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Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC/HND

Course Overview

Local business and industry require the best people to promote and expand the future of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a two-year course for those seeking a formal qualification which provides a mix of mechanical and electrical units to satisfy today’s industrial requirements. Electrical and Electronic Engineering offers a wide range of optional units such as industrial power, electronics & storage, embedded systems, PLC’s, analogue electronic systems and digital systems. The course is delivered over one day per week for 36 weeks making it suitable for those employed in industry who are permitted day release for study. There is an opportunity to study an extra year at the end of the course and achieve the Higher National Diploma during which you would develop further skills and knowledge to suit a range of careers and disciplines within industry.


The course aims to develop your electrical and electronic engineering knowledge and practice ensuring you are an industry relevant and highly skilled individual ready for employment or academic progression.

What topics are covered?

Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, CAD, Engineering Design, Managing a Project

What are the entry requirements?

The HNC requires 96 UCAS points via A-levels or Level 3 AME / Diploma or any other suitable qualification. Merits are required in the following BTEC Level 3 Units: RQF/ NQF 2016 – Unit 1 Engineering Principles / Unit 7. Calculus to solve engineering problems / Unit 8. Further engineering mathematics. Or QCF 2010 – Unit 4. Mathematics for engineering technicians / Unit 28.Further mathematics for engineering technicians. GCSE English and Maths C/4. Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience and passing the course entrance assessment.


The HND requires HNC Engineering or equivalent qualifications with Grade C/4 GCSE Maths and English. Mature students will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a Level 4 HNC or Level 5 HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I be assessed?

You will be taught via a mixture of lectures, laboratory workshops and directed independent study tasks. Work and progress is assessed by a range of methods, which may include assignments, projects, case studies and practical exercises. Employers may also be involved with project work and other assessments to help ensure that course content is up to date and relevant.

How much does this course cost?

The level 4 HNC costs £6000 and will be completed over two years at £3000 per year. The HND costs £3500 and will be completed over 1 year.

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance loan for living expenses. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to the Funding for HE Students page.

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext. 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

If you are not sure which course would be right for you, we offer FREE Careers Advice to any person aged 19 or over. Our advisers can help you search for a suitable course or other learning and training opportunities.

How do I apply?

Click the apply button at the top of this page to be taken through to the UCAS website where you can apply, please make sure you select the right course (HNC or HND) from the UCAS page.


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