

Our Careers and Employability service can help you with career planning and you'll get access industry contacts, careers events and recruitment fairs during the course.

After you finish the course, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

HND, HND Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

48 points to include a minimum of 1 A level, a BTEC qualification in a relevant engineering discipline, or equivalent. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience will be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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