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Mechanical and General Engineering HND

Course Overview

This one year, part-time Mechanical & General Engineering HND course is a top-up of the Mechanical or General Engineering HNC and comprises 6 units, some of which may be selected by students.

What topics are covered?

The course will develop your working knowledge of advanced engineering including:

  • Mathematics
  • Virtual Engineering
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles
  • Embedded Systems
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Plus many others to suit personal and employer requirements

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is suitable for anyone has completed the HNC in Mechanical or
General Engineering.

What are the entry requirements?

Successful completion of HNC in Mechanical and General Engineering.

What qualifications will I gain?

HND – Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Who is the awarding body?


Who will be my tutor?

Fred Bumford

How will I learn?

A mixture of classroom, laboratory, and independent learning.

What hours will I be in college?

One day a week (day TBC)

How will I be assessed?

Work and progress is assessed by a range of methods, which may include assignments, projects, case studies and practical exercises. Employers may also be involved with project work and other assessments to help ensure that course content is up to date and relevant.

What can I do after this course?

Students successfully completing the BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Mechanical/General Engineering may be able to enter the second year of a full-time or sandwich degree course in a related subject. Alternatively, progression is to employment.

How much does this course cost?

The HND in Mechanical and General Engineering costs £2,700.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs, only the course fees are applicable.

What funding is available?

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

Which department is this course in?

Department of Technology

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?

You can apply for this course using our online application form (click the ‘Apply’ button).

4 reviews for Mechanical and General Engineering HND

  1. simeon.rowsell@bathcollege.ac.uk

    5 out of 5

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

  2. simeon.rowsell@bathcollege.ac.uk

    5 out of 5

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

  3. simeon.rowsell@bathcollege.ac.uk

    5 out of 5

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

  4. simeon.rowsell@bathcollege.ac.uk

    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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