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Power engineering is a term that describes the maintenance, design and manufacture of electrical power systems and networks, from generation to the consumer’s meter. This is the network that provides homes, businesses, hospitals, schools, etc., with the electrical power they need to survive and compete. It is of vital importance to the country, effectively being the blood within its veins. The course, comprising eight modules (HNC) and a further eight (HND), covers the fundamental engineering and electrical concepts and skills required of a higher technician as well as providing a sound basis for further study at degree level. The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activity, guided assignment work and examinations. Emphasis is placed on problem solving skills, and students should expect the delivery to reflect this, combined with associated mathematical concepts.
Higher National Certificate - HNC
23 September 2019
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Each module is worth a specified number of credits, with most modules counting for 30 or 15 academic credits, with each credit taken equating to a total amount of study time which includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.
Most full-time students will take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester.
Compulsory modules enable you to cover key subject knowledge whilst and optional allow you to develop your own interests. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of core modules at a given level. Our teaching is informed by research, professional practice and industry engagement and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline.
Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.
There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.
Feedback: You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
Applicants applying from outside of the UK will need to provide evidence of their qualifications, English level and passport/visa documents. Colchester Institute requires applicants to have an English level of IELTS 6.0 (with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all being at least 5.5) for all of its courses.
Applicants should hold one of the following qualifications (or equivalent qualifications from overseas awarding bodies):
● A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering
● A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a
● Other related Level 3 qualifications
● An Access to Higher Education Diploma
● A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) is strongly
We are committed to improving access to education for those without formal qualifications. We will consider applicants who can show evidence of significant experience or who are currently employed within the industry.
All candidates will be required to attend an interview where their ability to undertake the course will be assessed.
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