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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. You will also learn some of the principles used to model and design practical control systems.

This course is validated by Pearson.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
02/09/2022TBCTBC1 yr(s)1001D1155£3800.00Apply

What will I study?

  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Further Mathematics
  • Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
  • Industrial Systems
  • Further Programable Logic Controllers
  • Industrial Services

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 a HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with the correct credit mix to allow us to claim your HND.

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

Please note that maths at Level 2 is required for progression onto full degree courses, should you choose to continue your education beyond a HND course.

How long is the course?

2 years, part-time.

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 can I progress onto?

  • 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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