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Electrical and Electronic Engineering – HND Diploma

The course is for students who wish to obtain a qualification in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Thus a higher education course is ideal for those wishing to gain a higher qualification or those wishing to go on to university to complete a degree. This course is ideal for students in the electronics industry who wish to gain a higher education qualification, this course for students who have completed a HNC in electrical and/or electronic engineering and want to convert to the HND.  Any student that has not completed a HNC will have to enrol on that course first before enrolling on these courses.

Entry Requirements

A HND consists of 16 units of study, where 8 or more have been completed in the HNC.
To enrol on the programme, please choose the appropriate option and use both course codes on your application form.

Course Content

Typical units of study offered are:
– Electronic Principles
– Telecommunications
– Project management
– Further analytical methods
– Managing teams and individuals
– Personal professional development
– Health and safety management

– Combinational and sequential logic
– Analogue and digital devices and circuits
– Microprocessors
– Measure and test

We will consider the units the student has previously completed and offer a personalized study programme to complete the HND qualification.

How will I be taught?

This course consists of taught lessons, practical experiments and access to relevant equipment.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment procedure for each unit involves in-course tests, end-of-unit tests and the carrying out of a programme of assignments. All assessment procedures are subject to scrutiny by an external Examiner appointed by the Awarding Body.

The student must satisfy the internal and external Examiner that he/she has reached a Pass grade, as a minimum, at all stages of the assessment programme. The final unit grade for each student will be an accumulation of grades obtained at all stages of the assessment programme. Assignments are graded at Pass, Merit, or Distinction, with students ideally aiming for Merit or Distinction.

Will I need any extra equipment?

A scientific calculator and flash memory drive would be advised.

What qualifications will I get?

Successful candidates will gain an Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

What will it allow me to do in the future?

Satisfactory completion of the course can lead on to a Foundation Degree or a University Degree in any one of a number of engineering disciplines.

Course Information

Intended learning outcomes and aims of the programme:

Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate.

They offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding.

The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment.

A key progression path for Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the Edexcel BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question.

The BTEC Higher Nationals in Electrical and Electronic Engineering have been developed to focus on the education and training of electrical/electronic engineers/technicians who are employed at a professional level in a variety of types of technical work, such as in: electrical, electronic or communication design, manufacture, maintenance and technical services areas of the engineering industry providing opportunities for electrical/electronic engineers/technicians to achieve a nationally recognised Level 4 or Level 5 vocationally specific qualification providing opportunities for learners to focus on the development of the higher level skills in a technological and management context providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

This qualification meets the needs of the above rationale by:
developing a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life and thereby enable learners to make an immediate contribution to employment at the appropriate professional level preparing individuals for a range of technical and management careers in electrical, electronic or communication engineering equipping individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the electrical/electronic engineering-based industry providing specialist studies relevant to individual vocations and professions in which learners are working or intend to seek employment in electrical/electronic engineering and its related industries enabling progression to or count towards an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in electrical/electronic engineering or related area.

Further Information

Further information
This course information is accurate at the time of printing but is subject to change. If you would like further advice or guidance please contact Keith Ayling, Course Manager on 023 9279 7979 ex 542. Further advice can be given on HNC and HND courses and interview arranged to discuss your requirements in detail.


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