Engineering and Manufacturing

HND in Mechanical Engineering (Top-up), Level 5

Please note there may be additional charges within the course for textbooks, trips, registration and assignment fees.

Course overview

The Higher National Diploma in Engineering is a taught programme of academic study and is suited
to students continuing from their HNC in Engineering. The purpose of the qualification is to equip students
with the knowledge necessary to develop their careers to engineer level employment. Students may wish to continue from the HND qualification to university to top-up to a degree level qualification.

Part-time classroom based delivery from 08.45 to 17.30 one day per week (day to be confirmed). In addition to this you are expected to complete an average of 3 hours independant study per week.

Entry requirements

Completion of Relevant HNC program such as HNC in Mechanical Engineering, and achieving adequate grades in core units

Course Modules

You will study a selection of the following modules according to staff availability and student preference. Modules may be subject to change.

––Employability Skills
This module provides students with the opportunity to assess and develop their transferable skills including
communication, team and leadership dynamics.

––Design for Manufacture
This module will investigate the processes involved in analysing a product design and preparing for its manufacture.

–– Industrial Robot Technology
Industrial robots are used in a variety of production applications. This module will provide students
with a greater understanding of the various elements of Industrial robotics including control and intelligence, end effecters and system errors.

––Further Analytical Methods for Engineers
This is a deeper mathematics based module usually undertaken by students wishing to further their studies on completion of the HND (e.g. Top-up to degree level).

––Electrical/Electronic Principles
This module will provide an understanding of electrical and electronic principles used in a range of engineering careers and provides the basis for further study of more specialist areas of electrical/electronic engineering.

––Mechanical Principles
This module will develop the understanding of an extended range of mechanical principles that underpin the design and operation of mechanical engineering systems.

––Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling Principles
The aim of this module is develop an understanding of the methods and techniques used in process planning and scheduling and will enable them to plan and schedule a manufacturing activity.

––Quality and Business Improvement
The aim of this module is to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles and applications of quality management.

––Energy Management
The principle focus of this module is to establish and develop an energy audit in the context of a plant engineering environment.

How will I be assessed?

A range of assessment techniques which may include; written assignments, examinations, work-based projects and verbal presentations.