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HND Mechanical Engineering (Top-up)


This course will expand upon your knowledge and skills gained as part of the HNC, developing essential engineering principles, the essential skills behind researching and developing concepts, computer based evaluation methods and important business principles that a manufacturing company requires in the engineering industry.

This course is validated by Pearson.

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Entry requirements

In order to start this course, you will be expected to have successfully completed, or have evidence of working towards an HNC in Mechanical Engineering with the correct credit mix to allow us to claim your HND.

We also typically require GCSE English and maths at grade C/grade 4 or above: literacy and numeracy at Level 2 are essential requirements.

Please note that maths at Level 2 is required for progression onto full degree courses, should you choose to continue your education beyond a HND course.

Start dates and fees


This course is only offered as a part-time option either fully-funded by the individual or funded by an employer.

Financial support through Student Finance England is not available for this programme.

For those applicants not sponsored by an employer we appreciate that being able to meet the full-cost fee may be causing you some concern. The college can look at flexible payment options for you which would spread the cost of the programme equally over 12 monthly direct debits.

The college may be able to offer the sponsorship of course fees for individuals wishing to undertake this programme who are unable to fully-fund it themselves.

To express an interest in this as an option, please contact the college’s admissions team on 01623 627191 ext 8856.

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
321 yr(s)1002D102£3800.00Apply
04/09/2020TBCTBC1 yr(s)1002D1166£3800.00Apply

How long is the course?

2 years, part-time.

Students will attend for one day per week, you will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and work outside the classroom.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods are varied and may include written reports, presentations, case studies, individual/group projects and reflective statements. Where units are work-related, assessment will relate to your own organisation (where appropriate) and/or vocational setting. For mathematical subjects there may be time based assessments in the classroom.

What does the course lead to?

This course will provide you with knowledge, understanding and professional skills you can take into your future career or current role. Many previous applicants that have successfully completed the course have progressed into a supervisory role.

What will I study?

  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Advanced Mechanical Principles
  • Virtual Engineering
  • Further Mathematics
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Lean Manufacturing

Module titles may change.

What can I go on to study?

On successful completion of the HND programme you have the opportunity to complete a top-up programme to BSc(Hons) at a university, subject to entry requirements.

Engineering students may wish to apply for membership of professional institutes or bodies such as the IMechE after completing their programme.

How do I apply?

Please complete our online application form, paying particular attention to previous qualifications and the personal statement. If you experience any difficulty, please contact the Vision University Centre on 01623 627191 ext 8996, or email the HE team at

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