Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Higher Education

Subject Area

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

2 Years




Adult, Employers, Higher Education



Course Level


Award to be received

HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Top Up)

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Who is this course for?

If you are progressing from a HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and wish to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Then this course could be for you, as it will enable you to make an immediate contribution to employment at the appropriate professional level with a range of technical and management skills needed for careers in engineering.

What do you need to apply for the course?

The course leader will review your profile of qualifications and/or experience held, considering whether this profile shows an ability to progress to a Level 5 qualification. For learners who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • a BTEC HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or equivalent

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

What are the key things you'll learn?

4 Mandatory units

  • Engineering Science (L4)
  • Analytical Methods for Engineers (L4)
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles (L5)
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (L5)

Specialist units

  • Health safety & Risk Assessment (L4)
  • Engineering Design (L5)
  • Electronic Principles (L5)
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design (L4)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (L4)
  • Instrumentation and Control Principles (L4)
  • Electrical Power (L4)
  • Digital Analogue Devices and Circuits (L5)
  • Further Electrical Power (L5)
  • Utilisation of Electrical Energy (L4)
  • Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles (L5)
  • Work Based Experience (L5)

Note: All optional units are not shown here and some may be changed to suit individual cohorts of students after discussion with the curriculum team and representative employers.

How you will learn

You will learn through a variety of methods including:

  • Classroom teaching
  • Craft workshop activity
  • Directed work with other students
  • Directed private study
  • Directed study in Learning Centre

Assessment methods could include written assignments, coursework, practical assessment or combination.

Where could this course take you?

This course enables progression to or counts towards an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in electrical and/or electronic engineering or related area.

What costs will you incur?

2017 Tuition fee: £2,300 per year

Other course costs: Printing for your course – you will receive £30 credit for printing which will be paid in

three instalments of £10 per term. Any printing requirements in excess of this can be purchased.

You may choose to purchase books from the recommended reading lists however the College Learning Centre have an excellent range of all books suggested within your units studied.

You will be expected to provide your own pens, paper and folders.