Mechanical Engineering HND

Course Overview

Duration: Two years

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 December 2022

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. 


Course Delivery

This course is delivered over two academic years.

First year modules are:

Level 4

  • mathematics
  • engineering application and study skills
  • materials and introduction to manufacturing technology
  • engineering science 1
  • engineering science 2
  • engineering design​

Second year modules are:

Level 5

  • 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 Saint David. 

Additional Information

How to apply?

You will need to apply via UCAS (UCAS code is 8N2G)

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Accreditation of Prior learning

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications on the basis of prior learning, further details can be found at Academic Office | UWTSD

The UCAS code for this course is 8N2G.

Tuition fees are £9,000 per year. 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 (this is dependant on satisfactory course progression). For information on financial support - including tuition fee loans - please visit

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e:

  • travel to and from college, or placement
  • photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • printing and binding
  • gowns for graduation ceremonies

*Please note that the tuition fees stated are for the 2023-24 academic year and are subject to increase for future years of study. Please see the university’s website for further information.

Course deliverable in Welsh: