Higher Education Courses

Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Havering Rainham Campus
  • Qualification

    Higher Education Courses
  • Subject

    Electrical Installations
  • Schedule

    Friday (Day)
  • Duration

    72 Weeks
  • Age


Course Fees

Important note about fees: Many adults pay no or low fees, depending on their circumstances.

Entry requirements

To be accepted on this course, you need to have passed the Engineering (Electronic and Electrical Engineering) HNC qualification.

GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications are needed.

A face-to-face interview may be required before an offer to study can be made.

If you are interested in applying for the course, please contact the Admissions team for a Higher Education application form admissions@havering-college.ac.uk or call 01708 455011.


Professional body accreditation: Successful completion of this course satisfies the academic requirements for the Engineering Council’s Engineering Technician standard. Upon completion of the course, students are able to refer to themselves as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) and apply for Engineering Council membership. This is a classroom-based course.
Example of course modules delivered over two years: 
Core Engineering: Managing a Professional Engineering Research Project; Further Electrical, Electronic Digital Principles, Professional Engineering Management; Further Engineering Mathematics
Electrical and Electronics focussed: Industrial Power; Electronics and Storage Industrial Systems 
The course operates on a modular basis with each module carrying 15 academic credits, with the exception of the research project, which is worth 30 credits.
Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking 30 credits. The full HND qualification is equivalent to 120 credits.
Your overall grade for the course, and your HND classification, will be based on the marks obtained in all modules.

For part-time students, the course is studied over a period of two years. Attendance is one day per week. The course will take place at our new Construction and Engineering Centre in Rainham, currently under development, but it will begin at our Ardleigh Green campus in Hornchurch until the new Centre is ready to open.

Further information

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in engineering, or obtain the necessary skills needed to progress your current engineering career and operate as an Engineering Technician. The course also provides the foundation for further qualifications, including Foundation Degrees and B.Eng degree courses. An HND qualification is accepted by some universities as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree B.Eng (Hons). The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the engineering industry and is underpinned by the research knowledge and industry experience of our staff.

At the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge and practical application of a range of general and specialised engineering theories, and they should be able to apply these directly to their working situations. Students will have an appreciation of contemporary theory and also understand their responsibilities in regards to cost, sustainability and the rapid change that takes place within world-class engineering.

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