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The purpose of BTEC Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the electrical and electronic, mechanical business sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.
The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) are as follows:
● To provide opportunities for students to enter, or progress in, employment within the engineering sector, or progress to higher education qualifications such as degrees and the honorous degree in engineering or a closely related area, by balancing employability skills with academic attainment.
● To provide students with the core knowledge, skills, and techniques that all engineers require, irrespective of future specialism, to achieve high performance in the engineering profession.
● To build a body of specialist knowledge, skills and techniques in order to be successful in a range of careers in engineering at the Associate Engineer or Operational Engineer level.
● To develop the skills necessary to fault find and problem solves in a timely, professional manner, reflecting on their work and contributing to the development of the process and environment they operate within.
● To understand the responsibilities of the engineer within society, and work with integrity, regard for cost, sustainability and the rapid rate of change experienced in world-class engineering.
● To provide opportunities for students to make progress towards achieving internationally recognized registration with a Professional Body regulated by the Engineering Council.
Teaching and Learning
● You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. You will be taught by experienced lecturers whose knowledge and expertise are matched to the content of the modules on the course.
● You will be attending on weekdays and Saturdays.
YEAR 1: Electrical Machines; Engineering Science; Electrical and Electronic Principles; Engineering Design; Engineering Maths; Managing a Professional Engineering Project; Renewable Energy; Electronic Circuits and Devices.
YEAR 2: Further Mathematics; Professional Engineering Management; Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage; Research Project; Industrial Systems; Fundamentals of Control Systems; Further Electrical Machines.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions.
You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes.
Assessment is mainly via coursework, which can take forms such as traditional essays and reports, group project work, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is not available to international students (Tier 4)
You will be expected to have at least one of the following:
• 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.
• Other related Level 3 qualifications
• An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by a recognised institution
• An international equivalent of the above
• Related work experience
Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths (or equivalent) and English Language at grade C/grade 4 or above is strongly recommended. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.
What if I don’t meet any of these entry requirements?
Even if you have few or no formal qualifications, you may be able to gain entry to the course if you have the required communication and learning skills, as well as the knowledge, experience and motivation to succeed.
You will be required to take and English and/or Mathematics skills test if you do not hold GCSE Maths and English qualifications or their recognised equivalent. You may also be interviewed for the course.
You may need to take an Access course or Foundation (Year 0) course first. If you have been away from academic study for a while, these courses are a great way to get you back into studying. Or if you have never studied before, they help you learn new study skills, essential for success in higher education.
Fees and funding