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Swindon College

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Higher National Certificate - HNC

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2.0years

Part-time day | 2021

This is a two year level 4 Higher National Certificate programme where students will study four units per year. The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving engineering sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications also aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.
Who is this qualification for? The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Engineering are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the engineering sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue a career in engineering. In addition to the skills, knowledge and techniques that underpin the study of the sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for employment, progression within employment or further study. Graduates successfully completing the Higher National Certificate will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of engineering. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities of personal responsibility needed for employment. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent working with growing fault finding and problem-solving strategies, and organisational awareness. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to work, showing resilience under pressure and the ability to meet challenging targets within a reasonable, pre-set, time frame. They will also demonstrate regard for the ethical responsibilities of the engineer, for cost and for the importance of protecting and sustaining the environment.

The course supports those in roles within the engineering sector such as mechanical, production, maintenance, engineering and technologies within the manufacturing and engineering sector. Those completing the course may secure employment in the Automotive, Aerospace, Design and Manufacturing, Power and Process Plant Engineering including Nuclear power. Typical roles undertaken include Design Engineers, Development and Test Engineers, and Project Engineers. Salary expectations £25K to £60K.

Students will be recommended to join the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE) as an affiliate/student member whilst studying to gain access to library resources and information to assist their studies, and career development. There is no application or subscription fee for students studying on undergraduate programmes.

Modules

Units delivered for this qualification are:
YEAR ONE:
• Engineering Maths
• Engineering Science
• Quality and Process Improvement
• Electrical Systems and Fault Finding

YEAR TWO:
• Engineering Design
• CAD for Maintenance Engineers
• Electrical and Electronic Principles
• Managing a Professional Engineering Project

Assessment methods

You will be provided with details of the assignment requirements for each Unit. Students will be encouraged to engage with personal and professional development, gaining formative feedback on progress towards Unit outcomes, and developing knowledge and competence in the discipline.

Summative assessment is mainly through coursework. Students will evidence their progress through written academic essays and reports, or practical activities, which will vary according to each individual Unit assessment requirements. Each Unit will carry more than one assessment task in order to meet the learning outcomes and criteria for the Unit as a whole.

There are no summative written exams for this course, however in some Units, your knowledge may be formatively assessed through in class tests.

If you are concerned about studying at this level, or are returning to studying after a break from education, have a disability or additional need, or want some advice on the support available, please see our website information on support for students.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£3,800
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England
£3,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£3,800
per year
Scotland
£3,800
per year
Wales
£3,800
per year

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Course location:

Swindon College

Department:

Engineering

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