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HND Mechanical Engineering for England (HTQ) – ‘Accelerated’

This course is a Higher Technical Qualification

The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HTQ) prepares students to move on to specific areas of mechanical engineering at Level 6 or to enter employment with the qualities and abilities necessary for roles that require personal responsibility and decision making. Students will be able to develop and apply their own ideas to their studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of engineering situations. By the end of Level 5 study, students will have a sound understanding of the principles in their area of specialist study and will know how to apply those principles more widely in the industry. They will be able to perform effectively in their specialist area.

Our bespoke ‘accelerated’ delivery model allows students the opportunity to progress their study and career development on a full-time HND in only one year without protracted timetables or time away from industry. For further information, please get in touch.

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Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 5

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body


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This course is comprised of the following core, level 5 units that all students complete. Each unit has a 15-credit value:

  • Unit 5002: Professional Engineering Management
  • Unit 5003: Advanced Mechanical Principles
  • Unit 5004: Virtual Engineering
  • Unit 5005: Further Thermodynamics
  • Unit 5006: Further Mathematics
  • Unit 5015: Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Unit 5016: Lean Manufacturing
  • Unit 5023: Thermofluids

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

All Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) have a practical focus in delivery that compliments the theoretical underpinnings of Engineering study. Students can expect to experience a timetabled schedule of theory-led lectures/seminars alongside practical, assessment and employability workshops that prepare them for industry. All students also receive timetabled tutorial support alongside the formal curriculum.

Assessment methods are varied to ensure holistic assessment is achieved in Higher Technical Qualifications. These can include:

  • Practical sessions
  • Essay-writing
  • Reports
  • Project development and management
  • Computer-aided design
  • Podcasts/vodcasts
  • Poster preparation/presentation/symposiums
  • Presentations
  • Time-constrained/time-limited assessment
  • Reflection
  • Peer Review
  • Observation

Successful and satisfactory completion of Level 4 HNC Mechanical Engineering (HTQ/RQF standards).

Each application will be reviewed on an individual basis with appropriate advice and guidance provided.

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma further allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study (level 6 onwards).

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees



Additional Costs

Your tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition, and assessment).

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or, choose to pay. For example:

  • Books/texts – You will have access to texts from your unit reading lists in our Learning Resource Centres as well as Pearson’s dedicated HN Global platform but, you may wish to buy your own copies for personal use.
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Trips and enhancement opportunities.


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: H340
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)
  • Campus code: N

Apply on the UCAS website Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125

Apply direct to UCNL if we are your only option