HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Minimum of 48 UCAS points (120 old system) from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma / A Levels / Foundation Diploma / Access Diploma in a related subject; if English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 5.5 with a 5 in writing; proof of qualifications; a satisfactory reference.

What will I learn?

Our HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering course can be studied as a stand-alone qualification, or as the first year of the HND qualification. During this Level 4 course you will gain a broad understanding of Electrical Engineering principles.

Delivered alongside the HNC Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering course, our expert tutors will give you a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills, and will help you to develop your existing knowledge of engineering. You will be able to expand your understand of mathematics, modern design, and electrical techniques, as well as mechanical principles to give you a broad understanding of all industrial needs.

By the end of the course you will have developed a good mix of practical and employability skills to further your career or progress onto higher levels of study.

During the course you will cover three core modules. During these modules you will explore the details and principles that underpin analytical methods and engineering science. You will also undertake a personal project that will require you to use your creative abilities to design, implement and evaluate a solution to an engineering problem. You may also decide to expand your knowledge in advanced electrical and electronic principles and the measurement and testing of electronics to complete the qualification.

Core modules

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation

Optional modules A range of modules you could choose are below (offered subject to demand and availability of resources):

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Health, Safety and Risk Assessment in Engineering
  • Electronic Principles
  • Electronic Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Testing

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

What could I progress on to?

Once you have completed the course you will have a diverse range of transferable skills that will enable you to either, advance in your current role, or push for a promotion in this exciting industry. You may also choose to continue onto the second year of the course to complete the HND programme.

Past students have gone on to work with local businesses such as Qinetiqs, where graduates secure technician, supervisor and management roles. Past students have worked with companies such as EDF, Aero Vintage, Photek, Deutsch(TE), Secol Engineering, VG Scienta, Stevens Rowsell, British Gypsum and Interface Engineering.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

If you have any questions please contact Student Services on (01424) 458475 or if available use the Enquiry button.

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 19501
    Course name HNC Electrical Engineering Y1
    Campus Ore Valley
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Thursday
    Start date 27/09/18
    Duration 30 week (s)

Additional Course Details for 19/20

If you have any questions please contact Student Services on (01424) 458475 or if available use the Enquiry button.

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 19501
    Course name HNC Electrical Engineering Y1
    Campus Ore Valley
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Thursday
    Start date 03/10/19
    Duration 30 week (s)

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