HND Engineering Top-up

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Awarding Body
  • Cost
  • Course Description

    The course is designed for those looking to develop their career after successfully completing an HNC course (RQF). Learners study in new, state of the art engineering facilities and are supported by a team of experienced professionals. This course can also form the academic part of a Higher Apprenticeship.

    This top-up course can be undertaken in one of the following ways:

    • One day at college per week over a two year period
    • Two days at college per week over a one year period

    The course builds on the units completed during a HNC programme to ‘top-up’ to a Level 5 qualification. The course includes the following units:

    • Research Project 
    • Professional Engineering Management
    • Further Maths
    • Lean Manufacturing 
    • Sustainability 
    • Advanced Manufacturing Technology 
    • Manufacturing Systems Engineering 

    Please click here to view our part-time option.

  • Teaching and Assessment

    Continuous assessment of learner performance is carried out by means of assignments and may include verbal presentations, projects, group-work, practical exercises, written reports and integrative assignments that link various subject areas.

    Learners attend College for one/two full days a week and will be expected to complete written assignment work in self-study time at home.

  • Progression Opportunities

    You can look for work in a broad range of engineering occupations.  

    Many graduates from the HND course have gone on to study at degree level or have secured higher positions within their companies as engineers, managers and project team leaders.

  • Entry Requirements

    This is a top-up programme following the successful completion of HNC in Engineering (RQF).

    Students will progress onto this course having studied one of the current HNC Engineering programmes (RQF) within University Centre Somerset’s Engineering department. HNCs awarded by other institutions will also be considered providing they meet the requirements of the RQF specification.

    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.