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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. 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.

What topics are covered?

Core units include:

  • Electrical & Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project


Specialist units include:

  • Digital Principles
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electronic Circuits & Devices
  • Management of Projects
  • Mechatronics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Plus many others to suit personal and employer requirements

Who is the course aimed at?

Those working in the engineering sector who wish to enhance their career prospects and those who wish to seek opportunities in the engineering sector.

What are the entry requirements?

  • AME Level 3 or
  • BTEC Level 3 or
  • 1 x A Level or 2 x AS Levels or
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • English and maths GCSE (full qualification) minimum Grade C/4


Mature students will be considered on an individual basis.

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?


Who will be my tutor?

Fred Bumford

How will I learn?

A mixture of classroom, laboratory, and independent learning.

How will I be assessed?

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.

What can I do after this course?

Students successfully completing the BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering may be able to enter the second year of a full-time or sandwich degree course in a related subject.

How much does this course cost?

This Level 4 HNC or Level 5 HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering costs £2,700.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs, only the course fees are applicable.

What funding is available?

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

Which department is this course in?

Department of Technology

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 do I need to bring?

You will be advised of individual requirements for the first day but you will need a scientific calculator, note-taking facilities and commitment to study.

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?

You can apply for this course using our online application form (click the ‘Apply’ button).


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