Engineering – Electrical and Electronic (HNC)

Engineering – Electrical and Electronic (HNC)

The HNC programme will assist those looking to develop a career as an electrical or electronic design/test engineer.

  • Course Type University Level
  • Subject Area Engineering and Aerospace
  • Qualification Higher National Certificate (HNC)
  • Study Mode: Full time or Part time
  • Course Level Level 4
  • Location Future Skills Centre
  • Course Length 1 year full time (2 days per week) OR: 2 years part time (1 day per week).
  • Start Date September Yearly
  • Day Full time - Two days a week or Part time - One day a week
  • Fee Full time - £7,495 or Part time - £3,748
  • Reduced Fee See below
  • Course Code 7HV2
Overview

The full and part time programmes will assist those looking to develop a career as an electrical or electronic design/test engineer. During the course you will enhance your problem solving skills by studying topics such as Programmable Logic Controllers and Electrical Power systems. You will also develop the skills needed to realise your designs in topics such as computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing. You will be using industry standard technologies such as Solidworks, Sinumerik and Multisim.

Based in the state of the art Technology Centre, this part time programme will achieve a Higher National Certificate (HNC) qualification in two years, with an opportunity to progress to our part-time (ie one day a week for 2 years) Higher National Diploma (HND). You should either be employed by or intend to pursue a career in a relevant industry.You will study a number of core Units alongside your specialist Units. This study will develop your understanding of a wide range of engineering techniques and provide you with the analytical tools and concepts necessary to understand the technical and managerial issues you are likely to face in an engineering career. You will apply theories and techniques to real world examples.

The course is trialling a ‘student led enhancement policy’ where you’ll be encouraged to propose relevant learning materials from your own personal requirements which may be of use to your fellow classmates.

Click here to view the latest Student Handbook for this course: HNC HND Engineering Hand Book 2021-22

Topics for the two year part time course will include:

(The full time course from Sept 2019 will cover all these topics in one year)

Year 1:

  • Unit 1 – Engineering Design
  • Unit 2 – Engineering Maths
  • Unit 3 – Engineering Science
  • Unit 4 – Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson set)

Year 2:

  • Unit 19 – Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Unit 20 – Digital Principles
  • Unit 22 – Electronic Circuits and Devices
  • Unit 31 – Electrical Systems and Fault Finding

This programme is awarded by Pearson EdExcel BTEC.

Entry Requirements

You will need 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum) from AS, A Level or AVCE programmes which includes Mathematics and Physics, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate/Extended Diploma including at least merits in Mathematics and EEP, GNVQ Advanced, an Access qualification or other qualifications deemed equivalent to the above. Apprentices on the 120 credit Diploma in addition should have gained at least a pass in Level 3 Unit 28 Further Mathematics. Consideration will be given to mature applicants who have substantial relevant industrial experience. An interview will be required. GCSE Maths and English is required at grade C (or 4) or above (or equivalent O Level).

Facilities

A purpose built Technology Centre at Monkerton opened in September 2012. The centre combines the training and teaching of aerospace, engineering and automotive students with access to state of the art equipment within world class facilities. The CAD/CAM Suite includes 25 computers running the latest versions of AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Works, EdgeCAM and SIEMENS 828d/840d control. The software will allow engineering students to experience industry standard software and CNC machining equipment that give an understanding of CAD for manufacture.

Facilities also include:

  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Material Laboratory
  • Electronic/Control Laboratory with simulation software
  • Electrical Power Laboratory
  • Electronics Laboratory
  • Mechanical and Fabrication workshops

You will also have access to a learning resource centre.

Additional Costs

You are required to purchase some of the recommended books to aid self-study. All students need to have drawing equipment and a scientific calculator.

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