HND Engineering Top-Up

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2018
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Attendance
    Part Time
  • Awarding Body
  • Cost
  • Centre Location
    Bridgwater Centre
  • Who is this course for?

    The HND Engineering top-up is a part-time, one year, one day a week course designed to meet the needs of those looking to develop a career within the industry.

    Students will progress onto this course having studied one of the current HNC programmes within the University Centre Somerset's Engineering department, other HNCs will be considered.

    The HND is designed to provide the knowledge and understanding of how advanced and innovative engineering are managed and implemented within a highly efficient industry.

    This course can also form part of a Higher Apprenticeship. Please contact Information and Guidance about Higher Apprenticeships.

  • Course Description

    What does the course involve?

    Your studies will be complemented by theoretical and practical tuition in in your chosen pathway. The HND Level 5 Diploma includes the following units:

    • Business Management Techniques
    • Quality Assurance
    • Quality and Business Improvement
    • Managing People
    • Managing Individual and Teams
    • Design for Manufacture
    • Health, Safety & Risk Assessment



    What makes this course special?

    University Centre Somerset constantly make substantial investments in innovation to improve our facilities and to provide students with exceptional learning environments with workshops and laboratories for their education and training. The Energy and Skills Centre and the Advanced Engineering Centre are both examples of this constant effort.

    Undergraduates can take full advantage of the fully stocked and dedicated, machining, welding & fabrication workshops, and laboratories equipped with the latest Robotic, CAD/CAM, CNC, Materials, Pneumatic/Hydraulics, Programmable Logic Control, Electronics and Process Control Technology give them unrivalled access to the latest industry standard training and education.

    You will learn through a combination of lectures, directed study, assignment work, practical exercises and the completion of a work-based project relevant to your employment. 

    This course focuses on the management side of the engineering industry and adopts some strong working principles. All elements of the HND are delivered by staff with strong academic and industrial experience.

  • Career Progression

    You can look for work in a broad range of engineering occupations in engineering systems, process control, electrical or electronics engineering or engineering maintenance, manufacturing or project leader in industry.

    Many of our past students have gone on to study at degree level or have secured higher positions within their companies as design engineers, managers and project team leaders.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students will progress onto this course having studied one of the current HNC Engineering programmes within University Centre Somerset Engineering department, other HNC's will be considered.

    Applicants who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English can demonstrate a capability of English at a standard commensurate with IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections.