HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering
- Start date(s):
- 7 Sep 2020
- 2 years
- Level 4
- Credit Value:
- Course Code:
- Study Mode:
- Part Time
- Attendance Type:
- Attendance Pattern:
- Framwellgate Moor Campus
- Course costs:
- £2400 per year
(previous year's fees)
This programme is validated by Edexcel
This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills for a range of technical and management careers in the electrical/electronic engineering industry, working for manufacturing, design, pharmaceutical, service industries or off-shore oil and gas companies.
You will study modules that focus on areas such as analytical methods for engineers, project design, electrical and electronic principles, engineering science, plus other specialist topics that meet the demands of local industry.
We offer a wide range of degrees, higher apprenticeships and professional qualifications. Find out how our flexible higher education programmes have progressed the career of our ex-students!
We provide a realistic training environment with industry standard 2394/5 inspection and testing facilities.
This higher apprenticeship has been designed to provide the manufacturing and engineering sector with high grade technicians and engineers who have the practical skills, combined with a higher education qualification.
HNC Engineering students recently visited the Land Rover factory in Solihull.
You must gain a total of 120 credits by undertaking multiple units from the list below:
- Analytical Methods for Engineers
- Engineering Science
- Engineering Project
- Electrical Power
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits
- Electrical and Electronic Principals
- Utilisation of Electrical Energy.
Average number of hours per week
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
Teaching & assessment
Learners must achieve a minimum of 120 credits (of which at least 65 must be at Level 4) to be awarded an Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC. Assessments will involve providing evidence against published learning outcomes and assessment criteria. You will receive an individual grade for each unit as ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. You must meet the assessment criteria set out in the specifications to achieve a pass grade – this gives transparency to the assessment process and establishes a national standard for each qualification.
Maths and English
Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.
A variety of enrichment activities will be organised for throughout the year, including guest speakers, visits to industry and live project briefs.
You will be encouraged to search for work placement opportunities if you are not currently in employment. We will support you in finding a suitable placement as they are a great way to get hands-on experience, and develop your skills in a real working environment.
You could progress to HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering at New College Durham.
Meet our students
Elliott Rose, who studied a Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering, has joined the CERN Laboratory on a two year internship.
Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.
Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.
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You will be invited into college to attend an informal interview where your suitability to the course will be assessed.
Find out more information about your college interview.
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits:
You will hold the following qualifications:
- BTEC National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
- A-Level in Maths or an appropriate science-based subject
- An additional A-Level in any subject
- Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and science.
Mature applicants (aged 21 years and older) with no formal qualifications, but with relevant industrial experience, are also welcome to apply.