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Electrical and Electronic/Mechanical Engineering HNC/HND

West Nottinghamshire College

HNC (Higher National Certificate) , Mechanical Engineering

Course Description

HNC/HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering Overview Highly regarded by employers, these vocational qualifications will offer you practical experience in the typical engineering tasks and requirements of engineering professionals. Description Electrical and electronic engineering are closely related areas that serve an important role in our everyday lives and in the function of engineering businesses. The electrical and electronic course will develop your working knowledge of how electricity is used to process and store information, the control and transmission of motors and generators and business management techniques in the engineering industry. If you are undertaking further professional development, or wish to pursue a career in electrical engineering, then these courses will suit your needs. How long is the course? Two years full-time or up to three years part-time. Full-time students will have two days in College, and one study day per week. Part-time students will attend by day release or alternatively evening classes. How will I be assessed? Assessment methods are varied and may include written reports, presentations, case studies, individual/group projects and reflective statements. Where units are work-related, assessment will relate to your own organisation and/or vocational setting. What will I study? HNC UNITS o Business Management Techniques o Engineering Science o Analytical Methods for Engineers o Electronics o Electrical and Electronic Principles o Engineering Design o Project o Programmable Logic Controllers o Electrical Power o Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits Options offered as supplements to gain the HND qualification include: o Further Analytical Methods for Engineers o Health and Safety Risk Assessment o Industrial Plant Services o Further Electrical Principles o Electronic Computer Aided Design o Industrial Engineering What does the course lead to? This course will provide you with knowledge, understanding and professional skills you can take into your career or current role. You can expect to move on in your vocational field into senior level roles upon completion. What can I go on to study? On successful completion of the HND programme you have the opportunity to complete a one year top-up award to gain a BSc (Hons) or a B Eng Degree at an appropriate university. Engineering students may wish to apply for membership of professional institutes or bodies such as the IEEIE or I.ENG after completing their programme. Other related courses at the college HNC/HND Mechanical Engineering How much does it cost? Course fees are payable for each year of all university level courses. To identify your course fees and the financial support available to you, please see the HE section of the website or contact a member of the HE Team at the College. Please contact a member of the HE team for 2010/11 fee information. Entry Requirements All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss qualifications, experience and any other related issues. To study this course, you will be expected to have at least one of the following: o Full A Level and three GCSEs at grade C o NVQ Level 3 in a related subject o BTEC National Certificate/Diploma at Grade MP in a related subject o Other relevant Level 3 qualification If you have relevant work experience rather than qualifications, we will take this into consideration at the interview. However, literacy and numeracy at Level 2 is an essential requirement.

HNC/HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering Overview Highly regarded by employers, these vocational qualifications will offer you practical experience in the typical engineering tasks and requirements of engineering professionals. Description Electrical and electronic engineering are closely related areas that serve an important role in our everyday lives and in the function of engineering...

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