BTEC Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and with a strong work related emphasis.
This course will introduce you to the key knowledge and skills in electrical and electronic engineering. You will explore engineering principles and science, circuit design and health and safety. You will also undertake a group project module, in which you will apply what you have learned to solving a design challenge of your choice.
Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning will be provided via a blended delivery model, offering class-based lectures and tutorials, including laboratory, workshop and field-based practical activities and online delivery.
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.
During one term, you will typically be attending three 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 to 15 hours per week on independent learning and completing assessments.
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.
You will be expected to have at least one of the following:
A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering
Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths (or equivalent) and English Language at grade C/grade 4 or above is strongly recommended. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.
What if I don’t meet any of these entry requirements?
Even if you have few or no formal qualifications, you may be able to gain entry to the course if you have the required communication and learning skills, as well as the knowledge, experience and motivation to succeed.
You will be required to take and English and/or Mathematics skills test if you do not hold GCSE Maths and English qualifications or their recognised equivalent. You may also be interviewed for the course.
You may need to take an Access course or Foundation (Year 0) course first. If you have been away from academic study for a while, these courses are a great way to get you back into studying. Or if you have never studied before, they help you learn new study skills, essential for success in higher education.
BTEC Higher National Certificates are 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 within public and private sectors.
You can progress to a wide range of careers in electrical and electronic engineering, e.g. electrical/electronic design, communication design, manufacture, maintenance and technical services areas of the engineering industry.
You can also study further for a Higher National Diploma or a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) 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).
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