HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: GRIMC G80 006H Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering Awarding body

Your Programme

About the HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme

The HNC Engineering (Electrical/Electronic) provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. The programme is designed for learners who wish to work as technicians/technician engineers in electrical and electronics design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding. It has been developed in consultation with local industry, and combines theory and practical work with the focus being on industrial applications.

Entry Requirements

Students normally hold an Edexcel National Certificate in Electrical however students with other relevant qualifications and industrial experience may also be considered.

What you will learn

Gull time students will complete all modules in one year.

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Automation, Robotics and programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices
  • Engineering Design
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Digital Principles
  • Electrical and Electronics Principles

Part time students will study over two years:

  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Automation, Robotics and programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices
  • Professional Engineering Management

Part time students only:

  • Engineering Design
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Digital Principles
  • Electrical and Electronics Principles

 

Learning & Teaching Methods

Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential.

A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, workshops, student led seminars and practical sessions. Integrating a work-based or placement opportunity, students will be visited in the workplace by a member of Institute staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market.

Programme Benefits

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in the Engineering sector. Engineering careers can begin with work opportunities with small to medium enterprise organisations (those with less than 250 employees) or with national and multi-national organisations.

Many also go onto to self employment which is usually not possible until a graduate has several years experience. Other graduates will go on to work for large organisations which may comprise roles in engineering management; engineering maintenance and servicing, project management, design engineering, planning or working on large infrastructure projects linked to the engineering and construction industries.

What next?

Students who complete this programme can progress to a Higher National Diploma (HND) or directly into the second year of an appropriate degree.