HND in General Engineering (top up)

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (General Engineering) (top up) is validated by Pearson and is targeted at the needs of local engineering employers, this level 5 qualification seeks to address the regional skills gap by upskilling their existing workforce and helping to improve competitiveness. The course aims to develop the experience and skills of company staff, industry's most important asset. This course is highly regarded by the global engineering community and leads to a nationally recognised professional qualification. This course is aimed at students employed in the engineering industry wishing to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects.

An example of the course units are;  

1. Research Project

2. Professional Engineering Management

3. Further Mathematics

4. Advanced Mechanical Principles

5. Lean Manufacturing

6. Advanced Manufacturing Technology

7. Sustainability

Five of these units will be studied in year 1 and the remaining two in year 2.

The course is part time and is studied over 1.5 years, one long day a week. In addition to this, students will need to engage independent/guided learning.

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Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a Higher National Diploma in Engineering (General) by Pearson Ltd.  

All higher education courses are regulated by the Office for Students and The Quality Assurance Agency.

All policies, processes and information relating to higher education courses at Telford College, including the HE Student Agreement, are available here.


Career Prospects

Successful completion of the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (General) can lead to career progression in a range of areas. Potential future job roles include; engineering maintenance manager, production manager, quality manager, engineering manager, consultant.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the course are successful completion of HNC Engineering (General or Electrical).

Additional Details

Work is assessed continually on an ongoing basis through the completion of assignment tasks. Deadlines for these assessments will be set at the beginning of each year. Typical methods of assessment include assignments, examinations, practical experiments and presentations.

When you apply to the college you will be invited for an interview to discuss the course and your career ambitions. Although most of the course will be delivered from the Telford College campus some modules may be delivered from the University Centre Telford where there is a small charge for parking. Tuition fees for this course are £5,900 in total. This will be split £4,425 for year one and £1,475 for year two. Funding is available to support with the cost of this course and in some cases living expenses. Please see the Fee Information link for further advice and guidance relating to tuition fees and funding.

After the course

Upon completion of the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (General) you can seek a top-up degree at university.

HND in General Engineering (top up)

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