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Heart of Worcestershire College

Engineering (Mechanical)

UCAS Code: 003H

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


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

PPP-D*D*D*

A relevant BTEC National/ Extended Certificate/ Diploma in Engineering.

About this course


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2021

If you are wanting to step up to the next level in Engineering then a HND could be your perfect choice. The Higher National Diploma in Engineering is a taught programme of academic study and is suited to students continuing from their Level 3 studies (either Diploma or A levels) or for mature students wishing to undertake a full-time engineering qualification. The purpose of the qualification is to equip students with the knowledge necessary to develop their careers to engineer level employment. Students may wish to continue from the HND qualification to university to top-up to a degree level qualification. The course will be delivered by a blend of experienced staff that have a wide and extensive range of qualifications and vocational knowledge. All staff have industrial experience in their chosen focus of study and complete frequent scholarly activities to update their knowledge and skills. This breadth and depth of module specific knowledge and experience allows the team to introduce the modules using innovative approaches and vocational context in the classroom which emulates with work based learners.

Modules

Modules include: Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians - Core Module, Analytical Methods- Core Module, Engineering Science (Mechanical and Electrical)- Core Module, Project Design- Core Module, Implementation and Evaluation- Core Module, Mechanical Principles – Mandatory Module for Mechanical Engineering Pathway, Electrical and Electronic Principles – Mandatory Module for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Pathway, Plant and Process Principles - Mandatory Module for Operations Engineering Pathway, Planning and Scheduling Principles - Mandatory Module for Manufacturing Engineering Pathway, Materials Engineering, Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD), Application of Pneumatics and Hydraulics, Supply Chain Management, Instrumentation and Control Principles, Programmable Logic Controllers, Combination and Sequential Logic, Quality and Business Improvement, Plant Maintenance and Decommissioning, Engineering Design, Heath, Safety and Risk Assessment in Engineering, Business Management Techniques for Engineers, Design for Manufacture, Employability Skills, Further Analytical Methods for Engineers, Energy Management and Engineering Thermodynamics.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through assignment-based coursework, although there are some internally set tests. You will be assessed by the College and then externally moderated by BTEC Edexcel.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£8,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

Extra funding

Heart of Worcestershire College is offering HE Boost award of up to £1500 each to all first year full time HE students. The funding will paid in 3 equal instalments at the end of October, January and May. If you are applying for your first year of your first Higher Education course and have “Firmly” accepted an offer of a place on a HE programme at Heart of Worcestershire College as your first choice (not insurance) you may be eligible. To be eligible you must meet the national criteria: • Normally resident in England • Have a household income of less than £25,000 (as assessed through Student Finance England) • Self funding, not sponsored by an employer, the NHS nor the Training and Development Agency for Schools. Please note that due to the limited nature of these funds meeting the criteria does not equate to an entitlement to the Boost award. Each application will be considered by the panel of senior staff based on the information provided.

The Uni


Course location:

Worcester

Department:

Engineering

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