Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering – September…

Funding information: Student Finance HE Loan available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Part-time Day

Course Overview

The HN Engineering course has been designed to enable direct progression to a full honours degree course upon successful completion. You will have the opportunity to investigate Engineering design, management and advanced electrical fault finding.

You can opt to pursue a specialist pathway in mechanical, electrical/electronic or general engineering for the certificate and the diploma part of the qualification. The HN is split into two elements – the certificate and the diploma.

Course Content

Modules will include;

  • Unit 1 – Engineering Design
  • Unit 2 – Engineering Mathematics
  • Unit 3 – Engineering Science
  • Unit 4 – Managing a Professional Engineering Project
  • Unit 12 – Engineering Management
  • Unit 19 – Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Unit 31 – Electrical Systems and Fault Finding
  • Unit 79 – CAD for Engineering

Entry Requirements

A Level 3 Engineering qualification that is either BTEC or EAL where you have completed electrical principles, Engineering Science and Engineering maths units. English and maths (grade C/4 or above at GCSE or Level 2 equivalent). Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered.

Assessment Methods

  • Assignments and Projects.


Successful completion of the HNC in Engineering can lead to a wide range of roles such as Electrical engineer, Maintenance engineer. You could also choose to study an extra year to ‘top-up’ your qualification by completing a level 5 HND or progress onto a degree programme.