Engineering & IT Technologies

HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Because HNCs and HNDs are designed to give you the skills for a particular field of work, they can lead straight to a career. You can also use the qualifications to progress within your current career, for example as a stepping stone to gaining professional status. HNCs take two years to complete part-time. HNDs take two years of full-time study. Electrical/Electronic Engineering covers the underpinning electrical principles and analytical expertise required to enable you to design and build circuit systems and apply these to modern control systems and electronic products.

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What will I learn?

The programme includes the following modules:

  • Project Design Implementation & Evaluation
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Science
  • Control Systems & Automation
  • Combinational & Sequential Logic
  • Electronic Principles
  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Product Design

For more information please consult our course handbook.

How will I be assessed?

A combination of projects, assignments and end-of-year examinations. The assessment focuses on skills such as the ability to analyse, evaluate alternatives and be original and creative.

What may it lead to?

The programme equips students for a choice of careers as Technical Engineers in areas such as computer systems development, industrial electronics communications engineering and electronic design and development or may alternatively lead to top up to an HND. This qualification may be used as a pathway to registration with the Institute of Incorporated Engineers in Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and the Institute of Measurement and Control.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have at least one of the following: 1 A Level/Advanced GCE or 2 AS Levels in Maths, Physics, IT or Design Technology (for AS entry these must be at Grade B or above, with at least one in Maths or Physics) plus 5 GCSEs at C or above including Maths and English; a BTEC National Diploma/Certificate preferably in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering or equivalent (Merit grades or above).

Work Experience

You will be encouraged to participate in work experience which usually involves a work based project.

Additional Information & Other Costs

Delivery is through lectures, seminars and tutorials, normally over three days a week

  • Hours Yr1: 269
  • Self-directed study hours: 1,031

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Course Fees

What you pay in course fees will depend on your personal circumstances and age. To find out more, visit our Fees page. If you are aged 19 or above, you may qualify for a Advanced Learning Loan.