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 January 2017

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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

Most students will pay £2900 per year (course fees are £9000 - some of this is paid by Welsh Government for Welsh students. For 17/18, students will need to pay or get a tuition fee loan for the first £3900. The college is offering a £1000 bursary towards this for full time courses starting in September 2017.)

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