HND Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Our HND Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering course is a two year full-time qualification that will give you a broad understanding of mechanical and manufacturing principles. This course is perfect if are looking to continue your education at a higher level, with the aim of employment afterwards.

The first year is delivered alongside the Electrical & Electronic Engineering course, where our expert tutors will provide you with strong, sector-related content and an emphasis on practical skills to help you expand your existing knowledge of engineering. You will focus on mathematics, modern design, and manufacturing techniques, as well as electrical principles to give you a broad understanding of all industrial needs.

Specialisms will take place in the second year where you will have the opportunity to hone your skills in manufacturing disciplines. By the end of the course you will have developed a good mix of practical and employability skills to further your career or progress onto a top-up degree.


Hastings (Ore)


Level 5

Course Type

HE (Degree Level)



4.7 out of 5 student feedback rating


Options Course Code Starts Ends Days Annual Fee Overseas Fee
enquire apply 11003y1 25/09/23 20/06/25 Thursday + Friday £5950 £9000

What will I study?

  • You will be able to work in your own dedicated space in our new University Centre, with access to the latest PC and Mac computer software.
  • Visiting guest lecturers and industry experts will provide you with a thought-provoking insight into real-life engineering examples.
  • You will have the advantage of being part of smaller class sizes giving you increased contact time with your tutors, providing you with real value for money.
  • You will gain a range of transferable skills that will provide you with intellectual flexibility and dynamism to take into the next stage of your career, or into further study.
  • Our tutors have fantastic links with local employers meaning you can tap into these local businesses to try and secure potential work placements or even a job.
  • This course has been designed with career progression in mind and can be the perfect springboard into a career in engineering.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum of 48 UCAS points (120 old system) from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma / A Levels / Foundation Diploma / Access Diploma in a related subject; if English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 5.5 with a 5 in writing; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have completed the course you will have a diverse range of transferable skills that will enable you to either, advance in your current role, or push for a promotion in this exciting industry. You may also choose to top-up your qualification to full honours on our BSc (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering course.

Past students have gone on to work with local businesses such as Qinetiqs, where graduates secure technician, supervisor and management roles. Past students have worked with companies such as EDF, Aero Vintage, Photek, Deutsch(TE), Secol Engineering, VG Scienta, Stevens Rowsell, British Gypsum and Interface Engineering.

Studying Our Engineering Degrees

Meet our course leader, Peter Wheeler. He’ll tell you more about the degree course, the skills and knowledge you’ll gain, and why you should come and study with us in Hastings. You’ll also meet first-year student, Nick, who loves learning about the theoretical side of engineering.