Electrical and Electronic Engineering (120 credits)

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Qualification type: Higher National Diploma (HND)
Level: Level 5
Awarding body TU
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018
Duration 2 years
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

This course provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is an award from Teesside University.

You will have already completed the HNC programme. This course is for those learners who would like to work as technicians or technical engineers in electrical and electronics design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding. The course builds upon the foundation modules within the HNC. The programme aims to develop the management skills for a higher technician to complement the specialist academic study.

Course subject to viable numbers.

 This course is currently being updated and some module elements may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

A HNC programme in an appropriate engineering discipline. This course requires you to fill out an application form, and you must speak to the tutor prior to enrolment.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please complete the Teesside University Online Application Form. Once your application has been received you will receive an acknowledgement from Teesside University. Following this you will be contacted by either the course tutor or the Admissions Department at Darlington College with regards an interview.

Studying and learning

This course is delivered using a combination of practical sessions, lectures and tutorials. You will be required to complement your college based learning with self-study. The course requires you to complete the study of 8 modules for the award of Higher National Diploma. Industry standard software will be used for programming applications. Electronic resources will be available on LearningZone.

Top up from HNC to HND requires the study of 6 modules. Indicative modules are identified in the following list:

  • Measurement and testing
  • Advanced mathematics for engineering
  • Business improvement techniques
  • Project management
  • Work-based learning
  • Quality assurance and management
How will I be assessed

A range of integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests are planned throughout the year. All units are assessed and graded, either internally or externally.

What next

Upon completing the HND, you can progress onto Teesside University's final year of the full time BEng Tech Degree in your chosen discipline. Also entry onto the second year full time B Eng (Hons) Degree in a chosen field.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

This course is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Darlington College.

Course fee is paid directly to Teesside. Full details of course fees are available from Teesside University. The finance department can be reached on 01642 342172.

All fees are per year.

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your course. Study now, pay when you are earning. See www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk
for more details.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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