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Entry Requirements

One A Level either in maths, physics or engineering with grade A*-C or BTEC Level 3 Diploma at merit, pass or Extended Diploma at merit, pass, pass in Electrical/Electronic Engineering plus the unit 'maths for engineering technicians' at grade merit or above or a BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

You should have GCSEs in English, maths and science (A*-C) or equivalent

You will take a College test involving maths and general science/engineering.

For further details on entry requirements, please see the Higher Education Guide 2015-16 on our website.

Who is the course for

This 2 year course is for those who are employed or seeking employment at technician or engineer level in electrical or electronic engineering environment.

Course Content

Mandatory units:

  • Analytical methods for engineers (mathematics)
  • Engineering science
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation.

Specialist units include:

  • Computer programming techniques
  • Electronic principles
  • Utilisation of electrical energy
  • Electrical, electronic and digital principles
  • Combinational and sequential logic
  • Data communications and networks
  • Engineering design
  • Further analytical methods for engineers
  • Management of projects
  • Telecommunication principles
  • Further mathematics for technicians
  • Digital and analogue devices and circuits.

Study Methods

Mixture of theory by lectures/teaching, practicals and simulations with 15 contact hours. Student are expected to complete approximately 15 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments). Learners will get two formative (submitted before deadline) and two summative feedbacks.

How is the course assessed

Assessment by combination of practical, simulation and exams based on assessment criteria for each unit.

Where next - Further Studies

Study at university to gain a BSc or BEng degree.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Students may work in a range of engineering jobs including:

  • Engineering design and development
  • Product development
  • Project engineering
  • Installation and maintenance
  • Production planning and control
  • Customer liaison
  • Technical sales.

More Information

Students will attend college on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9am - 5pm.

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 10 June 2016

How to Apply

All applications for HND courses are through Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS). For an application pack, contact UCAS on 01242 227788 or visit

For information and advice from the College you can also make an initial application by clicking the Apply Now button below. Our Information, Advice and Guidance team can provide you with support and advice to help you through the UCAS process.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 28 September 2016

Starts: 28/09/2016

Duration: 64 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Wednesday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00