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  • Course Length

    24 months

  • Fees

    £3,800 per annum

  • Awarded By

    Pearson Education Ltd

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HNC Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)

Institute of Technology Course

About the course

Students on our Engineering Professional courses will benefit from modules created by industry specialists to align with the needs of employers in the engineering sectors. This Level 4 programme will extend knowledge of those working in a variety of roles within the engineering sector.

Students will develop their understanding of working practices throughout their studies, which may facilitate further career development opportunities.

In the first year, all students will study four units and, in the second year, students will focus on their chosen subject pathway.

Topics in year one include: Engineering Maths; Engineering Science; Quality and Process Improvement; Electrical Systems and Fault Finding.

Topics in year two include: Engineering Design; Electrical & Electronic Principles; CAD for Maintenance Engineers; Managing a Professional Engineering Project.

This course is part-time, studied over 24 months.

You will be provided with details of the assignment requirements for each Unit. Students will be encouraged to engage with personal and professional development, gaining formative feedback on progress towards Unit outcomes, and developing knowledge and competence in the discipline.

Summative assessment is mainly through coursework. Students will evidence their progress through written academic essays and reports, or practical activities, which will vary according to each individual Unit assessment requirements. Each Unit will carry more than one assessment task in order to meet the learning outcomes and criteria for the Unit as a whole. There are no summative written exams for this course, however in some Units, your knowledge may be formatively assessed through in class tests.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs, incl. English and Maths, at grade 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken. Additionally, you must have 2 A Levels at grades A-D (one of which should be subject related) and a Level 3 Access Diploma in a related subject.

Mature applicants without formal qualifications, but with evidence of sufficient, relevant industrial experience will be considered.

Where next?

On successful completion of this course, students may progress onto studies at Level 5 or above including HND or BSc/BEng. Progression onto other courses will be subject to meeting the entry criteria of the institution. Students may also move into higher roles or positions within their organisation, or wish to develop their career further by moving into other employment.

Example job roles:

  • Design Engineers
  • Development and Test Engineers
  • Project Engineers

Work experience and employability


What additional resources will I need?


Fees information

Tuition fees for 2021 entry: £3,800 per annum.

Find Student Finance Information on the Government website.

Students enrolling on this course can apply for the Higher Education Scholarship.


If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing iot@newcollege.ac.uk

Important COVID-19 update – Information about how courses and teaching may be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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