Mechanical Engineering HND (Top-up from HNC)

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 September 2022

Entry Requirements

Students should normally have a HNC with 120 credits at Level 4. This needs to be from an approved programme. Please contact us for confirmation and an interview.


Course Delivery

This course is delivered over two academic years.

Year 1
The modules are:

Level 5

  • engineering mechanical principles
  • manufacturing, design and technology
  • thermofluid mechanics

Year 2

The modules are:

Level 5

  • group project
  • management, innovation and sustainability
  • fault diagnosis and condition monitoring

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

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

From September 2023 tuition fees for this course are £2100 per year.

For information on financial support - including tuition fee loans and fee grants - 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 subject to increase for future years of study. Please see the university’s website for further information.

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