HNC in Engineering (Electrical , Electronic Engineering)
- September 2023, Part Time
This course is for individuals wishing to develop higher-level professional skills relevant to the electrical and electronic engineering sectors.
The programme team uses a combination of traditional classroom teaching, open learning and research-based experiential learning, laboratory experiments and demonstrations, industry standard IT applications and group activities.
The course comprises mandatory and optional units.
The mandatory units are:
Managing a professional engineering project
Electrical and Electronic Principles
Students will complete additional modules selected by the course team; these are:
Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
Electronic Circuits and Devices
If you have any specific questions about this course, please contact Dr Dennis Fitzpatrick - Course Leader HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why our College?
Flexible study options
Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.
Smaller class sizes
Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.
97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)
Applicants should have four GCSEs at grade four or above (Equivalent to A*-C), including Maths, plus ONE of the following:
- At least one A level, in either Mathematics or Physics
- BTEC Level 3 in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
- Access to HE: Diploma in Engineering
- GNVQ Advanced Level in Engineering
- Advanced Diploma in Engineering Minimum grades apply, please ask for details.
The Higher National Certificate (HNC) qualifications offered from September 2017 are new versions introduced by BTEC. As a result, anyone wanting to accredit prior learning is advised to discuss this at interview.
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: Academic IELTS (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage
The programme is assessed by a mixture of assessments for example assignments and project work.
The BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme is widely recognised by employers and professional bodies. Students may wish to undertake further study at Higher National Diploma (HND) level or above.
The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a variety of interesting and rewarding careers in engineering.
Total course fees are £6,120 for the 1 1/2 years of the programme. This is made up of £3,825 (75 credits) in Year 1, and a further fee of £2295 (45 credits) in the final 6 months of the course.
International student course fees are £7,360 for the 1 1/2 years of the programme. This is made up of £4,600 (75 credits) in Year 1, and a further fee of £2,760 (45 credits) in the final 6 months of the course.
In addition, there is a chargeable Pearson registration fee.