HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Start date(s):
6 Sep 2021
2 years
Level 4
Credit Value:
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
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Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
£2400 per year
This programme is validated by Pearson


Course details may be subject to change

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.

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Engineers visit Land Rover

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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.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement
Assignment Feedback
Independent Learning


*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 Pearson 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

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Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

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.

Meet our students

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Elliott Rose

Elliott Rose, who studied a Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering, has joined the CERN Laboratory on a two year internship.

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Fees and funding

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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Interview Instructions

You will be invited into college to attend an informal interview where your suitability to the course will be assessed.
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European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits:


Entry Criteria

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.