This is a programme leading to Higher National Diplomas (university second year equivalent qualifications) awarded by Liverpool John Moores University with the following titles.
HND Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
HND Aeronautical Engineering
HND Electromechanical Maintenance Engineering
HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering
HND Mechanical Engineering
All pathways provide a broad-based grounding in professional engineering. Each named pathway has a focus on the skills needed to by the specialism in its title, and the Engineering pathway allows students to mix and match modules from the other pathways to suit their own preferences or employment needs.
All awards are available through full- or part-time study and timetables are designed to minimise the number of times that a student would need to travel to College.
Students without a relevant qualification at level 4 will first complete an HNC in Engineering and then progress to complete the HND. Students with an HNC in Engineering would complete the level 5 modules only.
Students should note that it is not always possible to switch between streams when moving from HNC to HND because all named streams have mandatory modules at level 4 that must be completed before progressing to level 5. For that reason, it is always possible to switch from a specialist HNC to the HND Engineering but it is not always possible to switch from a specialist HNC to an HND in a different specialism.
It is not necessary to select your pathway at the time of application, this can be selected later in discussions with the programme team.
The full-time fee for this programme is £7725 per year. Part-time fees are charged in proportion to the volume of study undertaken, if this programme is taken over four years the fee would be £4120 per year.
How will the course be assessed?
Most assessment is by a mixture of written assignments, practical work, presentations and online tests. There are no formal examinations at level 4 but two modules at level 5 contain 90 minute written examinations.