This is a professional qualification for those in or wishing to work within mechanical engineering. It is a part-time course which leads to a recognised qualification in engineering that offers career progression for those already in employment or as a platform for continued studies at degree level.
BTEC Higher National Diplomas provide a nationally-recognised qualification The qualification is undertaken on a day-release basis over one year and is essentially a follow on from the HNC. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required by the sector with national recognition by employers. It is the equivalent to the first year of a degree programme. The core units are:
Unit 34: Research Project Unit 35: Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set) Unit 36: Advanced Mechanical Principles Unit 37: Virtual Engineering Unit 39: Further Mathematics
The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering provides for in-depth study of key aspects of mechanical engineering and equips learners for progression within their chosen profession or for further study. Students will be assessed via vocationally relevant assignments and, in addition to classroom teaching, will be expected to develop skills in research and self-directed study.
Students must have completed an HNC in an engineering discipline.
Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Students are assessed continually throughout the course, normally via written assignments. Some assignments may be in the form of a test.
Additional study is required to complete assignments.
Work experience in this area is desirable but not essential.
BSc or possibly an MSc at university.
Fees and Additional Costs
If you are over 18 there will be a registration fee of £215.00 if you have not previously registered with the exam board. The only costs are the tuition fees and a one off registration fee.