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Mechanical Engineering BTEC HND (part-time) (top-up from HNC)

This course is designed for people who are already working in a technical role within the engineering industry and are looking to top-up their HNC in Mechanical Engineering to HND. Dependent upon your existing HNC you may need to study anything from 6 to 8 additional units. If you need to top-up with 8 units this may take up to 1 day per week over 2 years. If you need to top-up with 6 units this will take 1 day per week over 1 year.

Entry requirements

To start this HND you must have successfully completed an HNC in Mechanical Engineering (or General Engineering). Entry is subject to a successful interview.

Course content

You are likely to study between 6 to 8 of the following subjects dependent upon the number of units previously studied at HNC. The units may vary dependent upon your previous range of subjects covered at HNC and are under constant review each year).

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Quality Assurance and Management
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Advanced CAD Techniques
  • Heat Transfer and Combustion
  • Managing People in Engineering
  • Strengths of Materials
  • Further Analytical Methods

Assessment methods

Assessment is on a continual basis and will include a range of assessment methods, such as: time-constrained tests, assignments, practical lab-work, research projects, presentations etc.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the HND you may have the option to further top-up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university.

Additional information

Dependent upon your existing HNC you may need to study anything from 6 to 8 additional units. If you need to top-up with 8 units this may take up to 1 day per week over 2 years. If you need to top-up with 6 units this should take 1 day per week over 1 year. Additional study and reading will be required and expected outside of College.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fee per unitLocationCourse Code
1 year 19/09/2019 Thu 9.00 am - 8.00 pm £750 Cauldwell Street D347 Apply

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