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HND Engineering (General)

  • Course Type: Higher National Diploma
  • Institution Code: P56
Course overview

What can this course lead to?

After successful completion of the HND Engineering Level 5 you can progress into the industry some of the future careers for graduates after completing the course include:

  • Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Quality Engineer

Who is it for?

This engineering qualification provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the engineering sector.

During the course you will study mandatory units in further engineering maths, professional engineering management, research project and lean manufacturing. You will develop knowledge and undertake a range of projects mixed with academic theory, creating highly skilled and motivated individuals that have the opportunity to progress into a broad range of engineering careers.

If you are working within the engineering field or have ambitions of working in this area in a professional, managerial, or technical capacity, then these courses are for you.

HNDs provide a nationally recognised qualification (240 credits) offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and opportunities to progress on to an honours degree programme.

The courses at Peterborough College are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 20 students.

What is covered?

You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits.

HND Engineering (General) (Level 5)

  • Research Project (30 credits)
  • Professional Engineering Management (15 credits)
  • Further Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Lean Manufacturing (15 credits)
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles (15 credits)
  • Further Control Systems Engineering (15 credits)
  • Further Electrical Machines and Drives (15 credits)

You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours which includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours which includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time. For details of progression and module scenarios please refer to page 5 of Academic Regulations. For details of assessment offences please refer to Academic Offence Policy. For details of how we will inform you of changes to modules please refer to page 2 of the terms and conditions.

A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours which includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study.  A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours which includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study.  A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time.

For details of progression and module scenarios please refer to page 5 of Academic Regulations.
For details of assessment offences please refer to Academic Offence Policy.
For details of how we will inform you of changes to modules please refer to page 2 of the terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • HNC Engineering (Electrical & Electronic/Mechanical/Manufacturing)

Mature students or students who do not have the above qualifications can contact our admissions team on 01733 214466 or admissions@ucp.ac.uk to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

You must have GCSE English language, mathematics and a science (or equivalent) at a minimum of grade C or grade 4.

If English is not your first language you will require a recognised Level 2 English language qualification or an IELTS score of 5.5 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill) or an equivalent English Language qualification.

EU STUDENTS AND OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

We can accept a wide range of overseas qualifications and use UK NARIC to compare qualifications. For advice about overseas qualification conversion call the Admissions Office on 01733 214466 or email admissions@ucp.ac.uk.

ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR CERTIFICATED LEARNING (APCL) FOR ENTRY

APCL relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study. If you have previously completed a course which is relevant to your proposed course you should make this clear when you apply. For this to be eligible for consideration you must be able to provide certification, which shows your success in a final assessment for that course. Learning must be completed in the last five years or further evidence of updating will be required. Simple participation in a course or an attendance certificate is not sufficient.

EXEMPTIONS BASED ON ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING (APL)

We offer students flexibility in their studies, by recognising learning they may have completed elsewhere before they apply. The Accreditation of Prior Learning process ensures that we can take this into account when determining the modules you must study. It is important that you identify any relevant prior learning when you apply. If your previous study specifically relates to modules on the course you wish to undertake we may approve a reduced programme of study, thus shortening the time it takes to obtain your award. Where this relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study, this is called Prior Certificated Learning, and where learning has been achieved through relevant work or experience, this is referred to as Prior Experiential Learning. Claims must be approved before you commence a course.

EXEMPTIONS BASED ON ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR EXPERIENTIAL CERTIFICATED LEARNING (APEL)

It is important to understand that the APEL process does not award academic credit for experience alone, but for learning which can be shown to have been achieved through that experience. Students are required to prepare an individual case for the credit arising from their learning experiences. This normally means that a student receives support in the preparation of a portfolio, which evidences their claimed exemptions for entry. This portfolio of evidence is then submitted for assessment and the possible award of academic credit. Alternative methods of assessment of evidence may be available but needs to be discussed with the Admissions team or Course Leader.

Course information
Ucas Code
H600
Location
University Centre Peterborough
Start Date
September
Fees
HNC/HND Part-time: £3,750 per yearThere may be additional costs for this course which are not covered by the tuition fee.
Duration

HNC: Part-time 2 years (1 full day a week over two semesters per year)

HND: An additional 2 years (1 full day a week over two semesters per year)

 

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