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HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Top-up)


Electrical and electronic engineering, whilst being separate disciplines, are becoming more closely related due to the expansion of solid state control and monitoring systems used in high current applications.

This course will expand upon your 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. Plus giving you some of the principles used to model and design practical control systems

This course is validated by Edexcel.


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Entry requirements

To start this course, you will need to have successfully completed a minimum of one of the following:

  • In order to start this course, you will be expected to have successfully completed, or have evidence of working towards and HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with the correct credit mix to allow us to claim your HND.
  • Alternatively, we will consider substantive experience in a relevant field.

We also normally require GCSE English language and maths at grade C/grade 4 or above: English and maths at Level 2 are essential requirements.

Start dates and fees

Course fees are payable for each year of all university-level courses. To identify your course fees and the financial support that may be available to you, please visit the finance and funding page, or contact a member of the HE team at the college.

Provisional timetables will be discussed at interview, and confirmed in the final joining instructions which all students will receive in July.

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
321 yr(s)1001D1£3610.00Apply

How long is the course?

Typically the HND takes one year, however this could vary if you do not have the correct mix of unit levels on entry.

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 the knowledge, understanding and professional skills you can take into your career or current role. You should expect to move into supervisory roles once qualified.

What will I study?

  • Further Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Electronic Computer Aided Design
  • Research Project
  • Applications of Power Electronics
  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Further Electrical Power

Module titles may change.

What can I go on to study?

  • On successful completion of the HND, you'll have the opportunity to complete a top-up award to gain a BSc (Hons) or BEng Degree at an appropriate university, subject to entry requirements.
  • Engineering students may wish to apply for membership of professional institutes or bodies such as the IEEIE or IEng 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 Vision University Centre on 01623 627191 ext 8996, or email the HE team at

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