Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in General Engineering – September 2024

Funding information: Student Finance HE Loan available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years (1 day per week)
Attendance: Part-time Day

Course Overview

The HN Engineering course has been designed to enable direct progression to a full honours degree course upon successful completion. You will have the opportunity to investigate 3D printing, mechatronics, Stirling engines, drone technology, and advanced mathematics relevant to engineering.

You can opt to pursue a specialist pathway in mechanical, electrical/electronic or general engineering for the certificate and the diploma part of the qualification. The HN is split into two elements – the certificate and the diploma.

Course Content

Modules will include;

  • Unit 34 – Research Project
  • Unit 35 – Professional Engineering Management (Pearson set theme is DIGITALISATION for 2023/24)
  • Unit 48 – Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Unit 49 – Lean Manufacturing
  • Unit 50 – Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Unit 39 – Further Mathematics
  • Unit 45 – Industrial Systems

Entry Requirements

You will need to have already obtained an RQF HNC engineering qualification.

Assessment Methods

  • Assignments and Projects


Successful completion of the HNC in Engineering can lead to a wide range of roles such as Mechanical engineer, Electrical engineer, Maintenance engineer. You could also choose to progress onto a degree programme with a university.