Electrical And Electronic Engineering BTEC Higher National Diploma (RQF)
The Electrical and Electronics Engineering HND (RQF) course, awarded by Pearson, enables students with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering HNC qualification to extend their knowledge and further specialise in the electrical and electronics field.
The course is linked to professional standards and focusses on the application of the principles being learnt at this level. With a focus on analytical techniques, theoretical modelling and practical investigation, students are encouraged to solve vocational and work-based problems.
Students obtaining this HND level will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.
Did you know?
Past students completing the Electrical and Electronics Engineering HND course have gone on to employment in electrical and electronics installation and management work for a wide variety of businesses, including motor companies and power generation and distribution organisations.
Award: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Application method: Full-time course: Apply directly to UCAS / Part-time course: Apply directly to the College
UCAS code: 006H
Location: Havering College of Further and Higher Education
Awarding Body: Pearson
Students who complete the course successfully will receive a level 5 higher national diploma (HND) awarded by Pearson.
Professional body accreditation: Successful completion of this course satisfies the academic requirements for the Engineering Council’s Engineering Technician standard. Upon completion of the course, students are able to refer to themselves as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) and apply for Engineering Council membership.
Part-time study conditions:
When studied part-time, the intensity of study for this course will be 50%, doubling the length of the course from one year to two years.
The full-time course is scheduled for two consecutive days and runs from 9 am to 5 pm, with breaks spread throughout the day. The part-time course is run on one day a week from 9 am to 5 pm.
Please note, whilst we make every effort to ensure that timetables are integrated and are as convenient as possible for our students, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and meetings with your personal tutor:
Lectures will provide you with most of the fundamental subject information knowledge that you will require and will be taught in large groups.
Meetings with your personal tutor will give you the opportunity to discuss topics in detail, highlight any areas of difficulty and discuss your progression through the course.
Workshop and simulation sessions will give you hands-on experience of engineering techniques and software, and as a part of your course will have access to the latest engineering simulation packages, including Multisim, CAD and Matlab.
When you are not attending lectures, workshops or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations.
Per week, the full-time course workload will include:
14 hours of lectures
2.5 hours of workshops and simulation sessions
0.5 hours per fortnight of one-to-one meetings
Over the course of the year, you will spend 85% of your time in timetabled teaching and learning activity:
Teaching and learning and assessment: 16.75 hours
Independent learning: 3 hours
To be accepted on this course, you need to have passed the Engineering (Electronic and Electrical Engineering) HNC qualification.
GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent level 2 qualifications
A face-to-face interview may be required before an offer can be made
Additional information for international students:
If English is not your first language, you will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking), or an equivalent English language qualification.
Where will it take me?
This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in engineering, or obtain the necessary skills needed to progress your current engineering career and operate as an Engineering Technician. The course also provides the foundation for further qualifications including foundation degrees and B.Eng degree courses. An HND qualification is accepted by some universities as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree B.Eng (Hons). The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the engineering industry and is underpinned by the research knowledge and industry experience of our staff.
At the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge and practical application of a range of general and specialised engineering theories, and they should be able to apply these directly to their working situations. Students will have an appreciation of contemporary theory and also understand their responsibilities in regards to cost, sustainability and the rapid change that takes place within world-class engineering.
Managing a professional Engineering Research Project
Professional Engineering Management
Electrical and Electronic Principles
Electrical and Electronics focussed:
Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
The course operates on a modular basis with each module carrying 15 academic credits, with the exception of the research project, which is worth 30 credits.
Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking 30 credits. The full HND qualification is equivalent to 120 credits.
Your overall grade for the course, and your HND classification, will be based on the marks obtained in all modules.
The full-time and part-time courses have one start point in September.
Course Assessment Method
This course provides you with the opportunity to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice, or formative, assessment for which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them will not count towards your module mark.
There will be formal, or summative, assessment during, or at the end of, each module. Formal assessment will be solely through a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and projects. The grades from your formal assessments will count towards your module mark.
You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework within three weeks of your submission. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
You must pass all modules in order to gain your qualification. Students passing a module will be given a pass, merit or distinction grade.
The following course related costs are included in the fees:
All workshop materials
The use of simulation software
Access to the Learning Resource Centre
Access to the computer facilities
Access to College Support Services
Membership of the College Union
Lectures and tutorials
Annual printing allowance of £10
Use of paper and online journals provided in the library
The following costs are not included in the fees:
Health and Safety equipment and clothing
Course books - you will be provided with a book list so that you are able to buy textbooks if you wish, although there are multiple copies available in the library
Additional printing over and above the £10 allowance