The course is aimed at those wishing to obtain a Higher Engineering Technician qualification. The HNC course consists of a minimum of 5 H units at level H1 and 5 at level H2, whilst the HND consists of a minimum of 16 H units, 8 at level H1 and 8 at level H2 . Once these units have been obtained an EDEXCEL Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering can be awarded.
A levels in appropriate subjects, or a National Certificate/Diploma in Engineering. Mature students with no formal Qualifications may be accepted with the divisions approval.
Two years part time, 9 hours per week.
Units to be arranged by the College.
Year 1 Core Units:
> Level Value Business and Management Techniques H 1
> Electrical and Electronic principles H2
> Engineering Science H 1
> Analytical Methods for Engineers H 1
> Project H 2
Year 2 (options):
> Instrumentation and Control H1 Utilisation of Electrical Energy H 1
> Engineering Design H 2
> Programmable Logic Controllers H 1
> Quality Assurance & Management H 2
> Electronics H 2 The above units are for the HNC.
An additional 5 optional units will be presented for the HND. These will be determined during summer of 2007.
The course uses a student centred learning approach in which care is taken to relate theoretical principles to practical engineering application.
Each unit is assessed using a variety of assessment methods; e.g. assignments (written/practical) unit phase tests and unit end tests. Assessment is College based but is monitored by EDEXCEL External Verifiers.
Many universities accept the HNC qualification as exemption from the first year of a degree course and an HND as exemption from the first 2 years of a degree course.
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Last updated on 22/09/2010