Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
University, Level 5
2 years Full-time, 3 years Part-time
Full-time or Part-time
Trinity Green Building
The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) is designed to provide you with wider knowledge of Engineering principles and methodology, supported by the development of analytical and research skills to prepare you for employment opportunities in the Mechanical Engineering field.
Emphasis will be placed upon reflection, analysis, environmental impact, critical thinking and personal development.
This programme is available as a full programme or Top-up.
Units are sequenced to provide you with a coherent learning experience. The structure will also ensure a practicable, even spread of assessments throughout the academic year.
The Higher National Diploma programme has a total value of 240 credits and is equivalent to approximately 2400 hours total learning time.
Learning methods include:
- Lectures and Seminars
- Workshops and Labs
- Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) Moodle
- Work Based Learning
- Guest Speakers
- Field Trips
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Maths
- Engineering Science
- Managing a Professional Engineering Project
- Mechanical Principles
- Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
- Quality and Process Improvement
- Computer Aided Design (CAD) for Engineering
- Research Project
- Professional Engineering Management
- Advanced Mechanical Principles
- Virtual Engineering
- Further Mathematics
- Lean Manufacturing
Entry to this course requires a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering and a minimum of 80 UCAS points. GCSE Maths and English at Grades A-C/9-4 or equivalent.
A minimum of 32 UCAS points including at least one Level 3 qualification in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science. GCSE Maths and English at Grades A-C or equivalent.
An Access to Higher Education Certificate in an Engineering discipline awarded by an approved Further Education institution.
The School of Engineering welcomes applications from those who do not meet the above criteria. Where this is the case, you will be invited for an interview at which you will be expected to provide a portfolio (either physical or digital) that demonstrates professional industry experience in an Engineering discipline and/or demonstrate a strong interest in Engineering through extra-curricular activity, research or work experience. As part of the interview process, you will undertake an Engineering aptitude test along with a Numeracy and Literacy skills assessment.
Claims for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) are welcomed by the Programme team.
Assessments may include elements of:
- Practical assessments
- Portfolios of evidence
- In-class tests
- Lab work
- Case studies
- Examinations, both open and closed book
- Reflective activities where you look back over your experiences, analyse them with the assistance of relevant theory and reflective tools, and learn from the experience; online discussions that you have had with your peers, tutors and invited contributors to the programme
- Oral and written reports
- Journals, blogs and log books
- Plans (eg action plans, plans for your group activities)
Although work placements are not mandatory on the programme, the Work Experience team will be present in the induction to discuss the options for work placements. Students who are not work based will be encouraged to undertake industry work placements throughout their programme to enrich the skills and knowledge gained and to develop contacts in the engineering industry.
The programme is designed to support career progression for anyone working in Engineering or for those who would like to develop their knowledge and skills and pursue a career in this field.
Full-time: £8,000. Part-time: Pro rata rate depending on intensity of study* *Intensity of Study refers to the amount of credits being studied in the academic year.
This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.
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