Manufacturing Engineering

BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering

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The HND course is for people who are working within the engineering sector and would like to progress their careers by gaining HND qualification. We offer part-time study programme for students to top-up their HNC qualification to a HND.

Our courses includes use of modern industry standard software and equipment, use of analysis tools, CAD, Lean Manufacturing techniques and process improvements. An ideal course for Mechanical engineers, Design engineers, production or process engineers for example. 

The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving engineering sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications also aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.


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Manufacturing Engineering - HND Diploma HSDC-SD-T222

HSDC South Downs Campus
Academic Year 2017-18 (1 year)
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A HND consists of 16 units of study, where 8 or more have been completed in the HNC.

From September 2017, we will offering HND on the current QCF framework.

The course could include units such as:

  • Material Resource Planning
  • Engineering Materials
  • Further Analytical methods
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Managing Health and Safety

These are the standard units offered. We can also discuss a more individual study program, which could incorporate units from Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical or Manufacturing engineering courses

This level of study requires additional hours allocated each week outside of college for research and writing reports. We would recommend studying these 8 units over 2 years.


HND courses are taught by a team of specialist subject lecturers, supported by a tutor. Classes are informal and incorporate a variety of teaching and learning methods e.g. discussion, lectures, group work and practical sessions.


Assessment is made through completion of assignment based activities, reports, course work, practical work, independent study and research.Each unit is marked at Pass, Merit or Distinction grade and these will be used to calculate final overall grade for the Qualification.

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A Foundation Degree or a university degree in Engineering.

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