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Entry Requirements

One A Level either in maths, physics or engineering with grade C or above, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma at merit, pass or Extended Diploma at merit, pass, pass in Mechanical Engineering plus the unit: Maths for Engineering Technicians at grade merit or above, or a BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in

Mechanical Engineering.

You should have GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) in English, maths and science or equivalent. You will take a college test involving maths and general science/engineering.

For further details on entry requirements, please see the Higher Education Guide 2015-16 on our website.

Who is the course for

This 2 year course is for those who are employed or seeking at technician or engineer level in a mechanical engineering environment.

Course Content

Mandatory units:

  • Analytical methods for engineers (mathematics)
  • Engineering science
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Mechanical principles.

Specialist units include:

  • Business management techniques for engineers
  • Engineering design
  • Materials engineering
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Engineering thermodynamics
  • Advanced computer-aided design techniques
  • Design for manufacture
  • Quality assurance and management
  • Further analytical methods for engineers
  • Management of projects
  • Managing the work of individuals and teams
  • Further mathematics for technicians.

Study Methods

Mixture of theory by lectures/teaching, practicals and simulations with 15 contact hours. Student are expected to complete approximately 15 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments). Learners will get two formative (submitted before deadline) and two summative feedbacks.

For workshop lessons students may need PPE (overall, boots and safety glasses) which may cost up to £25. These can be bought buy directly from suppliers.

How is the course assessed

Assessment by combination of practical, simulation and exams based on assessment criteria for each unit.

Where next - Further Studies

Study at university to gain a BSc or BEng degree.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Engineering design and development, product development, installation and maintenance, project engineering, production planning and control and technical sales.

More Information

Students will attend College on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9am - 5pm.

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students.

Last updated: 4 January 2017.

How to Apply

All applications for HND courses are through Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS). For an application pack, contact UCAS on 01242 227788 or visit

For information and advice from the College you can also make an initial application by clicking the Apply Now button below. Our Information, Advice and Guidance team can provide you with support and advice to help you through the UCAS process.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 25 September 2017

Starts: 25/09/2017

Duration: 64 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Wednesday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00