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This course is designed for 19+ adults.

The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Engineering qualification will allow you to work as a technician or technician engineer in electrical and electronics design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding.

This is a 2-year course.

*This course will run from January 2023, subject to validation.

Year one of this course is the equivalent to a HNC, covering the Level 4 modules needed to work towards the HND.

On completion of the Higher National Certificate in Engineering, learners can continue their studies into the Higher National Diploma qualification:

  • The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study.

On successful completion of the Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the engineering sector through:

  • Entering employment
  • Continuing existing employment
  • Linking with the appropriate professional body
  • Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates (if appropriate)
  • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Continue their studies by completing a degree in engineering through the London Metropolitan University.

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • GCSE English and maths at grades A* (9) to C (4) or equivalent is strongly recommended.
  • You must have a Level 3 qualification such as BTEC Level 3 Diploma, Access to HE Diploma, or A-Levels in a related subject.
  • Related work experience

If you have international qualifications, you must:

  • Hold the equivalent of the above Level 3 qualifications.
    Satisfy the minimum English requirement: Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2; PTE Academic 51, or IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5).
  • You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications and provide a statement ahead of your interview.

Registrations will be made by London Metropolitan University.

This course consists of the following modules:

Year 1:

  • Engineering design
  • Engineering maths
  • Engineering science
  • Managing an engineering project
  • Electrical principles
  • Electrical systems and fault finding
  • Electronic circuits and devices
  • Renewable energy

Year 2:

  • Research project
  • Engineering management
  • Further mathematics
  • Electronic storage
  • Industrial systems
  • Sustainability
  • Electronic principles

You will be assessed via:

  • Practical assessments
  • Data analysis
  • Case studies
  • Examinations
  • Both open and closed book
  • Reflective activities
  • Written reports
  • Presentations

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