ABOUT THE COURSE
The HND course is designed to support the progression into relevant areas in Mechanical Engineering or provides a flexible route to degree study and a recognised qualification. The course is for you if you would like to work as a technician/technician engineer in mechanical engineering design, manufacture, maintenance and testing. Our Higher National offer has been developed in conjunction with local employers to meet the needs of the local workforce.
The course will be internally assessed through a programme of assignments, projects, case studies and practical activities.
Core units: Engineering Design // Engineering Maths // Engineering Science // Managing a Professional Project // Research Project // Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set) // Mechanical Principles // Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines // Advanced Mechanical Principles // Virtual Engineering // Further Mathematics
Current offer of optional Units - four required: Mechatronics // Materials, Properties and Testing // Mechanical Workshop Practices // CAD for Maintenance Engineers // Instrumentation and Control // Electronic Circuit and Devices // Electrical Systems and Fault Finding // Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems // Electrical and Electronic Principles
WHERE DOES IT LEAD?
On completion of the HND, students may go onto a wide and varied range of Engineering career pathways. Also students may choose to progress on to an appropriate Engineering Degree programme.