DN Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

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Course summary

The Higher National Certificate in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) covers the fundamental concepts, principles and theories of engineering, analysis and design, practical and technical skills, and transferable business skills relevant to engineering. This course is ideal for students wishing to work within the electrical or electronics engineering industries. This programme is flexibly structured and provides a practical and academic challenge within the framework of current industrial practices in engineering. This course is particularly relevant to people already working in or looking to develop a career within Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including Manufacturing, Power industry, Design, Maintenance. If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in engineering, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate, students can develop their careers in the engineering sector through: • Entering employment • Continuing existing employment • Linking with the appropriate Professional Bodies • Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates [if appropriate] • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

  • Engineering Science (15 Credits)
  • Engineering Design (15 Credits)
  • Engineering Maths (15 Credits)
  • Automation, Robotics and PLCs (15 Credits)
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set) (15 Credits)
  • Digital Principles (15 Credits)
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles (15 Credits)
  • Electrical Circuit & Devices (15 Credits)
Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

Assessment method

This is a blended learning course where there will be weekly on campus delivery, online learning, and workshop/tutorials to attend. On campus delivery will primarily be classroom-based delivery supported by online learning. Online learning will be for students to work independently at their own pace to complete activities or go through content allocated by the tutor. Workshops/tutorials will be offered to provide support and enrichment activities.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you hold significant practical experience or craft qualifications but not the usual level 3 entry requirement, your application would also be considered, subject to an interview with an appropriate member of the teaching team or Programme Leader.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3000 Year 1
Scotland £3000 Year 1
Wales £3000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment) There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example: • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies) • Printing and photocopying • Trips and enhancement opportunities
Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) at DN Colleges Group - UCAS