About the HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme
The programme evaluates the underpinning areas of engineering, design, processes, systems and technology, including various branches of science and mathematics.
It is designed to provide students who are seeking to further their career in a range of careers such as Electronic Circuit Design/Implementation, Electrical Power (Power Generation and Distribution) and many more engineering career pathways. The HNC provides students who have completed a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in an Engineering discipline with a thorough understanding of eight further engineering subjects.
Students will normally hold a Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in an Engineering discipline.
What you will learn
Unit 34: Research Project
Unit 35: Professional Engineering Management
Unit 39: Further Mathematics
Unit 44: Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
Unit 45: Industrial Systems
Unit 52: Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles*
Unit 53: Utilisation of Electrical Power*
*Part time study option does not include Unit 52 & Unit 53.
Learning & Teaching Methods
This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.
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. There may be opportunities to integrate 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.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, 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 fewer than 250 employees), or with national and multi-national organisations. Many also go onto 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.
Further study in engineering or employment in industry as an Engineer are the options available to students once the programme is successfully completed.