Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher Nationals Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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This Higher National qualification in Electrical and Electronic Engineering has been developed to ensure
students who successfully complete the programme graduate as professional, self-reflecting individuals
who are able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving engineering sector and adapt to a
constantly changing world. Highly respected by employers nationwide, the HNC brings together a range
of engineering elements, providing those who complete the HNC with a range of opportunities for career
progression, as well as enhancing and widening access to higher level study.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement: 

Grade 12 Highschool Certificate with Pass Grade or Level 3 Vocational qualification in the relevant field.

English Language Requirement:

Non-native English speakers who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • PTE Academic 51, or

IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5)

Study Plan

  • Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Higher National Diploma (HND) = 960 hours 
  • Qualification credit value of 240 credits of which 120 credits are at Level 5, and 120 credits are at Level 4
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT) Higher National Diploma (HND) = 2,400 hours 
  • There is a required mix of core, specialist, and optional units.
Year 1Year 2
Core Unit: Engineering DesignCore Unit: Research Project
Core Unit: Engineering MathCore Unit: Professional Engineering Management
Core Unit: Engineering ScienceSpecialist Unit: Further Mathematics
Core Unit: Managing a professional Engineering project Specialist Unit: Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
Optional Unit: Electrical and Electronic Principles Optional: Industrial systems
Optional Unit: Electrical Systems and Fault FindingOptional Unit: Further Electrical Machines and Drives
Optional Unit: Instrumentation and control systemsOptional Unit: Further Control Systems Engineering
Optional Unit: Renewable Energy


Engineering Diploma Program

Career Opportunities

By the end of this program the learners will be able to work as:
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Control and Instrumentation Technician
  • Electrical Control Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Distribution Designer Technician
  • Electrical Project Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Design Engineering Technician
  • Electrical/Electronic Technician
  • Electrical/Electronic Installation Technician
  • Electrical/ Electronic Test Technician
  • Energy Technician
  • Entrepreneur
  • Field Service Engineering Technician
  • Maintenance Engineering Technician
  • Service Engineering Technician  
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