Entry Requirements

One A Level either in maths, physics or engineering with grade C or above, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma with MP grade or a BTEC Extended Diploma with MPP grade in Electrical/Electronic Engineering plus the unit: Maths for Engineering Technicians at grade merit or above or Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded in Engineering (30 credits with pass and 15 credits with merit especially Maths subject) or international equivalent of the above (UK NARIC equivalent qualification).

You should have GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) in English, maths and science or equivalent, plus you will take a college test in maths and general science/engineering.

All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.

Who is the course for

This two-year course is for those who are seeking employment at technician or engineer level in Electrical or Electronic Engineering environment.

Course Content

First Year In the first year of this course, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the engineering sector by studying level 4 units. The first year has 5 mandatory units out of which four are core units including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and one is specialist unit. In addition to mandatory units, there are three additional specialist units. All units in year 1 are 15 credit units. Core Units (Mandatory)

  • Engineering Design (Yearly)
  • Engineering Maths (Yearly)
  • Engineering Science (Semester 1)
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set) (Yearly)

Specialist Units (Mandatory)

Electrical and Electronic Principles (Semester 2)

Additional Specialist Units

  • Electrical Machines (Semester 2)
  • Digital Principles (Yearly)
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices (Semester 1)

Second Year In the second year of this course at level 5, students continue to build on the essential skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for all engineers whilst working through a larger number of subject-specific specialist and optional units. The second year has 5 mandatory units out of which two are core units including one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment and three are specialist units. In addition to mandatory units, there are two additional specialist units. All units in year 2 are 15 credit units except Research project which is a 30 credit unit. Core Units (Mandatory)

  • Research Project (Yearly)
  • Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set) (Yearly)

Specialist Units (Mandatory)

  • Further Mathematics (Yearly)
  • Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage (Semester 2)
  • ndustrial Systems (Semester 2)

Additional Specialist Units

  • Embedded Systems (Semester 1)
  • Analogue Electronic Systems (Semester 1)

Study Methods

Mixture of theory by lectures/teaching, practical demonstrations, workshops, tutorials, virtual learning environments, guest speakers and field trips with 15 contact hours per week over 32 weeks during academic year. Student are expected to complete approximately 90 hours per unit for each 15 credit unit of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments) and unsupervised form of learning (e.g. e-learning, e-assessment, coursework, work-based learning, etc.).

How is the course assessed

Assessment is through a series of time-constrained written assignments which involve design projects, practical, simulation, posters, logbooks and presentations.

Where next - Further Studies

Details of entry requirements for BTEC Higher National graduates into degree programmes at institutions in the UK and internationally can be found https://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com/ BSc degree programmes and MSc programmes after suitable post-diploma experience. Our previous students have progressed onto the second/final year of a relevant degree course at the following universities:

  • Hertfordshire University
  • Middlesex University
  • Greenwich University
  • Westminster University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London South Bank University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • West London University
  • East London University
  • Nottingham University
  • Brunel University

Where next - Job Opportunities

The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the Engineering sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: Engineering design and development, product development, project engineering, installation and commissioning, maintenance engineer, technical sales, customer liaison, technician, lecturers, etc.

More Information

Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on

  • Assessment and grading
  • College rules and resources
  • Student support and representation.

UCAS code: H600

Last updated: 17 April 2018 @ 11.44am

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 03 September 2018

Starts: 03/09/2018

Duration: 64 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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

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