To enrol on the HND you must have completed a relevant Higher National Certificate (HNC). HND in Electrical Engineering is designed to enable progression from HNC Engineering providing a nationally recognised award at level 5 for mechanical technicians who are employed at a professional level. The course will also provide opportunities for learners to develop higher level skills and a range of techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life, enabling application for professional recognition as an Incorporated Engineer. The units studied have been selected in association with local employers in a variety of industries, aiming to satisfy their future needs. The qualification aims to develop knowledge and skills in engineering that will allow graduates to make positive contributions to employers as fast as possible and so progress in a career. Successful completion will also enable entry to the level 6 progression route BEng (Hons) Engineering degree (1 year full-time or two years part-time) at University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College or entry to level 6 of Engineering related degrees at other UK higher Education institutions. Assessment uses a variety of methods, including reports, assignments and presentations, where practical these are electronically submitted.
The Department has access to Autocad 2016, Inventor 2016 and Solidworks, electronic simulation uses Multisim version 14 in either of our 5 technical suites with at least 20 seats. The Faculty has several dedicated electronics laboratories and a machine shop.
Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.
The HND course consists of eight units that would normally include:
Electronic and electrical engineers are highly employable and can find work in many areas, including the electronics, automotive, IT, telecoms, manufacturing, power, transport, utilities and construction industries.
Successful completion of a relevant HNC.
IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.
Days & times
Starting September 2019