The HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering will equip you with the fundamentals of electronics, electrical engineering, power engineering and maths and is ideal for those looking to further progress in the electronics industry. During your studies you will gain a broad understanding of analogue and digital circuits, electrical principles, microprocessor systems and programming techniques.
You will also use simulation software to model and analyse circuits and complete a technological project to demonstrate your application of knowledge from the course. You will be taught within our state-of-the art iSTEM Centre, providing outstanding teaching facilities including design suites, CAD/CAM software and a 3D printing lab.
The HNC is a mix of hands-on experience and academic learning in maths and electrical principles, allowing you to put theory into practice, as you work on realistic technological projects, developing higher level sector specific, technical skills.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
On this course you will study eight modules, across two years.
In year one you will study:
Electrical and Electronic Principles
In year two you will study:
Management of a Professional Engineering Project
For the full course specification, visit the Higher Education section of our website, available here.
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
The course is delivered via a combination of lectures, practical sessions and seminars. Currently we are operating a blended learning model, with some modules taught via online learning methods and other modules delivered remotely.
You will also have access to our virtual learning environment for additional resources, to support your studies.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
You will be assessed throughout your programme to support your development. These assessments will be both formative and summative in nature. Formative assessments will comprise of class activities and practical tasks on site whilst summative assessment will be made up of a range of assignments throughout your programme of study.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
The qualification enhances promotion prospects in supervisory, junior and middle management roles including Maintenance Engineer, Repair Technician and Electrical Design Engineer. Our extensive partnerships provide opportunities to build links or find roles with potential employers in the sector. Many graduates choose to also progress on to higher level qualifications. To progress, an additional application needs to be made.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
Mode of study: 2 years part-time
Tuition fees: Part-time: Year 1 (2021/2022) £3,000, Year 2 (2022/2023) £3,000
Location: Preston's College, Fulwood Campus (except trips and visits)
Minimum numbers required for this course to run: 6
Preston’s College operates a flexible admissions policy, welcoming applicants with a wide range of qualifications and/or experience, with each application assessed on its own merit. We also recognise prior learning/attainment (RPL) and experience, meaning it may be possible to map some of your existing qualifications against the modules for the HNC Electrical and Electronic qualification.
If this applies to you, we will discuss this with you at the interview stage.
For students who have recently been in education, we would expect an applicant to have one of the following:
At least two A-Levels in an appropriate subject area (equivalent to 72 UCAS points)
BTEC Extended Diploma (or equivalent):
Level 3 in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or a similar discipline at grade MMP or higher
BTEC Diploma (or equivalent):
Level 3 in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or a similar discipline at grade DM or higher
Pass Access Course:
Access to Higher Education Diploma in a related subject
H7 = 72 UCAS points
Other qualifications or requirements:
An NVQ diploma or equivalent competence based qualification.
Applicants with industrial experience will be considered on a case by case basis for the course.
Applicants must hold a Level 2 qualification in Maths and English.
IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification.
A good application will be taken into account if you do not meet the above criteria.
You may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that Preston’s College does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.