Pearson BTEC International Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (General)

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This Higher National qualification in General engineering course provides you with a specialist work-
related programme of study that covers all the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required
to work and progress in the engineering sector. It also offers a choice of specialist modules, which allow you the opportunity to choose what you would like to specialize in and learn more about. The General
pathway is ideal for those looking for more flexibility with which units they study.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement: 

Grade 12 Highschool Certificate with Pass Grade or Level 3 Vocational qualification in the relevant field.

English Language Requirement:

Non-native English speakers who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • PTE Academic 51, or IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5)

Study Plan

  • Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Higher National Diploma (HND) = 960 hours 
  • Qualification credit value of 240 credits of which 120 credits are at Level 5, and 120 credits are at Level 4
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT) Higher National Diploma (HND) = 2,400 hours 
  • There is a required mix of core, specialist, and optional units.
Year 1Year 2
Core Unit: Engineering DesignCore Unit: Research Project
Core Unit: Engineering MathCore Unit: Professional Engineering Management
Core Unit: Engineering ScienceSpecialist Unit: Further Mathematics
Core Unit: Managing a professional Engineering project Specialist Unit: Lean Manufacturing
Optional Unit: Electrical and Electronic PrinciplesSpecialist Unit : Industrial systems
Optional Unit: Electrical Systems and Fault FindingOptional Unit: Further Electrical Machines and Drives
Optional Unit: Instrumentation and control systemsOptional Unit: Further Control Systems Engineering
Optional Unit: Renewable Energy


Engineering Diploma Program

Career Opportunities

By the end of this program the learners will be able to work as:

  • Engineering Technician
  • Production Engineering
  • Design engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Lead process Engineer
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