Convert an hnd to a degree
It’ll most likely have aged out- for a number of reasons, partly that courses change so it gets very hard to align an old course and a new (ie, to make sure the teaching is compatible). And also, of course, people forget.
But it’s not going to be so simple for someone that’s also putting it into practice. Especially for Mech Eng. They’ll be worrying about your maths- HND engineering even today isn’t really mathematical enough for degree level- more than anything else, it’s an issue.
Speak to a university about it. In fact, I’ll PM you details of someone that’ll either get into it and be really helpful, or be a total grumpy ****.Posted 2 months agowobbliscottMember
I did an engineering HND in the ’90’s but went straight onto a degree. the HND wasn’t converted, the degree was separate but some universities accepted the HND in lieu of the first year so I got second year entry. Not sure if they would still do this after so much time. You might not want to anyway. After all this time you’ve forgotten more than you remember. I got a sweat on this evening helping my 11 year old daughter with her maths homework! No way could I jump right into an engineering degree after all this time, i’d have to get the brain back upto speed.Posted 2 months agofoomanMember
Skip the degree and do a masters? That’s what I did after a HND and a few years working. I did it 1 year full-time but it could be done 2 years part time. I recall my HND wasn’t enough to get straight on the masters, but on to some diploma that could then be converted to an MSc if your grades were good enough + some extra modules.Posted 2 months agofreeagentMember
I got straight onto the second year of a degree course (Design Technology BSc) with my HND (Technical design/illustration) after an 11 year beak a few years back.Posted 2 months ago
It didn’t look like I’d missed much by not doing the first year.. which was proven by the fact I was the only one to get a first when we graduated.wattsymtbMember
I did an engineering HND in the ’90’s but went straight onto a degree. the HND wasn’t converted, the degree was separate but some universities accepted the HND in lieu of the first year so I got second year entry. Not sure if they would still do this after so much time.
I also did this exact process. Completed my BEng in 2015 so it’s likely it still works the same.Posted 2 months agodovebikerMember
What sector are you in? Would your employer be willing to ‘sponsor’ you? With the introduction of the new apprenticeship levy there are now mechanisms available to do degree and masters level qualifications through your employer that are funded via the levy e.g. systems engineering.Posted 2 months agoahsatSubscriber
When you have cases like yours (ie older with industry experience), Universities tend to consider on a case-by-case basis. Best to call up the admissions team at the OU, or your local Uni, and see what they say.
You may well get on a Master’s with industry experience.Posted 2 months agopoolmanMember
I did an hnd but after went to do a postgrad course, now an ma. I did not seem to struggle with the work but it was a massive step up from the hnd. Worked well with employers as they only wanted to know the highest academic qualification. In fact i think there 3 hnd ers, c 37 degree holders, we all got on ok.Posted 2 months ago
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