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HND Mechanical Engineering

The course supports those in roles within the engineering sector such as mechanical, production, maintenance, engineering and technologies within the manufacturing and engineering sector.
Those completing the course may secure employment in the Automotive, Aerospace, Design and Manufacturing, Power and Process Plant Engineering including Nuclear power.
Typical roles undertaken include Design Engineers, Development and Test Engineers, and Project Engineers.

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcomed from Candidates with Level 2 Qualifications in English and maths, plus a relevant Level 3 Qualification such as:
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Engineering
- An approved, alternative qualification.
Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria, but have relevant work/life experience, will be considered on an individual basis and will be invited to interview.

Access to Higher Education Diploma Pass of 60 credits with minimum of 45 at Level 3 Science or Technology specific, and must have Level 2 English and maths (either included or extra).

Non-UK Based Qualifications:
Students applying with non-UK based qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants with Qualifications not in related Subject area:
Students with a full Level 3 qualification but not in a related subject area must have a minimum of two years relevant work experience. Admission by Experience AP(E)L Applicants may be admitted to the programme because of knowledge and skills gained through experience rather than formal qualifications.

The interview process will give you an opportunity to show how your experience has given you the knowledge and skills equivalent to those you would gain through completing a Level 3 qualification.

What do I need to bring?

Notepad/paper, pen, pencils, calculator (mobile phone is not acceptable for this).

Assessment/Exam information

This programme is awarded by Edexcel and delivered by Swindon College.

Assessment methods involve formative and summative strategies leading to a positive learning methodology with written feedback on all assessed work.

Other information

During the course you will receive expert tuition from well-qualified and experienced staff. The course will allow you access to state of the art computing facilities and Information Technology. Within the college you will also have access to a range of facilities; i.e. Learning Resource Centre, IT Centre, Student Centre etc.

What can I do next?

On completing the HND in Mechanical Engineering you can secure employment in many varied areas of the engineering industry such as Automotive, Design and Manufacturing, Aerospace, Power and Process Plant Engineering including Nuclear Power.

Typical job roles include Design Engineers, Development and Test Engineers and Project Engineers. Upon completion of the HND many students find they progress to supervising groups of employees. Progression to a specialist BSc (Hons) Engineering discipline or a BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree course is also possible via a one/two year top-up course.

Qualification description

HND in Mechanical Engineering.

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
31 weeks 10 Sep 2018 26 Jun 2020 Tuition fee: £5,950.00 EPH5061
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 11.50
Study days: 2 DAYS

Any extra costs

There may be some supplementary costs for equipment, books, course trips and visits.

For further information on costs, please contact:
Student Services, Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY.
Telephone: 01793 498106

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please contact UCAS directly
Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY,
Tel. 01793 498106
or email,