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Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC (part-time)

  • HE
  • L4

This course has a strong vocational focus and is ideal for those of you who are looking to gain employment in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. We have a proven track record for student success in this area, and you can choose from a wide range of subjects within the Electrical and Electronics Engineering disciplines. The HNC qualification is a nationally recognised standard in Engineering, and the employment opportunities are many and varied. People with proven skills in Electrical & Electronic Engineering are in great demand both in the UK and overseas. You can also use your HNC to continue your studies on a one-year HND programme at the College.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 2 A-Levels at Grade A*-C (including Mathematics and Physics), OR
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (at Merit or above) including Further Maths, OR
  • An equivalent Level 3 qualification (120 credits) in a related engineering discipline (at Merit or above) including Further Maths

We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Course content

This course covers:

  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Engineering Science
  • Radio Communications
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Microcontrollers
  • Project
  • Engineering Design
  • Business

Assessment methods

Teaching is focused upon a student centred approach, with an emphasis on you designing and evaluating electrical and electronic circuits and systems. You will be using Computer Aided Design packages as well as undertaking practical circuit work. You will be assessed by a programme of continuous assessment – this programme will comprise a combination of individual assignments, group assignments, project work and some formal tests.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment.

Additional information

The course runs on a two-year day-release basis.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Course Information & How to Apply

Visit – type: 'HNC Engineering' into the keywords and it will bring up the programme. Once clicked, it will bring up a list of session codes please select the relevant course and apply: CHNCMEENG HNC Mechanical Engineering, CHNCELENG HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering, CHNCGEENG HNC General Engineering. It is recommended that you browse the website via Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, as opposed to Internet Explorer.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 27/09/2021 1 day a week 9.00 am - 6.30 pm £982.50 per 20 credit unit (based on 6 units) Cauldwell Street BBD1685

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