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HND in Mechanical Engineering (Edexcel) (BTEC)

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HND in Mechanical Engineering (Edexcel):

If you already possess a HNC in this field then Plans 1 or 2 are applicable to you.

PLAN 1: £2960 £2250 including Edexcel registration fee and 7-day tutor support.

PLAN 2 £320 £310 now plus 9 consecutive monthly payments of £310. Total: £3200 £3100 including Edexcel registration fee and 7-day tutor support.

If you do NOT have a HNC then you may pay reduced course fees for the combined HNC and HND using Plans 3 or 4 below.

PLAN 3: £5720 £4250 including Edexcel registration fee and 7-day tutor support.

PLAN 4: £630 £440 now plus 9 consecutive monthly payments of £440.
Total: £6300 £4400 including Edexcel registration fee and 7-day tutor support.


PLAN 5: £240 now plus 19 consecutive monthly payments of £240
Total: £4800 including Edexcel registration fee and 7-day tutor support.

We also accept card payments by telephone for pre-arranged amounts. To make such payments please telephone our administration team on 0151 236 1982. Thank you.


Course Overview

The course provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the mechanical engineering sector, and also offers particular emphasis through the choice of specialist units.

The HND is a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment, and opportunities to progress into higher education. The qualification is primarily undertaken by work-based students via our online distance learning platform. Our courses have been approved by Edexcel since 2014.

There are no exams. Workbooks produced by the UniCourse team, hosted on our online learning portal, guide you through each of the modules. You submit assignments through your dedicated UniCourse DropBox account. For those who are suitably determined, this course can be completed within a few months. Many of the questions which potential students have about the course are addressed on our FAQ page.

Achieve this Level 5 HND and you can progress onto the final year of a BSc(Hons) degree with the Open University (click here for details). Many campus-based universities will accept this qualification as an entry requirement to year three of their degree programmes (please check with the university you have in mind).

Check out some of our sample resources below.


To achieve the HND you need to have already completed a HNC, and then study a further seven units, outlined below. If you have already achieved a HNC then you will choose from fee payment plans 1 or 2 below.

Should you not possess a HNC, but aspire to a HND, you can be immediately registered onto the HND programme, making a significant saving. In this case, you will undertake the HNC units first (please see the HNC page for this programme) and choose from fee payment plans 3 or 4 below.

Mandatory Core Units:

U34 Research Project

U35 Professional Engineering Management

Mandatory Specialist Units:

U36 Advanced Mechanical Principles

U37 Virtual Engineering

U39 Further Mathematics

Pick 2 of the following Optional Units:

U38 Further Thermodynamics

U40 Commercial Programming Software

U41 Distributed Control Systems

U42 Further PLCs

U43 Further Electrical Machines and Drives

U44 Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage

U45 Industrial Systems

U46 Embedded Systems

U47 Analogue Electronic Systems

U48 Manufacturing Systems Engineering

U49 Lean Manufacturing

U50 Advanced Manufacturing Technology

U51 Sustainability

U52 Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles

U53 Utilisation of Electrical Power

U54 Further Control Systems Engineering

U62 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

U63 Industrial Services

U64 Thermofluids

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Entry Requirements

Candidates will normally possess a HNC in this field. However, mature candidates who do not possess such qualifications, but have experience in the field, can also be accepted onto the course.

If you do not already possess a HNC then you must first study the HNC modules before you can study the HND. Please check with our admissions team.

PLEASE NOTE: Edexcel courses are available to UK residents only.