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University Centre West Kent

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Including Maths or Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

in Engineering

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Part-time | 2019

This programme provides study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills for career progression or further study at degree level. The programme is aimed at students who wish to work as technicians or technician engineers in design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding. It has been developed in consultation with local industry, and combines theory and practical work with a focus on industrial applications.

The qualification has been designed to meet the growing demand for engineers equipped with a modern skills set and who have work-related and technical knowledge that encompasses the engineering functions of design, manufacture and maintenance.

The HNC qualification is at level 4 of the UK qualification framework and is equivalent to the first year of a degree programme.

The programme is aimed at students who wish to enhance their promotion prospects in the engineering sector, specifically the field of electrical and electronic engineering. You will study in an exciting learning environment and receive strong support from staff throughout your studies. Location You will study at our Ashford campus, which has excellent rail links to the City of London and to the Ashford International railway station and Eurolink. How you learn We deliver innovative ways to learn and traditional teaching is supported by online resources within a virtual learning environment. Teaching staff Our staff maintain excellent professional contacts and are committed to supporting the learning of each student.

The programme consists of eight modules, each weighted at 15 credits (unless otherwise indicated). Year 1: - Analytical Methods for Engineers - Engineering Science - Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles Year 2: - Electrical and Electronic Principles - Materials Engineering - Advanced Computer-aided Design Techniques - Combinational and Sequential Logic The following module spans both years of the programme: - Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (20 credits) Students must successfully pass all modules to achieve the qualification.

Applicants should hold one of the following on entry: - Two A Levels at grades CC or above, including one in a relevant subject (e.g. Maths or a Science subject) - A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject at grade MPP or above - A BTEC Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject at grade MM or above Equivalent qualifications will also be considered. In addition, applicants must be employed in a relevant position in the engineering sector on entry to the programme. Mature applicants (those aged 21 or over at the start of the course) who do not hold one of these qualifications but who possess a suitable level of relevant industry experience and/or qualifications are welcomed and will be considered on an individual basis.

Successful completion of the programme will enhance your employment prospects in the industry; the HNC is a highly regarded industry qualification and the blend of theory and practical skills gained by students is valued by employers. Starting salaries for graduate engineers can be as high as £29,000 p.a., increasing to £65,000+ p.a. when a senior level is reached (prospects.ac.uk, 2015). Typical career paths include design engineer or management positions in service, installation, commissioning and manufacturing. You will be encouraged to pursue further study after completing your studies with the College. The HNC qualification can be converted to a Level 5 HND, normally with a further year of part-time study. The qualification may also be accepted for direct entry to the second year of a full degree (subject to the entrance criteria of the teaching university or college).

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