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Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering

HND in Engineering

September, 2020 


24 months



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Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering offers the perfect pathway for students and professionals pursuing a career in electrical/electronic or mechanical engineering. Awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, this vocational qualification is recognized by universities and employers all over the world.

Students aged 18 and above, with a suitable academic background or related work experience can achieve an engineering qualification that equips them with the core knowledge, skills and techniques to build a successful career in the engineering field.  The selection of specialist modules and technical experience obtained in this programme prepares students with the working practices essential to develop problem solving techniques in a professional engineering environment.

This programme offers a pathway to a rewarding career in the various fields of engineering, such as electrical engineering, electronic engineering, manufacturing systems engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, maintenance engineering and more. Specifically designed to produce work-ready professionals, the HND in Engineering provides a clear track towards a higher education with transfer opportunities to over 200 universities worldwide or towards employment at an entry level in an engineering positions.

For programme registration details, contact our Course Advisors here


Why UKCBC Dubai?

  • Credibility
    We are the first UK Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) provider in the UAE.
  • Pearson Qualifications
    Our BTEC & Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, ensuring students gain global recognition for their achievements and serve as a pathway to more than 200 universities globally.
  • Affordable
    We offer attractive tuition fees and flexible installment plans.
  • Practical
    Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to real world events and situations when completing their assignments.
  • Partnerships
    We are partnered with two prestigious universities – University of Birmingham Dubai Campus & Bath Spa University, UK to allow student progression into their undergraduate programmes.
  • Student Support
    Vibrant student life and dedicated support services offered, including assistance with transportation, visa and accommodation.

Course Assessments

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering involves both internal and external assessments. Assessments in each module is structured to meet the specified learning outcomes.

The following are some of the main types of assessment:

  • Phase tests.
  • Laboratory exercises.
  • Practical IT demonstrations.
  • Independent research projects
  • Real-time software simulations.
  • Presentations with assessor questioning.

Career Progression

Upon completion of HND in Engineering, you can top up to a Bachelors’ degree from over 200 universities worldwide in any of the computing majors mentioned below:

  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering.
  • Electronic Engineering.
  • Engineering Design

Course structure

Pending approvals.

For more information on the course structure, you can connect with our Academic Advisor here

Entry Requirements

  • 60% overall grades with 55% in Math and Physics for CBSE, American, Filipino and Thanaweya Amma in Grade 12 exams.
  • IB minimum of 24 points, with 2 subjects at higher level which must include grade 3 in Math or Physics.
  • 3 C`s at AS Levels including Math and Physics.
  • 2 D`s at A Levels including Math and Physic.
  • Minimum 4 C4 grades including Math and Physics in WAEC curriculum.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Additional English language proficiency may apply where medium of teaching is not English.

For more information on the entry requirements, you can connect with our Admissions Officer here

Tuition Fees

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing

AED 45, 000/year (inclusive of VAT)


Additional Fee

Administration Fee

Amount (AED)

One-time Application fee


Security deposit (refundable)


Transportation Fees

600-800 per month depending on location/emirate

Visa Fee


Medical Insurance


Visa deposit (refundable)


Workshop Consumables



Scholarships and discounts available. For more details on the tuition fees, please contact the UKCBC Dubai team at admissions@ukcbc.ac.ae

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