Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) Higher National Certificate (HNC)

29001W1 | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 12/09/2022
Time/Day | FRI

Is this course for me?

The HNC Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) course provides the opportunity to improve your knowledge and progress within the industry. It provides students with analytical thinking skills and the principles of electrical engineering.

What will I study?

The course includes units such as: Engineering Design, Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Managing a Professional Engineering Project, Electrical and Electronic Principles and three units from the following options: Automation, Robotics and PLC, Electrical Machines, Electronic Circuits and Devices, Digital Principles and Electrical Systems and Fault Finding.

How long is the course?

Part-time one day per week for two academic years. A further year can be added to top-up to an HND if required (you need to have completed 10 modules at HNC to top up in one year).

How will I be assessed?

The programme is assessed through a variety of methods from written assignments to course work.

What qualifications do I need?

A relevant Level 3 Diploma. Mature students with experience, a portfolio of work and employer references will be considered. Students must also possess a Grade 4 or above in Maths at GCSE or equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

Completion of the HNC may lead to progression to the HND. Students may progress to the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Top-up Degree at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College.

Other Information

You will be taught by a professional team of staff who will support you throughout your course.

Course Fees

£4333.00

Electrical Engineers

Electrical engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

2.63%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£26,665
Entry
£59,979
Median
£85,985
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.
  • Ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements.
  • Determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems.
  • Supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology Mathematics Computers and Electronics Design Physics English Language Production and Processing Telecommunications

Skills

Reading Comprehension Active Learning Critical Thinking Mathematics Monitoring Science Learning Strategies Active Listening Writing Speaking
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Electronics Engineers

Electronics engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electronic motors, communications systems, microwave systems, and other electronic equipment.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

3.35%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£25,391
Entry
£43,785
Median
£65,094
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.
  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs.
  • Determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards.
  • Undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecommunications equipment, radar, telemetry and remote control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment.

Knowledge

Computers and Electronics Engineering and Technology Design Mathematics Education and Training Physics English Language Telecommunications Production and Processing Administration and Management Customer and Personal Service Communications and Media

Skills

Reading Comprehension Active Learning Mathematics Critical Thinking Active Listening Monitoring Learning Strategies Writing Speaking Science
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Electrical and Electronics Technicians

Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.

Requirements: Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

Opportunities

2.31%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£22,593
Entry
£36,621
Median
£59,911
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology Computers and Electronics Design Mechanical Mathematics Telecommunications English Language Production and Processing Public Safety and Security

Skills

Mathematics Active Learning Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Learning Strategies Speaking Active Listening Monitoring Writing
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Course fees shown are per annum for University Centre courses. Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

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