This full time course develops your knowledge and skills across a range of broad electronic/electrical and mechanical technologies that are essential to businesses in maintaining a competitive position in the global marketplace. The course also prioritises key transferable skills that are desired by employers. There is an individual project component in the first year and professional engineering management skills in the second year. This provides you with the opportunity to develop and apply your knowledge, practical ability, design and management skills
Throughout the 2 year course you will gain knowledge and understanding; practical, professional and subject specific skills. You will develop cognitive, intellectual and thinking skills; and you will gain valuable key, personal and transferable skills. In order for you to develop and enhance your employability skills, taught, developed, and assessed learning will involve crucial skills such as: communication, teamwork, organising and planning, numeracy, problem solving, flexibility and adaptability, action planning, self-awareness, initiative, personal impact and confidence, environmental sustainability, and social, public and ethical responsibility.
In line with Pearson BTEC requirements the Level 5 HND programme must contain a minimum of 125 credits at level 5.
- Qualification credit value: a minimum of 240 credits. This is made up of eight units at level 4, each with a value of 15 credits attained at HNC. 120 credits are at level 5 (6 units with a value of 15 credits and 1 unit of 30 credits).
- Total Qualification Time (TQT) Higher National Diploma (HND) = 2400 hours.
- Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Higher National Diploma (HND) = 960 hours.
- There is a required mix of core, specialist and optional units totalling 120 credits. The core units required for each level 5 pathway (in addition to the specialist units) Research Project, which is weighed at 300 credits, and Professional Engineering Management, weighed at 15 credits.
- In some cases a maximum of 30 credits from a Higher National qualification may be from units designed by the centre and approved by Pearson. Core units may not be substituted and are mandatory.
- Some specialist units are available as optional units and some optional units are available as specialist units.