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HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a two-year part-time course which enables you to study modules and topics that are relevant to a range of careers.  This broad focus enables you to complement your professional experience with a strong grasp of the underpinning principles that support a successful career in engineering.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Engineering
Higher Education
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 4
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 36
Hours: 9.00
Start: 13/09/2022
Days/Times:
Tuition: £3750 Per Year
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/hnc-in-electrical-and-electronic-engineering
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Course Information for Students

The world of engineering is dynamic, fast-paced, technically challenging and exciting. This ever-changing environment offers stimulating and rewarding careers in a range of sectors.  

The Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a two-year part-time course which enables you to study modules and topics that are relevant to a range of careers.  This broad focus enables you to complement your professional experience with a strong grasp of the underpinning principles that support a successful career in engineering.

The programme is offered on a day-release basis which allows you to combine your existing professional role with your studies.  You will study eight modules which will cover a broad range of engineering subjects and will be delivered by lecturers with the relevant industry and academic experience.  The assignments are linked to modern industrial engineering technology and will enable you to make a positive impact within your current organisation. 

As well as nine hours spent in College, it is expected that the student will equal this time working outside the College on assessments, research, revision and other learning activities.

All engineering companies demand well qualified, versatile and adaptable staff with high-level skills and knowledge.  This course also opens up potential opportunities for further study, including progression to a Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or Honours Degree in subsequent years.

The course is delivered at our Roundhouse Campus adjacent to the Derby train station, and the qualification is awarded by Pearson Edexcel. 

All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues.

You should have one of the following:

  • At least two A-levels or AS Levels including Maths and Physics
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering
  • BTEC Extended Diploma or National Diploma in Engineering

You will also need:

  • At least four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*- C) to include English and Maths

You will be interviewed to ensure the course is suitable for you.

We also welcome applicants who lack institutional qualifications. All such applicants will be interviewed and may be set an appropriate piece of work upon which a judgement will be made, taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

You will need to be aged 18 or over at the beginning of the course.

Modules include:

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Engineering Design
  • Electrical Circuits and Devices
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Electrical Machines
  • Digital Principles

This course will be delivered on-site.

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Your knowledge and understanding for all modules will be assessed through a variety of methods.  These will include written work such as assignments and presentations.

All assignment activity will support you in developing skills in academic writing, verbal presentations, team work and analysis. The College offers a comprehensive development programme as part of your studies to support your progression in these areas.

The level of independent research and critical thinking completed on this course, as well as the assessment methodology, helps to prepare students for further study at Level 5 or degree level.

As a vocational qualification, the HNC also provides students with a range of skills and knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace and may lead to opportunities for career progression.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Engineering Technicians

£40493

Engineering Technicians

Engineering Professionals n.e.c.

£45110

Engineering Professionals n.e.c.

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: November 26, 2021 4:05 pm