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HNC Engineering (Electrical/Electronic)

This course is suitable for students who have studied Electrical or Electronic subjects up to Edexcel National level or equivalent and now wish to gain a higher qualification.

There is a national shortage of skilled electrical and electronic engineers within the traditional power industries as well as the construction and electronic technology industries.

This exciting programme provides a broad-based foundation that builds on existing training and experience with the opportunity for extensive hands-on practical experience within your current field of work.

The central aim of this programme is to provide well qualified engineers who have undergone an integrated programme of engineering education and training that will satisfy the requirements of the Engineering Council, increase employability and enhance promotional prospects.

No Awarding body

Duration of Course:

1 Year

Entry requirements:

Students normally hold an Edexcel National Certificate in Electrical.
Students with other relevant qualifications and industrial experience may also be considered.

International Students also require an IELTS score of 4.5 in all areas or a B1 equivalent English Language qualification

What you will learn:

Level 4

  • Business Management Techniques
  • Engineering Science
  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Utilisation of Electrical Energy

Level 5

  • Project
  • Electronics
  • Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits
  • Further Electrical Principles
  • Electrical Power

How is the course assessed:

Whilst on this programme students will be assessed using a variety of methods; written assignments which are normally numerical in nature, practical assessments using simulators or actual equipment (both individual and group based), along with project work complete with presentations (individual and group). All assessment methods are designed to incorporate key skills which are transferable to the workplace

Learning and teaching methods

Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential. A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars and practical sessions.

Employment information:

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in the Engineering sector. Engineering careers can begin with work opportunities with small to medium enterprise organisations (those with less than 250 employees) or with national and multi-national organisations.

Many also go onto to self employment which is usually not possible until a graduate has several years experience. Other graduates will go on to work for large organisations which may comprise roles in engineering management; engineering maintenance and servicing, project management, design engineering, planning or working on large infrastructure projects linked to the engineering and construction industries.


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Equal Opportunities

The Grimsby Instutute Group guarantees that it will deal fairly and effectively with all students, staff and visitors and offer equality of opportunity on the basis of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

Students have the right to expect that this will apply to them without prejudice or discrimination and that they also have the obligation to deal fairly and effectively with other students and staff regardless of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

The Grimsby Institute Group will endeavour to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and additional duties, which requires public bodies to make every effort to support persons with disability.

Course was last updated on 7/11/2013