Level Five Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support.

This course is very highly regarded and prized in engineering and manufacturing sectors and is suitable for people with a varied achievement profile such as those with significant work experience and those with level three qualifications related to the work sector. It will give you the skills needed for technical and managerial posts within your chosen engineering field, while providing you the opportunity to progress to your degree in the subject.

Learning is conducted via lectures, tutorials, scientific experimentation and analysis, blended learning and the Virtual Learning Environment as a method of student support.

You will be given real life scenarios, case studies, experiments and problem-solving activities all related to the industry and specialist subject you are studying, to continue to deepen your ecology of real working life in the industry.

You will be strongly encouraged to develop reflexive practice in your studies and employment during the programme to continue your development in lifelong learning.

A key element of the programme is the partial requirements of home study. You will have access to your module tutors 24 \ 7 via virtual learning platforms to enable you to be strongly supported and developed in, and outside of sessions.

What will I study?

Mandatory

  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Project
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Further Mathematics
  • Industrial Systems
  • Industrial Power, Electronics and storage

Optional

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Sustainability

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including:

  • Written assignments
  • Scientific experiments
  • Presentations
  • Group work
  • Posters

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer to the HE Assessment Policy (section 5) and the programme spec for course-specific information.

How will the course be delivered?

Most of your skills will be taught through delivered theory sessions, with support sessions underpinning your academic skills.

The course is designed to fit around work commitments and is delivered one day per week, over 18 months.

All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists.  They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.  

Entry requirements

Standard offer

  • HNC in an Engineering Subject

Non-standard offer

East Riding College will encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All non-traditional applicants will be assessed through an interview assessing their overall interest in the subject matter as well as current academic skills, set an appropriate piece of work (an essay and practical task), a judgement is then made considering their academic potential and relevant experience and skills.

Accreditation of prior learning: Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL)

A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account. 

What next?

Completion of the course can lead to the Level Five BTEC Higher National Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering, other higher education such as the BEng (Hons) in various engineering subjects, such as mechanical engineering, mechatronics and robotics.

A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account. 

Accreditation of prior learning:

Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL)

Additional information

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