Study Type
Part Time
Study Level
Level 5
Start Date:
2 years

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Progression from HNC Mechanical or HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a pass in the pre-assessment.
Who the course is for
This course is for anyone already working within the engineering sector who would like gain a higher-level qualification to reflect their experience.
What the interview will involve

Unlike courses that are applied for at the main College, you will need to apply via the University of Portsmouth Website, UCAS code H100:

Once we receive your application you will be sent an information sheet and a pre-assessment for you to complete.  The pre-assessment is a guide for us to establish if you have the pre-requisite knowledge to be able to be successful in your studies. 

What you will learn

Year 1 

Optional modules in this year include: 

  • Computer-aided Machining – 15 credits 
  • Digital and Analogue Devices And Circuits – 15 credits 
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurement And Testing – 15 credits 
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles – 15 credits 
  • Engineering Thermodynamics – 15 credits 
  • Mechanical Principles – 15 credits 


Year 2 

Core modules in this year include: 

  • Heat Transfer and Combustion – 15 credits 
  • Manufacturing Process – 15 credits 
  • Materials Engineering – 15 credits 
  • Strengths of Materials – 15 credits 

There are no optional modules in this year. 

How you will learn

Teaching on this course includes: 

  • lectures 
  • workshops 
  • seminars 
  • group sessions 
  • presentations 
  • discussions 
  • research 
  • presentations 
  • elearning 
  • tutorials 

You'll also need to do around 120 hours of self-directed learning for each module. 


The course is offered as day release for one day a week at CECAMM. You’ll also do work-based learning, working with colleagues to put what you've learned in the classroom into practical use. 


You'll be assessed through: 

  • observation 
  • presentations 
  • a portfolio 
  • reports 
  • exams 
  • reflective accounts 
Work placement
No industry placement
When you graduate from this course, you'll have the skills and experience demanded by the sector. Once you finish the course, you will be able to ‘top up’ your HND to a full Bachelor’s Degree by joining the final year of an Engineering BEng. or BSc at the University of Portsmouth.

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

Qualifications you will get
HND in General Engineering – University of Portsmouth
Additional information

This course is delivered as day release, one day a week at CECAMM. 

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