Higher Education

Electrical Engineering (HNC)

Course Overview

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Entry requirements

Our typical entry requirement to this course is 48 UCAS points from relevant level 3 qualifications, such as A Levels, BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, Scottish Highers, Advanced Highers, Irish Leaving Certificate, Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate, Extended Diploma. Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering. GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent level 2 qualifications. An interview may be required before an offer can be made. If you are interested in applying for the course, please contact the Admissions Team for a Higher Education application form customerservices.hfe@ncclondon.ac.uk or call 01708 455011.

Course information

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The Electrical and Electronics Engineering HNC (RQF) course, awarded by Pearson, provides students with a firm grounding in the fundamental engineering principles that are key to all engineering roles, whilst providing the opportunity to begin to specialise in a field of interest.

The course is perfect for students looking to progress from full-time level 3 study and also for those students who are already employed and are looking to extend their knowledge to progress their career. This stimulating and challenging programme of study has been designed in conjunction with industry leaders and provides the core elements for successful career progression in the electronics and electrical engineering industry.

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 Engineering Technicians (EngTech) and apply for Engineering Council membership. This is a classroom-based course.

Example of course modules delivered over two years:

  • Core engineering: Engineering Design, Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Managing a Professional Engineering Project (set by Pearson)
  • Electrical and Electronics focussed: Electrical and Electronic Principles, Renewable Energy, Engineering Management, Electrical Sytems and Fault Finding

The course operates on a modular basis with each module carrying 15 academic credits. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking 30 credits. The full HNC qualification is equivalent to 120 credits.

  • How you are assessed

    There will be formal, or summative assessment during, or at the end of, each module. Formal assessment will be solely through a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and projects.

    The grades from your

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Available Campuses

Dates Schedule Max. fee per year
Start: 02/09/2024
End: 03/07/2025
Tue (09:00 - 16:30)
Start: 16/09/2024
End: 02/07/2026
Tue (09:00 - 16:30)

What Can This Course Lead To

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 a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering, Foundation Degree or as the first qualifying year for a B.Eng (Hons) degree course.

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. 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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