Higher National Diploma In General Engineering – HND (Full-Time or Part-Time)

Course Overview

The HND General Engineering is a higher education course that can be studied full- or part-time over two or three years respectively. It offers you the opportunity to study the discipline of manufacturing at a technical level and as such provides you with a qualification that reflects your theoretical and practical knowledge. Engineering is a subject area with great career prospects, and we link our course tightly to the needs of the manufacturing industries. Manufacturing engineers help design the most efficient ways to produce goods across a huge range of industries, from food to plastics and pharmaceuticals. You could also work in utilities or even the armed forces.

This course is run in partnership with Pearson.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team.

    Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

  • Career Prospects

    The recognised progression route for this programme is into the third year of a BEng programme. Graduates have employment prospects where companies have the technical management, maintenance and development of new and existing production lines. Manufacturing engineers are employed by production and process companies such as food, drink, plastics, pharmaceuticals and car manufacturers.

  • Course Details

    Year 1 Modules include:

    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Maths
    • Engineering Science
    • Production Engineering for Manufacture
    • Quality and Process Improvement

    Year 2 Modules include:

    • Research Project
    • Professional Engineering Management
    • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
    • Lean Manufacturing
    • Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
  • Assessment

    Dependent on the modules, assessment can vary between assignments, labs, class tests and end examinations.

Study Mode

Higher Education & Degrees


Neath College - 01639 648000

Course Length

2 Years - Full-Time, 3 Years - Part-Time



Institution Code



2019/20 Fees:
Full-Time: £7500 Per Year
Part-Time: £1200 Per Year