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HND Engineering (Electronic / Electrical) (part-time)

3 years
3 years
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Course description

Delivered at our Chippenham campus, this course is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. The course provides a wide-ranging study of the electrical or electronic sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in this sector. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the electrical or electronic engineering sector, this course will give you experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare you for further study or training.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Although Pearson do not specify formal entry requirements, for students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • A BTEC level 3 qualification in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or General Engineering.
  • Other related level 3 qualifications such as an Access to Higher Education diploma awarded by an approved Further Education institution.
  • GCSE grades A* to C (9 to 4 or equivalent) in Maths and English, or equivalent.
  • Related work experience.
  • An international equivalent of the above.

Don't quite reach the entry criteria? You can still do this course on completion of our Access to Higher Education course.

Training Course Content

The course typically involves modules in the following subjects:

Year One:

  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Further Maths

Year Two:

  • Research Project
  • Industrial Power
  • Electrical / Electronic Storage
  • Industrial Systems
  • Further Electric / Electronic Principles
  • Manufacturing Systems

Course delivery details

A Higher National qualification is equivalent to either a level 4 or level 5 university qualification, for example a foundation degree.

This level 5 course will be delivered using a blended approach of both class-based sessions and remote learning.

The duration for this part-time course is 3 years. Attendance is one day per week.

Teaching and Learning:

This course is assessed using a range of assessment strategies.

Practical sessions take place in modern purpose built labs with specialist equipment and software provided. You will have access to resources such as our online learning environments.

Why choose Wiltshire College & University Centre

96% of students go onto further study, training or employment

98.8% overall pass rate for Level 3 courses

1,089 courses to choose from


£3250.00 per year

Continuing Studies

A HND General Engineering satisfies the current academic requirements for registration for Incorporated Engineer (IEng). You may be able to apply for a top-up year or a relevant level 6 qualification. You may also progress into industry employment.

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