Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Course summary

The world of engineering is dynamic and ever evolving. The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is designed for students who wish to further develop or pursue a career in the engineering field. In addition to providing the skills, knowledge, and techniques that underpin the sector, Pearson BTEC Higher National Qualifications grant students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector, preparing you for employment, progression within your employment, or further study. This course is ideal for people who want to build strong foundations to forge a successful career in the engineering sector. Students can progress directly into a career in engineering, or you may choose to continue your studies and achieve an HND qualification. You could work in different industries, from power and renewable energy to transport, construction and manufacturing. You can improve your career prospects with incorporated or chartered engineer status. Chartered status can help you move into electrical design and project management roles, specialise in a particular field, or work as an engineering consultant. The Engineering Council have further details on how to become a chartered engineer.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


The programme is comprised of a diverse range of modules that will equip you with the underpinning knowledge needed for a wide range of engineering careers, or to further develop your current career. There are eight separate units of study. Each unit has a value of 15 credits. Engineering Design Engineering Maths Engineering Science Electrical & Electronic Principles Electronic Circuits & Devices Quality & Process Improvement Digital Principles Managing a Professional Engineering Project You will be required to achieve a minimum of 120 credits (of which at least 65 must be level 4) during your programme of learning to be awarded a Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC.

Assessment method

Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course, with feedback provided on all work submitted. Assessment type will differ depending on which module is being assessed, including assignments, practical experiments, logbooks, and presentations. The course specification (Course Specification HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering HTML ( includes additional information on assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements could include A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering; A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject, (this profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent)) or other related Level 3 qualifications. Entry to the course may also be available through related work experience.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7425 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7425 Year 1
Scotland £7425 Year 1
Wales £7425 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Shrewsbury Colleges Group - UCAS