The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Electrical/Electronic Engineering is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the Mechanical Engineering sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in engineering. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the Mechanical Engineering sector, BTEC Higher Nationals give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.
64 UCAS points at A Level in relevant subject(s)
BTEC Level 3 qualification in relevant subject merit profile(2 years)
4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading) which must include Maths and English.
An Access to Higher Education Diploma in relevant area
Other related Level 3 qualifications
Related work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications
* Accreditation of prior experience and Learning (APEL/APL) may be considered
* A maths bridging course may be available for suitable candidates with industrial experience but do not have the appropriate formal maths qualification.
The ability to demonstrate successful communication skills, team working, problem solving and critical reflection on your own performance will be assessed throughout the programme through a variety of assignments. Assessments methods may include: case studies, research interviews, observations of practice, oral presentations, critiques of materials as well as essays. All assignments are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Facilities for PCB production, circuit building, circuit testing and fault finding.
Specialist PLC programming facilities.
Modern computer systems available within resource areas including off-site access.
A range of specialist software packages including Electronic Circuit Design and Analysis.
The course involves a significant amount of theory and analytical work. Therefore, strong mathematic skills are required which are further developed throughout the programme.
Course Potential Careers
Part-time over 2 years from September July
Hours Per Week
Top up requirements are considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the College for details.
Units studied include:-
01 - Engineering Design
02 - Engineering Maths
03 - Engineering Science
04 - Managing a Professional Project
19 - Electrical & Electronic Principles
Plus 3 specialist units, which may include:-
15 - Automation, Robotics & PLCs
32 - CAD for maintenance engineers
31 Electrical Systems & fault findings
Extensive use is made of computer modelling and simulation techniques and an emphasis is put on practical applications throughout.