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HND General Engineering

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East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)


One year full-time.

Two years part-time.

Typical Offer: 

Successful completion of a relevant HNC.

This Pearson Higher National award is delivered, assessed and quality assured by East Coast College, working in partnership with the University of Suffolk.


The Higher National Diploma (HND) in General Engineering is offered as a full-time, one year or two year part-time day-release programme. The part time course is structured to enable students to fit coursework around their work commitments. To enrol on the HND you must have completed a relevant Higher National Certificate (HNC). The units studied have been selected in association with local employers in a variety of industries, aiming to satisfy their future needs. The qualification aims to develop knowledge and skills in engineering that will allow graduates to make positive contributions to employers as fast as possible and so progress in a career. On completion of the course students can progress onto a Foundation degree, an Honours degree or further professional qualifications. Assessment uses a variety of methods, including reports, assignments and presentations, where practical these are electronically submitted.  

The Department has access to Solidworks and Autocad software, hydraulic and pneumatic simulation is carried out using Automation Studio, electronic simulation uses Multisim, in a 20 seat technical suite. The Faculty has a dedicated electronics laboratory, a machine shop and prototyping cnc machine tools. There may be additional costs for projects, though university allocated projects will be financed by the University of Suffolk at Gt Yarmouth College.

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record. The HND course consists of eight units that would normally include:

Mechanical principles
Engineering design
Design for manufacture
Business improvement techniques
Workplace study and ergonomics
Engineering thermodynamics
Strength of materials
Electrical and electronic principles (general engineering)

Fees and finance


  • UK full-time tuition fee: £6,168 p.a. 
  • UK part-time tuition fee: £771/£1,028 p.a. per 15/20 credits (Please contact the Student Centre for further information)
  • Full-time International tuition fee: £6,570

Further Information

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. 

Entry requirements