HND Mechanical Engineering

This course is designed to enable engineers to develop their skills and competence to a higher level in the mechanical, maintenance and manufacturing engineering sectors to meet the needs of today’s industry. It will equip them to seek employment in industrial, public sector and service organisations. The course is suitable for those already working in the Engineering industry who are looking to progress towards professional Engineering status. It can also lead to various degree programmes at university. 

This course is available to study 2 years full time (incorporates HNC in Year 1) or 4 years part time (incorporates HNC in Years 1 and 2).

Course content

Throughout the duration of the course you will undertake SQA HN Units which will lead to the HND Mechanical Engineering Award (G841 16). A sample of the types of the units that you will undertake are given below:

  • Thermofluids 
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Dynamics 
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Engineering Principles 
  • Material Selection
  • CAD for Engineers 
  • Communication: Practical Skills 
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2 
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics 
  • Quality Management: An Introduction 
  • Mechanical Engineering: Graded Unit 1 Examination 
  • Engineering Practical Skills 
  • Plant Systems 
  • Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 
  • Strength of Materials 
  • Design for Manufacture 
  • Engineering Measurement 
  • Engineering Mathematics 3 
  • Engineering Mathematics 4 
  • Engineering Mathematics 5
  • Mechanical Engineering Graded Unit 2 – Project Based

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Minimum of two Highers from English, Mathematics, Physics or another technical or science subject
  • A National Certificate in appropriate discipline
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience

Progression routes

Full time Candidates who successful complete the HND Mechanical Engineering Award with a Graded Unit 2 result of B or above will be able to apply for Second or Third year entry into the various Universities Engineering Degree Programmes at: 

  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • Napier University 

It should be noted that for direct entry into the Third Year of the Full time University Programmes will require applicants to successfully achieve the HN Units in Engineering Mathematics 1 to 5 

Part-time Candidates who successful complete the HND Mechanical Engineering Award with a Graded Unit 2 result of B or above will be able to apply for Part-time Engineering Degree Programmes at:  

  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • The Open University 
Previous students have gained employment in the Energy, Maintenance, Design, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering sectors at Technician or Junior Engineering level.

SCQF level

8

Start date

28 August 2017

Duration

1 Year(s), August to June

Course content

Communication: Practical Skills 
Dynamics 
Engineering Drawing 
Engineering Principles 
Material Selection 
Mathematics for Engineering 1: Mechanical and Manufacturing 
Mechanical Engineering: Graded Unit Examination 
Pneumatics and Hydraulics 
Quality Management: An Introduction 
Statics and Strength of Materials
Thermofluids 
Graded Unit Exam
Mathematics for Engineers 2 
Engineering Skills 
Plant Systems 
Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 
Strength of Materials 
CAD for Engineers 
Design for Manufacture 
Engineering Measurement 
Business Awareness and CPD 
Mathematics for Engineers 3
Graded Unit Project 

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of two Highers from English, mathematics, physics or another technical or science subject
  • National Certificate in appropriate discipline
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience
  • An interview may be required for this course.

Progression routes

Successful students may apply to the following degree programmes:
Glasgow Caledonian University
3rd Year BEng Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering 
3rd Year BEng Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering
3rd Year BEng Mechanical and Power Plant Systems Engineering
University of the West of Scotland
3rd Year BEng Engineering Management 
3rd Year BEng Product Design and Development 
3rd Year BEng Mechanical Engineering 
Strathclyde University
2nd Year BEng Product Design Engineering 

Previous students have gained employment in the Mechanical, Maintenance and Manufacturing Engineering sectors.

SCQF level

8

Start date

28 August 2017

Duration

2 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

 
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