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BTEC Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
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Awarding Body  Pearson Education Course Title  Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
Award  BTEC Higher National Diploma   Award Level  RQF 5
UCAS Code HND(RQF)006H Study Mode  Full Time Weekend
Start Dates September 2018 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

BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) is a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and with a strong work related emphasis.

This course will provide you with a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the electrical and electronic engineering sector and its wide recognition by employers allows progression directly into employment.

You will develop a good understanding of the key areas of electrical and electronic engineering, preparing students for a wide range of careers and further study. The strong emphasis is also placed on transferable skills, e.g. project management, people management, planning and business management techniques, to ensure that graduates have the awareness to succeed in the ever changing technological and management context.

You will be assessed by coursework, time constrained assignments, projects, reports and presentations.

General Entry Requirements

    If you are under 21 years of age at the start of the course, you must have at least one of the following:
    • At least one GCE A-level pass. In addition, you should have appropriate supporting passes at GCSE (including English and Maths at grade C or above) or Key Skills Level 2 qualifications in communication, IT and Application of Number or equivalent.
    • A Level 3 qualification such as: BTEC level 3 Diploma, National Diploma, Advanced GNVQ/NVQ, AVCE/VCE, Foundation Certificate in a relevant subject
    • Access to Higher Education in a relevant subject
    • Advanced Modern Apprenticeship with Level 3 qualifications in a relevant subject
    • Baccalaureate/International Baccalaureate
    • An equivalent foreign qualification
    • Any other level 3 qualification in a relevant subject

    If you are over 21 years of age, you may demonstrate a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include relevant work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

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:

HNEE 1Engineering Design - 4415
HNEE 19Electrical and Electronic Principles - 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 - 4415
HNEE 34Research Project - 5530
HNEE 35Professional Engineering Management - 5515
HNEE 39Further Mathematics - 5415
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

More Information:

Tuition fees for Full-Time Programmes - 2017/2018

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 - 2017/2018

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

Important Notes

Undergraduate funding (2017/18)

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 detail 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 £8,430 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 will be eligible for.

Part-time study
If you are a part-time student you can apply now for a tuition fee loan. The maximum tuition fee loan you can get if you are a part-time student is £4,500 per year.
The amount you get depends on the cost of your tuition fees and not 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 £21,000 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.


Engineering Design - 4 [HNEE 1]

Unit type:Core

Electrical and Electronic Principles - 4 [HNEE 19]

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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