HNC in Electrical And Electronic Engineering (Full Time)
|Mode of study||2 days per week|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||13 September 2023 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change|
|Course code||FLR4EHC004 (2324)|
|Runs on|| Wednesday |
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Who is it for?
The world of engineering is dynamic and ever evolving. The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is designed for students who wish to further develop or pursue a career in the engineering field.
In addition to providing the skills, knowledge, and techniques that underpin the sector, Pearson BTEC Higher National Qualifications grant students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector, preparing you for employment, progression within your employment, or further study, such as a Pearson Higher National Diploma (HND) Electrical and Electronic Engineering: HND in Electrical And Electronic Engineering (HNC 1-YEAR TOP-UP) (scg.ac.uk)
This course is ideal for people who want to build strong foundations to forge a successful career in the engineering sector.
Entry requirements could include A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering; A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject, (this profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent)) or other related Level 3 qualifications.
Entry to the course may also be available through related work experience.
What does the course involve?
The programme is comprised of a diverse range of modules that will equip you with the underpinning knowledge needed for a wide range of engineering careers, or to further develop your current career.
There are eight separate units of study. Each unit has a value of 15 credits.
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Maths
- Engineering Science
- Electrical & Electronic Principles
- Electronic Circuits & Devices
- Quality & Process Improvement
- Digital Principles
- Managing a Professional Engineering Project
You will be required to achieve a minimum of 120 credits (of which at least 65 must be level 4) during your programme of learning to be awarded a Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC.
How is the course assessed?
Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course, with feedback provided on all work submitted. Assessment type will differ depending on which module is being assessed, including assignments, practical experiments, logbooks, and presentations. The course specification (Course Specification HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering HTML (scg.ac.uk)) includes additional information on assessments.
This full-time HNC is a 1-year programme. You will be required to attend college for two days a week (Wednesdays and Thursdays). The academic year is split into three terms over 30 weeks. You will be required to undertake an informal interview prior to enrolment. There are no concessions.
The college works hard to make university level study as easy and exciting as possible. This includes living away from home. If you require student accommodation, it is now available in the centre of Shrewsbury: Student accommodation | Shropshire Council
Students can progress directly into a career in engineering, or you may choose to continue your studies and achieve an HND qualification.
You could work in different industries, from power and renewable energy to transport, construction and manufacturing.
You can improve your career prospects with incorporated or chartered engineer status. Chartered status can help you move into electrical design and project management roles, specialise in a particular field, or work as an engineering consultant. The Engineering Council have further details on how to become a chartered engineer.
Examples of engineering careers include: Electronics, Aeronautical, Systems, Communications, Design, Test, and Project Engineer.
Engineering careers are high in demand and pay very well.
What do I do next?
Ryan Matthew Jones
HNC in Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
I chose SCG because the course is well equipped, with really great facilities such as the LRC. I can get any books I need and the library will even get academic material in for us if it is not already there.
The tutors have been really supportive, especially when I had a child, making sure that I wasn’t overloaded with work.
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