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Engineering - Level 5 HND

Higher Education

Course Overview

Intended for those already in the engineering industry, this is a professional qualification for learners who wish to enhance their career prospects. 

A part time day release course, with it combines work and study.

It will entail a full day at college to complete the HND course, as well as several units that are delivered as distance learning, thus combining work and study.

Learners gain knowledge and experience by analysing and working principles applicable to current technologies. The learner will develop knowledge and undertake a range of hands on projects, mixed with academic theory. During the course we will support development of key skills, including maths, problem solving, decision making, IT and communication.

This course will be delivered on a Wednesday. Mature students are welcome.

Course Content

On this course the subjects covered will include; -

Engineering Management, Mechanical & Electrical Principles,  Materials, Electrical/Electronic measurements and Engineering Project

The Engineering Project gives you an opportunity to design and implement a solution to an engineering problem that is relevant to your company.

The college offers a wide range of resources and facilities including e-learning tools, suitable equipped place to work, IT facilities and other learning resources that will be appropriate for the nature of the work you will be required to undertake.

Further details can be found in the course handbook, which will be given to you within the first few weeks of the course.

Entry Requirement

You must have completed a HNC course in Engineering. You will be required to provide a copy of your HNC certificate or proof that you have completed an HNC to the course tutor.

Candidates will be invited to attend an interview with a member of the faculty staff either in person or by phone.

If you have an older HNC then it will need to be cross mapped against the HND specifications to ensure the compatibility of the award. You may have to complete some additional work for a full award.


You will be assessed by producing evidence that meets the outcomes of each unit usually through the form of assessments.

The assessment is continuous. It includes projects and presentations and It is likely that the evidence provided will involve real work-based projects from your employer. Class work will include group work, discussions and formative assessments.

Where does this course lead to

Upon successful completion of this course learners will be able to progress onto a BSc or possibly MSc at University.

The qualification is recognised by the Professional bodies towards registration as a Professional Engineer. The college is recognised with the IET and IMECH and will be able to help with an application for these professional bodies.

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above.

If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements please email information@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.

You will be required to attend an interview with a member of the faculty staff either in person or by phone.

Course is now full

Course Outline

Course Code: ERBC037
Study Mode: Higher Education
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 11/09/2019
Day & Time: Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Duration: 1 Year
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £2600.00)
Registration Fees: £280.00
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