About the HND Engineering (General Engineering) programme
The programme evaluates the basic areas of engineering, design, processes, systems and technology, including further mathematics. This qualification has a strong bias towards mechanical subjects.
It is designed to provide students who are seeking to further their career in a range of manufacturing, processing and service industries. The HND provides students who have completed a HNC in an Engineering discipline with a thorough understanding of six to eight further engineering subjects (depending upon entry qualifications).
Students will normally hold a Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in an Engineering discipline.
What you will learn
Unit 34: Research Project (Double unit)
Unit 35: Professional Engineering Management
Unit 36: Advanced Mechanical Principles
Unit 39: Further Mathematics
Unit 49: Lean Manufacturing
Unit 62: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning*
Unit 64: Thermofluids*
*Part time study option does not include Unit 62 & Unit 64.
Learning & Teaching Methods
Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential. A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, workshops, student led seminars and practical sessions. There may be opportunities to integrate a work-based or placement opportunity. Students will be visited in the workplace by a member of Institute staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer / mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market.
Upon successful completion of this qualification graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in the Engineering sector. Engineering careers can begin with work opportunities with small to medium enterprise organisations (those with less than 250 employees) or with national and multi-national organisations. Many also go onto self-employment which is usually not possible until a graduate has several years’ experience. Other graduates will go on to work for large organisations which may comprise roles in engineering management; engineering maintenance and servicing, project management, design engineering, planning or working on large infrastructure projects linked to the engineering and construction industries.
Further study in engineering or employment in industry as an Engineer are the options available to students once the programme is successfully completed.