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

Entry Requirements

Two A Levels (minimum grade C in maths and a science subject), BTEC Level 3 or equivalent. All students will need to attend an interview.

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

The first year modules are:

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

The 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

UCAS course code: 8N2G

Most students will pay £2,900 per year (course fees are £9,000 - some of this is paid by the Welsh Government for Welsh students. For 16/17, students will need to pay or get a tuition fee loan for the first £3,900. The college is offering a £1,000 bursary towards this for full time courses starting in September 2016.)

For information on financial support, including tuition fee loans and fee grants, visit

We are keen to consider applications based on the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If when you apply you realise that you have completed part of the learning you will be undertaking at another institution and have certification for this learning then please advise the Admissions Office.

Course deliverable in Welsh: