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Level 5 Higher National Diploma

HND in General Engineering

Delivering high level, industry-led training courses is what we do. As an engineering provider of advanced technical and academic skills, we work closely with employers to nurture and develop the employees they need for the future.

We provide employees with more than just a qualification. We develop both their industry skills and knowledge for immediate application in the workplace which maximises return on investment.

HND information

  • Entry requirements

    Our one year top up from HNC to HND is obtained by studying a further six units at Level 5.

  • Where will I study?

    Training 2000 Blackburn

  • Duration

    • 1 year - one day per week
    • Course cost: £2500 (+VAT)
Our HND starts in September each year
One-to-one tutorials
Flexible day delivery to minimise effect on employer
Work-based projects

What you'll learn


1. Professional Engineering Management

The aim of this unit is to provide students with the professional standards for engineers and to guide them on how to develop the range of employability skills needed by professional engineers.

2. Further Mathematics

The unit will prepare students to analyse and model engineering situations using mathematical techniques. 

3. Research Project

This unit introduces students to the skills necessary to deliver a complex, independently conducted research project that fits within an engineering context. 

4. Advanced Mechanical Principles

The aim of this unit is to provide students with advanced knowledge of the mechanical theories associated with engineering applications. 

5. Further Thermodynamics

The aim of this unit is to develop further students’ skills in applied thermodynamics by investigating the relationships between theory and practice.

6. Sustainability

The aim of this unit is to provide students with a wide range of knowledge and understanding of the issues and topics associated with sustainability and low carbon engineering.

These units could be subject to change

Next steps

On completion of this course you may want to consider the following options to further your career.

Where can you progress to?