Hnd In Engineering Level 5

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Full Time
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Start Date
2 years
Donna Green

Under franchise from The University of Portsmouth.


Applicants should be at least 18 years old and possess:

  • 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 (C) or above including Mathematics and/or Physics at grade 5 (B) or above

Together with one or more of the following:

  • A UCAS tariff of 48 points
  • One pass at Advanced GCE Level
  • One pass in a 6-unit vocational A Level or National Award in Engineering
  • A broader base of studies incorporating AS Level
  • Success in an Access to Higher Education course
  • Formally assessed outcomes acquired via APL or APEL

Where English is not the applicant’s first language an IELTs score of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 237 (computer-based) or equivalent qualification, will be required.

Note: Students will benefit from current experience engineering working environment. It is therefore expected that students are working or have secured work experience in an engineering environment prior to starting the course.

This is a University of Portsmouth qualification held at CECAMM campus.

Please note: this course is open to Home/EU applicants only.


The course is currently offered as a full day per week and can commit to a further 2 days independent study per week.

The main aim of the course is to provide students with a good understanding of the fundamentals of Engineering Sciences and Management with knowledge of how these can be applied in a wide range of industries to enable professional progression.


There will be 8 units selected from the following :

  • Engineering Design
  • Business Management Techniques
  • Strength of Materials
  • Research Project
  • Managing Teams and Individuals
  • Advanced Maths
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Quality and Business Improvement Techniques
  • Work-based Experience
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Management of Projects
  • Electronic Principles
  • Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Microprocessor Systems


Attendance at CECAMMwill normally be 1 day a week with a requirement for reading and additional studies above the contact hours timetabled. Learning will be through lectures, group discussions and workshop activities in supportive small group environments with experienced teaching staff alongside self-study.

When in college you will attend a series of lectures and seminars which focus on the development of theoretical knowledge. It is expected that student will then apply their theoretical knowledge in an engineering workplace.

The course will employ a variety of assessment opportunities to include coursework, exams and involvement in both individual and group projects. This will give students the opportunity to enhance and practice their skills in informal settings while competencies gained are to be fully transferable to the workplace. Assessment will be throughout the course with exams as additional assessment on some modules.


The HND course runs over two years and is classed as a standalone and recognised qualification. Students are able, if they so wish, to progress onto university to top-up their HND to a full degree. Students are advised to research their preferred university prior to taking the HND as entry will be determined by the university at which they would like to top-up their HND.

Awarding Body

The awarding body for this course is The University of Portsmouth.


For information regarding assistance with fees and accessing loans; please refer to the government student finance website.

Advice is also available via The University of Portsmouth website.


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