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University of Suffolk

Engineering (General Engineering)

UCAS Code: H101

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

All applicants are required to hold GCSE Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

HNC (BTEC)

P

Level 4 qualification in a related discipline (usually HNC in an engineering pathway).

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

General or integrated engineering

This course is delivered in the Energy Skills Centre at East Coast College’s Lowestoft campus – a new £11m development providing state-of-the-art facilities for students in the engineering and energy sectors. Students studying the HND Engineering (General Engineering) programme are likely to have progressed from the HNC Engineering (General Engineering) programme and will have approximately 12 hours contact for full-time and 9 hours for part-time per week. Contact hours will be a blend of class sessions, practical time in workshops and IT rooms, plus tutorials.

Students will normally be expected to undertake a minimum of 20 hours independent study in the average week (full-time) and 12-14 hours if studying part-time, but should be prepared for this to vary depending on assignment demands, deadlines etc. It is intended to provide a vocationally-based level 5 programme of study for those progressing from level 4 and to enhance career choices and opportunities for those working within – or intending to work within – the engineering sector, or wish to incorporate the study within a Higher Apprenticeship.

As such, it presents study areas identified as requirements of employers in the local area and beyond, to provide a broad skills-base and equip the student for employment or further study. This Edexcel/Pearson Higher National Diploma has been approved for delivery by the University of Suffolk, under whose frameworks, policies and procedures it is offered, in line with requirements for such courses. Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are designated as Higher Education qualifications in the UK and are aligned to the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Subject Benchmarks. These qualifications are part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,168
per year
England
£6,168
per year
EU
£6,168
per year
International
£6,570
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,168
per year
Scotland
£6,168
per year
Wales
£6,168
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Suffolk at East Coast College (Lowestoft)

Department:

Academic Services

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UK students
0%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
26%
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