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Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering for England (HTQ)

Level 4 students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the engineering sector through three core and 5 specialist units. These align with the Engineering Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship standard

Unit 4001: Engineering Design
Unit 4002: Engineering Maths
Unit 4004: Managing a Professional Engineering (Pearson-set)
Unit 4006: Mechatronics
Unit 4008: Mechanical Principles
Unit 4014: Production Engineering for Manufacture
Unit 4017: Quality and Process Improvement
Unit 4020: Digital Principles
At Level 5 students continue to build on the essential skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for all engineers, and develop greater academic and management skills whilst working through 2 core units and 6 specialist units:
Unit 5002: Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set)
Unit 5006: Further Mathematics
Unit 5007: Commercial Programming Software
Unit 5008: Distributed Control Systems
Unit 5010: Further Electrical Machines and Drives
Unit 5013: Embedded Systems
Unit 5014: Analogue Electronic Systems
Unit 5021: Further Control Systems Engineering
Graduates successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the concepts of engineering and the nature of the underpinning concepts of engineering. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately, and they will have the qualities of personal responsibility needed for employment. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent working with growing fault-finding and problem-solving strategies, and organisational awareness.
They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to work, showing resilience under pressure and the ability to meet challenging targets within a reasonable, pre-set, timeframe. They will also demonstrate regard for the ethical responsibilities of the engineer, for cost and for the importance of protecting and sustaining the environment.
This pathway is linked to Professional Body standards (where appropriate) and can provide progression towards professional status or entry to the later stages of an appropriate degree.
On the course you will have the opportunity to enhance your computing knowledge and practical skills to enable you to be an effective manager and provide a progress route into employment, University or to higher-level qualifications.
This two-year higher education course offers both theoretical and practical units combined with an extensive range of teaching and learning methods that enhance the learners’ knowledge and skill. They will teach you through a blend of lectures, guest speakers, seminars, case studies as well as individual and group work.
Special features of this programme include:
  • You can progress onto a final top-up year and achieve a full degree
  • Small group sizes ensure you get the support you need to succeed
  • Opportunity to showcase project work to local enterprise groups, employers, universities and the local Gatwick Diamond community as part the Sussex STEMfest programme.
  • At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.