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Mechanical and General Engineering HND

Course Overview

The Higher National Diploma (HND) is for those seeking to develop their knowledge and skills and build on their Level 4 HNC qualification with further academic study. Studied over one years, the course content is directly relevant to the profession to enable students to make an immediate or on-going difference in employment. The course is delivered over one day per week for 36 weeks making it suitable for those employed in industry who are permitted day release for study.


The course aims to develop your mechanical engineering knowledge and practice ensuring you are an industry relevant and highly skilled individual ready for employment or academic progression.

What topics are covered?

Managing a Professional Engineering Project, Thermofluids, Virtual Engineering

What are the entry requirements?

HNC Engineering or equivalent qualifications with Grade C/4 GCSE Maths and English. Mature students will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

What qualifications will I gain?

HND – Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I be assessed?

The course will be delivered using a blend of teaching and learning methods and will include lectures, group activities, written tasks, personal research, practice based work (work experience) and tutorials. The course combines theory and practice based assessment to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the demands of a career in the healthcare sector. This may include a work-based assessment, reflective log, case study reviews and professional discussions.

What can I do after this course?

Students may have the opportunity to progress on to a university course elsewhere to complete a full bachelors degree. Alternatively many progress in to or continue on in employment.

How much does this course cost?

The HND in Mechanical and General Engineering costs £3500, and is completed over one year.

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance loan for living expenses. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to the Funding for HE Students page.

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

How do I apply?

Click the Apply button at the top of this page to be taken through to the UCAS website, where you can apply.

4 reviews for Mechanical and General Engineering HND

  1. 5 out of 5

    Course was very well run by well qualified teachers delivering some interesting modules.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Very well structured with good feedback on every assignment which were on interesting topics.

  3. 5 out of 5

    The course was delivered well and has given me skills that I will use in my career.

  4. 5 out of 5

    The course has been well delivered and the course leader has been great at resolving any issues.

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