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General Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

We also accept other combinations equivalent to 48 points to include a minimum of 1 A level.

Pass the Access to HE Diploma.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, to include Mathematics and/or Physics at grade B or above/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, to include Mathematics and/or Physics at grade 5 or above.

48 UCAS Tariff points to include 1 Higher Level subject

48 Tariff points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MP

Must be in an engineering discipline

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

Must be in an engineering discipline

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D

Must be in an engineering discipline

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

MP

Must be in an engineering discipline

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

PPP

Must be in an engineering discipline

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Must be in an engineering discipline

48 Tariff points.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

T Level

P

Pass (D or E in the core)

UCAS Tariff

48

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 will need to attend an interview.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

General or integrated engineering

**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.

**What you'll experience**

On this course, you'll:

- Attend 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

**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.

Modules

FULL TIME (1 YEAR) – ** Year 1 core modules [all worth 15 credits each]: ** Advanced Mathematics for Engineering; Design for Manufacture; Engineering Design; Programmable Logic Controllers; Quality & Business Improvement Techniques; Research Project; Strengths of Materials; Work Based Experience | PART TIME (2 YEARS) – ** Year 1 core modules [all worth 15 credits each]: Advanced Mathematics for Engineering; Design for Manufacture; Engineering Design; Strengths of Materials | ** Year 2 core modules [all worth 15 credits each]: ** Programmable Logic Controllers; Quality & Business Improvement Techniques; Research Project; Work Based Experience

Assessment methods

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

observation
presentations
a portfolio
reports
exams
reflective accounts

The Uni


Course location:

Isle of Wight College - CECAMM Centre

Department:

Faculty of Technology

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

General or integrated engineering

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Engineering professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Information technology technicians

As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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