Awarded By: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Duration: 2 years part-time
Level: Level 4
Last Updated: 26-10-21
The HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme aims to provide you with a broad understanding of current technology and practice in electrical and electronic engineering, covering the relevant aspects of analogue and digital electronic engineering, electrical power generation and distribution and control of electrical machines.
The discipline of electrical and electronic engineering encompasses a wide skills base and the emphasis of this course is placed on electrical power electronics and the control or electrical machines suitable for industry. By its nature, this encompasses elements of system level design, programming and mathematical principals.
The course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive and develop, as you acquire a transferable skills set suited to both the industrial and commercial sectors.
Designed and developed with employers in mind, the course is studied on a part-time basis and has been created to provide progression opportunities to a level 5 qualification, followed by the BEng (Hons) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), upon successful completion.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
This HNC will enable you to learn a wide range of skills, with four modules studied in total, each worth 30 credits. The modules studied are:
Electronics and Electronic Engineering Practice
Digital Electronics and Programmable Systems
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
The course is delivered via a combination of traditional lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory work, directed study and project work.
As a student on this course you will also have access to our virtual learning environment, Canvas, 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. Assessment methods will vary from module to module but typically include examinations, laboratory-based and research-based assignments, tutorial questions, logbooks, presentations and formal reports.
Practical skills are assessed using assignment work and demonstrations.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
The qualification enhances promotion prospects in supervisory, junior and middle management roles, however, many graduates are supported by their employer to progress on to higher level qualifications, including the HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering here at Preston College. To progress, an additional application needs to be made.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Mode of study: 2 years part-time
Tuition fees: Part-time: Year 1 (2022/2023): £3,500 Year 2 (2023/2024): £3,500
Location: Preston College, Fulwood Campus (except trips and visits)
Minimum numbers required for this course to run: 6
Preston 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:
Pass Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in a related subject
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.
IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in each skills area)
English and Maths GCSE grade 4 (formerly grade C) or equivalent
We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification.
Contextual admissions will be applied to recruit students to the programme who do not meet the standard entry criteria. This will be subject to interview with a course tutor to discuss individual circumstances.
You may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that Preston College does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.