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Key details

Attendance Part-time
Duration 18 months
Code
Awarding Body
Level Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Start Date 13/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) is designed to provide you with wider knowledge of Engineering principles and methodology, supported by the development of analytical and research skills to prepare you for employment opportunities in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering field or study at HND/degree level.

Emphasis will be placed upon reflection, analysis, environmental impact, critical thinking and personal development.

What you'll study

Units are sequenced to provide you with a coherent learning experience. The structure will also ensure a practicable, even spread of assessments throughout the academic year.

The Higher National Certificate programme has a total value of 120 credits and is equivalent to approximately 1200 hours total learning time.

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Electrical Systems and Fault Finding
  • Digital Principles
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices.
  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Workshops and Labs
  • Tutorials
  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) Moodle
  • Work Based Learning
  • Guest Speakers
  • Field Trips.
  • Units are sequenced to provide you with a coherent learning experience. The structure will also ensure a practicable, even spread of assessments throughout the academic year.

    The Higher National Certificate programme has a total value of 120 credits and is equivalent to approximately 1200 hours total learning time.

    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Engineering Science
    • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
    • Electrical and Electronic Principles
    • Electrical Systems and Fault Finding
    • Digital Principles
    • Electronic Circuits and Devices.
    • Lectures and Seminars
    • Workshops and Labs
    • Tutorials
    • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) Moodle
    • Work Based Learning
    • Guest Speakers
    • Field Trips.

Assessment

Assessments may include elements of:

  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • In-class tests
  • Lab work
  • Case studies
  • Examinations, both open and closed book
  • Reflective activities where you look back over your experiences, analyse them with the assistance of relevant theory and reflective tools, and learn from the experience
  • Online discussions that you have had with your peers, tutors and invited contributors to the programme
  • Oral and written reports
  • Journals, blogs and log books
  • Plans (eg action plans, plans for your group activities)
  • Presentations.

Entry requirements

UCAS points
80 UCAS points
GCSE Mathematics
Grade 4 or C
GCSE English
Grade 4 or C

A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering and a minimum of 80 UCAS points. GCSE Mathematics and English at Grades A-C/9-4 or equivalent.

or

A minimum of 32 UCAS points including at least one Level 3 qualification in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science. GCSE Mathematics and English at Grades A-C or equivalent.

or

An Access to Higher Education Certificate in an Engineering discipline awarded by an approved Further Education institution.

The School of Engineering welcomes applications from those who do not meet the above criteria. Where this is the case, you will be invited for an interview at which you will be expected to provide a portfolio (either physical or digital) that demonstrates professional industry experience in an Engineering discipline and/or demonstrate a strong interest in Engineering through extra-curricular activity, research or work experience. As part of the interview process, you will undertake an Engineering aptitude test along with a Numeracy and Literacy skills assessment.

Claims for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) are welcomed by the Programme team.

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process. Please contact the admission team for further information and support

Next steps

Successful completion of the programme can lead to an HND top-up in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The programme is designed to support career progression for anyone working in Engineering or for those who would like to develop their knowledge and skills and pursue a career in this field.

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Tuition fees

£600 per 15 credits

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