Electrical and Electronic Engineering (HNC)

the United Kingdom

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How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

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About Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University of Portsmouth


Do you want to develop your Electrical and Electronic Engineering knowledge and skills?

On this HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering course, you'll get to grips with the fundamentals of engineering sciences and management and learn how you can apply your skills in the workplace.

You'll learn from engineering experts and study at the Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM) at Isle of Wight College. This brand new, £12 million facility, is packed with the latest tools, equipment and resources.

You can study full time over 1 year, or part time over 2 years on day release from your job.

When you finish the course, you'll have new skills, knowledge and professional experience in electrical and electronic engineering, backed up by a Higher National Certificate that could help you land your dream job or progress in your career. You could also continue your studies, for example, by topping up your HNC to an HND.

The course takes place at the Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM) at Isle of Wight College.

While studying at CECAMM, you can access our student support services and community including study support, the Students’ Union and our library's online resources.

What you’ll experience

  • Study in the brand new, £12 million CECAMM at Isle of Wight College
  • Build knowledge in subject areas including analytical methods, engineering science, electrical and electronic principles, electronic measurement and testing, digital and analogues electronics, and combinational and sequential logic
  • Learn from engineering experts in seminars, lectures and group sessions
  • Work on an individual project and put your knowledge into practice to demonstrate what you’ve learnt
  • Put what you learn to work in your job straightaway, if you study part time on day release from your job
  • Have the option to continue your studies and top-up your HNC to a Higher National Diploma (HND) when you complete the course

Module Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

You'll study modules worth a total of 120 credits.

Core modules in this year include:

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers – 15 credits
  • Combination and Sequential Logic – 15 credits
  • Digital and Analogue Devices And Circuits – 10 credits
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurement And Testing – 15 credits
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles – 15 credits
  • Engineering Science – 15 credits
  • Management of Projects – 15 credits
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation – 20 credits

There are no optional modules in this year.

You'll need to do around 120 hours of self-directed learning for each module.

Programme Assessment

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • group discussions

You'll be assessed through:

  • coursework
  • exams
  • individual and group projects

You'll have the opportunity to practise your skills informally before you're assessed. If you're studying on day release from your job, you can apply what you learn straightaway in the workplace.

Student Destinations

Our Careers and Employability service can help you with career planning and you'll get access industry contacts, careers events and recruitment fairs during the course.

After you finish the course, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Areas you could work in include:

  • defence electronics
  • robotics
  • broadcasting
  • telecommunications
  • advanced product manufacturing

Job roles you could work in include:

  • electronics engineer
  • product design engineer
  • aerospace engineer
  • application engineer

You can also continue your studies by doing an HND or Bachelor's degree.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardHNCHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
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Entry requirements

  • 48 points to include a minimum of 1 A level, a BTEC qualification in a relevant engineering discipline, or equivalent. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience will be considered. All applicants will need to attend an interview.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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