General Engineering HND

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

The course takes place 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.

Entry requirements

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.

What you'll study on this HND General Engineering course

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.

Due to changing circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we may need to make changes to courses to ensure your safety and to ensure compliance with Government guidelines. We'll provide you with as much notice as possible of any such changes. Your course leader will inform you of these. Changes may include things such as modules being taught in teaching block 2 instead of teaching block 1 and teaching activities occurring in smaller group sizes.

Academic skills support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University's Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • Academic writing
  • Note taking
  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Presentation skills
  • Referencing
  • Working in groups
  • Revision, memory and exam techniques

If you have a disability or need extra support, the Additional Support and Disability Centre (ASDAC) will give you help, support and advice.

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • group sessions
  • presentations
  • discussions
  • research
  • presentations
  • elearning
  • tutorials

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

How you'll spend your time

You'll learn at the Isle of Wight College's Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM).

If you already work in an engineering role, you'll also do work-based learning in the form of practical activities, working with colleagues to apply what you've learnt in the classroom to your job.

Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks, which both include an assessment period:

  • September-January
  • January-May

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

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

Course costs

Tuition fees (2021 start)

UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time (1 year) - £6,165 (may be subject to annual increase)
  • Part-time (2 years) - to be confirmed

EU students

This course isn't open to international students.

Tuition fees terms and conditions

HND Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration
H100 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

Qualifications or experience

  • An Advanced level qualification in Engineering or related subject, or Level 3 vocational equivalent (diploma/extended diploma), or equivalent industry experience in a relevant field.

English language requirements

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

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