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Mechanical Engineering BTEC HND

  • HE

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 2 A-Levels at grade A*-C in Mathematics and Physics, OR
  • Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 at Merit or above, including Further Maths, OR
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualification in a related subject.

We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Course content

During the course you can study a range of units, including:

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Quality assurance and management
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Design for manufacture
  • Further analytical methods
  • Advanced CAD techniques
  • Engineering thermodynamics.

Assessment methods

Teaching and learning are achieved by means of formal lectures combined with integral assignments and projects which allow students to develop and diversify their skills. If you wish, you can study for a further period of time to convert your Certificates into Higher National Diplomas. Assessment and examinations are continuous throughout the course.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top-up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at Bedford College or another university, or enter employment.  The course can allow you to take advantage of management opportunities within the industry.

Additional information

This full-time HND is delivered two days a week over two years.

To enrol on the full-time course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code BEDF B23 and the course code 003l. Visit or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Course Information & How to Apply

You will need to complete a UCAS online application form to apply for this course, available at The codes needed are located in the 'Additional information' section above. Please call the College on 01234 291000 if you have any queries about your application.

LengthStart DateFees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 18/09/2019 £5500 Cauldwell Street D1448

Course in progress


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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