Engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative. The great thing about being an engineer is that you will always be learning.

Engineering is driving the economy. There are almost 6 million employees in UK engineering companies - almost 20% of total UK employment. The UK will need 200,000 more people with engineering skills each year.

This qualification is equivalent to the second year of a degree qualification.

Engineers build the world around us including buildings, roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals. If you enjoy solving problems and coming up with great creative solutions, watch as your work gets seen and used by millions every day. Logical thinking, an aptitude for problem solving and flexibility are just some of the attributes that make a good engineer.

What will I learn?

The Higher National Diploma in Engineering develops your studies in engineering, science, and maths. It covers both mechanical and electrical engineering and will build on the knowledge and experience you will have already gained on the Higher National Certificate (HNC).


On the HND in Engineering you will study:

  • Mechanical principles
  • Electronic principles
  • Materials
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

What can I do after this course?

On successfully completing the HND, you could:

  • Progress to the third year of a (B.Eng) degree at university. This programme has an articulation agreement for direct progression to the level 6 (B.Eng) at the University of East London.
  • Seek employment. Please talk to us about your career plans during your interview so we can support you to achieve your ambitions.

Entry requirements

You must have a BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Engineering, which you may have already gained at Barking & Dagenham College.

You can apply for the HND if you have gained your HNC at another institution. If that’s the case, we will talk to you about what units you have already studied.

Click here to download a PDF of the programme specification for the HND in General Engineering one year top-up

Awarding Body/ Validated by:

Pearson Edexcel


Barking & Dagenham College reserve the right to change course details. Please note that the fees displayed are for the entire course for all one-year courses. Where the course duration is more than 1-year additional fees apply for the subsequent year(s).All course fees are currently based on 2016/17 courses, fees for courses starting from September 2017 onwards may be higher. All courses are subject to satisfactory numbers being accepted. Barking & Dagenham College reserves the right in their absolute discretion to cancel any course which cannot be run economically. Awarding Boards also change courses from time to time. Barking & Dagenham College cannot accept responsibility if the college is closed due to industrial action, adverse weather conditions or natural disasters.

Program taught in:
  • English
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