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University of Portsmouth

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: H614

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


48 points to include a minimum of 1 A level.

Pass the Access to HE Diploma.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, to include Mathematics and/or Physics at grade B or above/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, to include Mathematics and/or Physics at grade 5 or above.

48 UCAS Tariff points to include 1 Higher Level subject

48 Tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Must be in an engineering discipline

48 Tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

48

48 points to include a minimum of 1 A level, a BTEC qualification in a relevant engineering discipline, or equivalent. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience will be considered. All applicants will need to attend an interview.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subjects

Electronic engineering

Electrical engineering

**Overview**
Do you want to develop your Electrical and Electronic Engineering knowledge and skills?

On this HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering course, you'll get to grips with the fundamentals of engineering sciences and management and learn how you can apply your skills in the workplace.

You'll learn from engineering experts and study at the Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM) at Isle of Wight College. This brand new, £12 million facility, is packed with the latest tools, equipment and resources.

You can study full time over 1 year, or part time over 2 years on day release from your job.

When you finish the course, you'll have new skills, knowledge and professional experience in electrical and electronic engineering, backed up by a Higher National Certificate that could help you land your dream job or progress in your career. You could also continue your studies, for example, by topping up your HNC to an HND.

**Location – Isle of Wight College**
The course takes place at the Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM) at Isle of Wight College.

While studying at CECAMM, you can access our student support services and community including study support, the Students’ Union and our library's online resources.

**On this Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC course, you'll:**
- Study in the brand new, £12 million CECAMM at Isle of Wight College

- Build knowledge in subject areas including analytical methods, engineering science, electrical and electronic principles, electronic measurement and testing, digital and analogues electronics, and combinational and sequential logic

- Learn from engineering experts in seminars, lectures and group sessions

- Work on an individual project and put your knowledge into practice to demonstrate what you’ve learnt

- Put what you learn to work in your job straightaway, if you study part time on day release from your job

- Have the option to continue your studies and top-up your HNC to a Higher National Diploma (HND) when you complete the course

**Careers and opportunities**
Our Careers and Employability service can help you with career planning and you'll get access industry contacts, careers events and recruitment fairs during the course.

After you finish the course, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Areas you could work in include:
- defence electronics

- robotics

- broadcasting

- telecommunications

- advanced product manufacturing

Job roles you could work in include:
- electronics engineer

- product design engineer

- aerospace engineer

- application engineer

You can also continue your studies by doing an HND or Bachelor's degree.

Modules

Core modules:

- Analytical Methods for Engineers
- Engineering Science
- Electrical and Electronic Principles
- Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Testing
- Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
- Applications of Power Electronics
- Combination and Sequential Logic
- Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits
You'll need to do around 120 hours of self-directed learning for each module. We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through:
- coursework
- exams
- individual and group projects
You'll have the opportunity to practise your skills informally before you're assessed. If you're studying on day release from your job, you can apply what you learn straightaway in the workplace.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£6,165
per year
England
£6,165
per year
International
£17,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Isle of Wight College - CECAMM Centre

Department:

Faculty of Technology

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Electronic engineering
78%
med
Electrical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
95%
Male students
5%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
31%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
31%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
19%
Information technology technicians

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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