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HND Engineering (Electronic / Electrical) (part-time)


Engineering and Manufacturing

Study Mode

University Level

Start Date



3 years


£3250.00 per year

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Course Overview

Delivered at our Chippenham campus, this course is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. The course provides a wide-ranging study of the electrical or electronic sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in this sector. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the electrical or electronic engineering sector, this course will give you experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare you for further study or training.

What will I learn?

The course typically involves modules in the following subjects:

Year One:

- Professional Engineering Management
- Further Maths

Year Two:

- Research Project
- Industrial Power
- Electrical / Electronic Storage
- Industrial Systems
- Further Electric / Electronic Principles
- Manufacturing Systems

Please note:

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

A Higher National qualification is equivalent to either a level 4 or level 5 university qualification, for example a foundation degree.

This level 5 course will be delivered using a blended approach of both class-based sessions and remote learning.

The duration for this part-time course is 3 years. Attendance is one day per week.

Teaching and Learning:

This course is assessed using a range of assessment strategies.

Practical sessions take place in modern purpose built labs with specialist equipment and software provided. You will have access to resources such as our online learning environments.

Entry Requirements

Although Pearson do not specify formal entry requirements, for students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

· A BTEC level 3 qualification in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or General Engineering.
· Other related level 3 qualifications such as an Access to Higher Education diploma awarded by an approved Further Education institution.
· GCSE grades A* to C (9 to 4 or equivalent) in Maths and English, or equivalent.
· Related work experience.
· An international equivalent of the above.

Don't quite reach the entry criteria? You can still do this course on completion of our Access to Higher Education course.

Additional Costs and Information

The cost of this programme is £3,250 per year.

You may be required to purchase relevant textbooks as recommended by individual lecturers.

For some trips or visits, there may be additional charges that apply which you will be made aware of when and if appropriate.

There are a number of resources which are recommended for the course, please contact for more information.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that the college is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

A HND General Engineering satisfies the current academic requirements for registration for Incorporated Engineer (IEng). You may be able to apply for a top-up year or a relevant level 6 qualification. You may also progress into industry employment.

Meet your lecturer

Mark Holbourn,
Programme Lead, HNC & HND Engineering

Mark is a highly-skilled and experienced engineer and is the Programme Lead for the College’s degree-level courses in this sector – HNC and HND Engineering (Electronic / Electrical), HNC and HND Engineering (General) and HNC and HND Engineering (Manufacturing).

Mark serves as Deputy Head of Department for Engineering having joined the College in January 2020. He is responsible for planning and quality control of all engineering courses at the Chippenham campus as well as supporting the development of new courses and the engineering provision at the Salisbury campus.

Mark has worked in education for close to two decades. Before that, he spent 16 years working in industry as an engineer. Read more...

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