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BTEC Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
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Awarding Body  Pearson Education Course Title  HND Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
Award  BTEC Higher National Diploma   Award Level  RQF 5
UCAS Code 006H Study Mode  Full Time Weekend
Start Dates January 2020 Duration 2 years
  1. About this course
  2. What you will cover
  3. Entry Requirements
  4. How to apply
  5. Fees and Finance
  6. Careers and employability
  7. Professional Recognition

About this course

The purpose of BTEC Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the electrical and electronic, mechanical business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. This course is Year 2 entry only and you must have a Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (RQF) to enrol.

The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) are as follows:

  • To provide you with opportunities to enter, or progress in, employment within the engineering sector, or progress to higher education qualifications such as degrees and honours degree in engineering or a closely related area, by balancing employability skills with academic attainment.
  • To provide you with the core knowledge, skills and techniques that all engineers require, irrespective of future specialism, to achieve high performance in the engineering profession.
  • To build a body of specialist knowledge, skills and techniques in order to be successful in a range of careers in engineering at the Associate Engineer or Operational Engineer level.
  • To develop the skills necessary to fault find and problem solve in a timely, professional manner, reflecting on their work and contributing to the development of the process and environment they operate within.
  • To understand the responsibilities of the engineer within society, and work with integrity, regard for cost, sustainability and the rapid rate of change experienced in world class engineering.
  • To provide you with opportunities to make progress towards achieving internationally recognised registration with a Professional Body regulated by the Engineering Council.



You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes. Assessment is mainly via coursework, which can take forms such as essays and reports, individual and group project work, time constrained assessments, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials.


Teaching and Learning


You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will be attending on Saturdays. You will be taught by experienced lecturers whose knowledge and expertise are matched to the content of the modules on the course.

When not attending lectures or seminars, you will also be expected to study through independent learning. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, such as reading books and journal articles, preparing assignments and presentations, working on individual and group projects. You will have access to a variety of materials to support you in your learning, such as books, journals, lecture notes and a wide range of e-resources.

During one term, you will typically be attending four modules of 15 credits each. A taught 15 credit module consists of approximately 10 hours of Lecture content, 20 hours of seminar content and assessment practice. On top of this, you will be expected to spend around 10 – 15 hours per week on independent learning and completing assessments.

    Course Entry Requirements

    You will be expected to have at least one of the following:

    • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic).
    • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
    • Other related Level 3 qualifications
    • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by a recognised institution
    • An international equivalent of the above.

    Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language at grade C/grade 4 or above. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.


Careers and employability

BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a well-established and internationally recognised qualifications offering graduates progression directly to employment. This course will prepare you for a range of electrical and electronic engineering careers, e.g. electrical/electronic design, communication design, manufacture, maintenance and technical services areas of the engineering industry.

You can also study further for a BSc(Hons) Top Up degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  

Professional Recognition

BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is internationally recognised by employers and professional organisations. The recognition is a way for students to prepare for jobs and careers in the engineering sector through membership of relevant professional bodies.

The development of this qualification has been informed by discussions/relevant publications from the Engineering Council UK (EC (UK)) and the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA).

Graduates with relevant work experience qualify for the Technician Membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK).

What you will cover

    You will study these modules:

Year 1
HNEE 019Electrical and Electronic Principles - 4415
HNEE 1Engineering Design - 4415
HNEE 2Engineering Mathematics - 4415
HNEE 21Electrical Machines - 4415
HNEE 22Electronic Circuits and Devices - 4415
HNEE 3Engineering Science - 4415
HNEE 4Managing a Professional Engineering Project - 4415
HNEE 5Renewable Energy - 4315

Year 2
HNEE 34Research Project - 5530
HNEE 35Professional Engineering Management - 5515
HNEE 39Further Mathematics - 5515
HNEE 43Further Electrical Machines - 5515
HNEE 44Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage - 5515
HNEE 45Industrial Systems - 5515
HNEE 54Fundamentals of Control Systems - 5515

Online Application & Eligibility Assessment

Note: Please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references etc before starting the application form. You will also need access to your e-mail.

Apply through UCAS [Prefered]

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Fees and Finance

Tuition Fees for Academic Programmes

Tuition fees for Full-Time Programmes - 2018/2019

Study Programme Yearly Fees
UK/EU Students
Higher National Certificate £6,165.00   1 year
Higher National Diploma
£6,165.00   2 years
Foundation Degree FdA £6,165.00   2 years
BA/BSc (Hons) £6,165.00   3 years
BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up
£6,165.00   1 year

Tuition fees for Part-Time Programmes - 2018/2019

Study Programme Yearly Fees
UK/EU Students
Higher National Certificate
£4,500.00   2 years

Higher National Diploma

£4,500.00   3 years
Foundation Degree FdA £4,500.00   4 years
BA/BSc (Hons) £4,500.00   5 years
BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up

£4,500.00   2 years


Undergraduate funding (2018/19)

Student Finance England

Full-time study
The majority of undergraduate funding comes from the Student Loans Company and is assessed by your funding authority. Please visit Student Finance England (SFE) website pages for detailed information.



Eligible Undergraduate students can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £6,165 to cover the full cost of their annual tuition fees. A maintenance loan (for living costs) of up to £11,354 is also available. This can be used to pay for general living costs, accommodation, travel and other course related costs.

The simple online calculator (https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator) will give you an accurate idea of what level of student funding you may be eligible for.

Part-time study
If you are a part-time student on a degree course you can apply for a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan. The maximum tuition fee loan you can get if you are a part-time student is £4,625 per year. The amount you get depends on the cost of your tuition fees. Your maintenance loan will be paid at pro-rata of full time study. The amount you get depends on your household income.

The tuition fee loan is paid directly to your university or college.

For more information and downloadable guides, visit the Direct Gov website

Repaying loans
You will not start repaying your student loans for fees and living costs until you have finished studying and you are earning over £25,000 a year. For more information visit the Direct Gov website https:// www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan

Other Sources of Funding
You do not have to apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company to fund your studies. Some students use private funding or employer sponsorship to pay for their course.


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Electrical and Electronic Principles - 4 [HNEE 019]

Unit type:Core

Engineering Design - 4 [HNEE 1]

Unit type:Core

Engineering Mathematics - 4 [HNEE 2]

Unit type:Core

Electrical Machines - 4 [HNEE 21]

Unit type:Core

Electronic Circuits and Devices - 4 [HNEE 22]

Unit type:Core

Engineering Science - 4 [HNEE 3]

Unit type:Core

Managing a Professional Engineering Project - 4 [HNEE 4]

Unit type:Core

Renewable Energy - 4 [HNEE 5]

Unit type:Core

Research Project - 5 [HNEE 34]

Unit type:Core

Professional Engineering Management - 5 [HNEE 35]

Unit type:Core

Further Mathematics - 5 [HNEE 39]

Unit type:Core

Further Electrical Machines - 5 [HNEE 43]

Unit type:Core

Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage - 5 [HNEE 44]

Unit type:Core

Industrial Systems - 5 [HNEE 45]

Unit type:Core

Fundamentals of Control Systems - 5 [HNEE 54]

Unit type:Core


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