Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (General Engineering)


Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Technology And Skills Centre
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 20
Total Hours: 600
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator:

Campus: Technology And Skills Centre
Week Starting: 17 September 2020
Day: Thursday
Time: 09:00–20:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 11
Total Hours: 330
Fee: 630
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator:


This course has been designed to meet the specific needs of the local engineering industry by providing a range of higher level technical skills in manufacturing, procurement and management. The course is aimed at those working in the engineering industry and seeking an academic progression route whilst continuing to work. It is also designed for Persons who want to formalise the skills already acquired in the industry or those wishing to re-skill. In addition to this, the course is also aimed at full time students completing A Levels, BTEC National Diplomas or Level 3 Apprenticeships who wish to continue their academic and professional career in Engineering. This course provides a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development.

Additional Information

The course provides a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment, and opportunities to progress into further higher education.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

    This course will appeal to employees within the manufacturing industry, requiring training in:

  • Engineering Design
  • Managing Projects
  • CAD/CAM or PLC’s
  • Quality & Business Improvement
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Production Engineering or Automation
  • Aside from this the development of team work, presentation and Interpersonal Skills will be unavoidable.

    Core Modules

    The units will be optional from the list below:

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Health, Safety and Risk Assessment in Engineering
  • Business Management Techniques for Engineers
  • Materials Engineering
  • Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Strengths of Materials
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Quality and Business Improvement
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Employability Skills
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Research Project
  • Work-based Experience
  • Quality Assurance and Management
  • Industrial Robot Technology
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Management of Projects
  • Managing People in Engineering
  • Knowledge-based Systems and Techniques
  • Energy Management
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Mathematics for Technicians
  • Computer Programming Techniques
  • Composite Materials in Engineering
  • Microprocessor Interfacing and Control.
  • Optional Modules

    All units are compulsory.

    Assessment Method

    Students will be assessed through practical and written assessments, covering a wide range of engineering disciplines.

    Progression Opportunities

    Progression to BEng qualifications at University with opportunity for Stage/Level 2 entry. Direct entry to employment in engineering sector at advanced technician level. Completion of this HNC/HND will facilitate progression to higher level roles within the candidates own place of work.

    Entry Requirements

    5 GCSEs grade C or above, or equivalent to include English and Maths. Level 3 Qualification:

  • BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma, A Levels, relevant HNC or equivalent, minimum 48 UCAS points or equivalent.
  • Relevant subjects – science/technology.
  • APEL for mature students.