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HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Level 4) — Full-time

Course outline

The course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to progress your career in the fascinating, challenging world of electrical and electronic engineering.

Electrical engineers are sought after worldwide across the private and public sector, from transport to healthcare, and education to construction.

We’ll develop your knowledge across a range of core and more specialist units. The course will suit you if you’ve completed relevant studies at an advanced level (A Level or equivalent) or have relevant industry experience and want to pursue a career in electrical and/or electronic engineering.

The course contains significant project-based learning including: laboratory investigations, design work, projects, case studies and tutorials.

You’ll undertake independent study and practical problem-solving alongside more traditional methods such as tutorials. You will develop your communication skills and the application of computers in engineering.

Core units:

  • Engineering science
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Managing a professional engineering project
  • Engineering maths
  • Engineering design

You can view the full Course Specification here.

Nottingham College is proud to have been awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Bronze Award for high quality student experience and outcomes. You can read more about this on the Office for Students website.

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: LEC1
UCAS

Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.

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Location Date Fees / reductions
Jesse Boot Avenue
Science Park
University Boulevard
Nottingham
NG7 2RU

Start: Tuesday 24th September 2024

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Tuition fee: £8,250

Course code: C036581 / Q036582

Qualification

Pearson HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Duration

1 year

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy.

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is through assignments.

Progression

The HNC qualification is widely recognised in its own right and provides students with the skills required for employment in a broad range of industries with either a managerial or technical bias.

After successfully completing the HNC you could top up your qualification to the HND at the College or a degree at a wide range of universities.

Alternatively you could pursue a career in research and development, design, technical sales and production.

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About the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The TEF is a national scheme run by the Office for Students (OfS) that aims to encourage higher education providers to improve and deliver excellence in the areas that students care about the most: teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes from their studies.

Learn more about the TEF