Course Type: Part Time,Higher Education

HND General Engineering

  • Course Code EGNHEF003A
  • Day TBC
  • Time Daytime
  • Fee Year 1: £3,000
    Year 2: £3,000
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus SASMI (SR5 3HE)

This  programme has been developed as a top up to an Engineering HNC and is suitable for already qualified HNC engineering technicians who are keen to progress their career as Senior Technicians or Engineers. It is delivered at our excellent Skills Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovation near Nissan Washington on a day release basis on a Thursday over two years.

Progression is available to top up to an engineering honours degree with local higher education  institutions.

Students with other HNC Engineering qualifications may apply following an interview to ensure the correct combination of units are available to ensure a successful overall award.


The HND in General Engineering comprises 8 further units including:

  • Management of projects
  • Mechanical or electrical principles
  • Electrical electronic and digital principles or strength of materials
  • Fluid power or combinational and sequential logic
  • Management of projects
  • Business management techniques for engineers
  • Plant and process principles
  • Health safety and risk assessment in engineering


An interview is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

120 Credit HNC in a related subject.

Required experience

In addition to the entry requirements it is essential that you have evidence of either relevant employment or work experience in the business sector, which may include voluntary work.

There are loans available that you can apply for to help cover the costs of course fees and living costs(if studying full time).

For more information or advice, contact our finance support services on 0191 490 4627 or 0191 426 4329. Our support funds team can also be emailed at support.funds@gateshead.ac.uk