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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 October 2023, subject to validation. All students will be registered by London Metropolitan University.

All Higher Education courses taught in partnership with London Metropolitan University undergo a rigorous process of approval before students can enrol. The partnership and courses are currently going through the approval / validation process. Partnership and course approval / validation involves external subject experts and academic staff from across the University and Waltham Forest College. Courses are reviewed and revalidated every three to five years. For further information regarding the approval status of this course please contact myfuture@waltham.ac.uk.

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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