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HND Operations Engineering

The HND Operations Engineering is recognised by employers nationally as a qualification suitable for those working in higher technical, supervisory and management positions in operations engineering. You will develop analytical and evaluate skills during the course and will be well equipped to undertake more senior roles in the engineering industry.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in September. You will be required to study on one extended day per week (typically from 9.00am to 8.00pm) for one year.

What will I study?

You will study engineering principles as well as gaining an understanding of management and business practice in the engineering sector. You will gain an insight into the design, management and control of all operations engineering processes including health and safety practices in the industry. Study involves undertaking practical project based work.

You will study the following core units:

  • Project
  • Engineering Science
  • Plant and Process Principles
  • Quality Assurance and Management
  • Business Management Techniques
  • Engineering Design
  • Analytical Methods for Engineers

Optional units:

  • PLCs
  • Plant Technology
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design
  • Project Management
  • Industrial Plant Services
  • Application of Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Further Analytical Methods
  • Work Based Assignment
  • Electrical Power

This course is delivered at the newly refurbished STEM Centre, Technology Campus which has recently received significant investment.

How is it assessed?

All units are assessed by a combination of assignments including progress tests and end of session open examinations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have completed the HNC Operations Engineering.

What are the course fees?

For 2017 entry, tuition fees for part-time study on this undergraduate qualification are £2100 per annum.

Subject to eligibility, students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to students joining this course in academic year 2017/18, together with details of how to apply can be found on our finance page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

The HND Operations Engineering provides you with the skills demanded by industry. It opens up the possibility of a career over a wide range of engineering disciplines.

You can use the HND Operations Engineering to top-up your qualification to a full honours degree.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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Why study Engineering with us?


Excellent facilities and workshops at a purpose built technology centre, which reflect real, working environment.


You will be taught by highly qualified staff with industry experience.

Breadth of courses

We have a range of courses in a variety of engineering disciplines at all levels.

Industry links

We have links with international companies and organisations.

Employment opportunities

Engineering and technology are areas that continue to be in demand.


With the skills and experience gained from our courses and the support from tutors, many of students have successfully secured a variety of engineering positions.