HND in Engineering L5 Y1

Higher Education · Part Time · Part Time Day · Engineering (at SWDT) · South West Durham Training

03 September 2024 - 02 July 2026
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Level 5
Taught at:
South West Durham Training

Course overview

Students can study a Level 5 Higher National Diploma Engineering here at SWDT. This Level 5 qualification equates to the second year of degree programme. After studying for an HND, students can 'top-up' their qualification at a range of local and national universities to be awarded either a full BSc Hons Degree (1 Year) or BEng Hons Degree (2 Years). '

All students graduate at our ceremony held at Durham Cathedral…it’s a special event!

Course requirements

Entry requirements include:

• Level 4 qualification in engineering HNC (RQF)

• A student with relevant engineering work experience/background and a good standard of education

• All students must have at least a grade 4 (or C) in GCSE maths and English (or an equivalent qualification).

What will I do?

The modules studied will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of mechatronic systems and principles. Practical work will be carried out in our purpose-built classrooms, automation training facilities, electronics labs and engineering workshops. These sessions provide opportunities to work on industrial standard equipment and to learn engineering skills including: CAD for Engineering, automation control, mechanical maintenance, electrical principles, hydraulic and pneumatics and engineering science/maths.

Materials needed

Basic stationery materials are required including either 1 lever arch file or 4 A4 notebooks. It is recommended that students also purchase highlighters, different coloured ink pens and sticky notes to aid research tasks; a memory stick may also prove useful if you like to keep a back-up copy of work completed.

What can I do when I finish?

Completion of our HND will enable you to progress your career or allow you to apply for employment in a range of engineering career paths and sectors, or you could continue your studies at a university. Previous students have continued to ‘top up’ their HND and have completed a degree in engineering disciplines.

What next?

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