Mechanical Engineering HND

Course Overview

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in mechanical engineering, with a responsibility for the design, installation, commissioning and operation of engineering services.

Updated July 2019

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer:

A Level = DD
BTEC Level 3 Diploma = MP
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma = PPP
Access = Pass

In addition, students would be expected to have a C grade in Maths and a Science subject at GCSE. All students will need to have an interview. 

Recognition of prior learning
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications on the basis of prior learning, further details can be found on their website.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered over two academic years.

First year modules are:

  • mathematics
  • materials and introduction to manufacturing technology
  • electro pneumatics and hydraulics
  • engineering science 1
  • academic and employability skills
  • engineering science 2
  • engineering design​

Second year modules are:

  • group project
  • fault diagnosis and condition monitoring
  • engineering mechanical principles
  • management, innovation and sustainability
  • manufacturing, design and technology
  • thermofluid mechanics

Progression Opportunities

The qualification opens up career opportunities in consulting, contracting and manufacturing in both the public and private sector. Students can also progress onto the BEng or the MEng at University of Wales Trinity St David. 

Additional Information

Tuition fees are £9,000 per year. For academic year 2019/20, students will need to get a tuition fee loan for the full amount. The College is offering a £1,000 bursary per year towards full time HE courses starting in September 2019 (this is dependant on satisfactory course progression). For information on financial support - including tuition fee loans - please visit



Course deliverable in Welsh


Detailed Course Information

Where and when can I study?

Start Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 | Course Code: BL189 PT1 | Cost: £1,800

Level HE   Thu   9am-6pm   30 weeks   Tycoch  

An interview is required