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HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Electrical and electronic engineering are closely related areas that serve an important role in our everyday lives and in the function of engineering businesses - without electronics there would be no computers, electric motors or AC power.

This course will develop your working knowledge of how electricity is generated, transmitted and used to process and store information, the operation and control of common induction motors and generators and important business principles that a manufacturing company requires in the engineering industry.

If you are undertaking further professional development, or wish to pursue a career in electrical engineering, then this course will suit your needs.

This course is validated by Edexcel.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
12/09/2022TBCTBC2 yr(s)1169D1113£3800.00Apply

What will I study?

HNC units:

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Engineering Science
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Digital & Analogue Devices and Circuits
  • Electrical Power
  • Utilisation of Electrical Energy
  • Combinational and Sequential Logic
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles (required if you want to top-up to HND)
  • Engineering Design

Module titles may change.

Entry requirements

In order to start this course, you will be expected to have successfully completed, or have evidence of working towards, at least 64 UCAS points (160 points as per 2016 tariff), which is equivalent to:

  • 2 A Level grade C/grade 4 in appropriate subjects, one of which should be maths.
  • BTEC National Diploma at grade MM – with a distinction in Further Maths for Technicians and Mechanical Principles.
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma at grade MPP – with a distinction in Further Maths for Technicians and Mechanical Principles.

Alternatively, we will consider substantive experience in a relevant field.

We normally require three GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above, to include English language and maths: English and maths at Level 2 are essential requirements.

How long is the course?

Typically the HNC takes two years, however units achieved previously can be considered as accredited prior learning if suitable.

Students will attend for one day per week - you will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and work outside the classroom.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods are varied and may include written reports, presentations, case studies, individual/group projects and reflective statements. Where units are work-related, assessment will relate to your own organisation (where appropriate) and/or vocational setting. For mathematical subjects there may be time based assessments in the classroom.

What does the course lead to?

This course will provide you with knowledge, understanding and professional skills you can take into your career or current role. You can expect to move on in your vocational field into senior level roles upon completion.

What can I progress onto?

Upon successful completion of this programme, you have the opportunity to complete our one-year HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering (top-up) programme.

Engineering students may wish to apply for membership of professional institutes or bodies such as the IET after completing their programme. 


How do I apply?

Please complete our online application form, paying particular attention to previous qualifications and the personal statement. If you experience any difficulty, please contact the HE team on 01623 627191 ext 8092, or email us at

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