The Pearson BTEC level 4 HNC Diploma Programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is strongly vocational and forms a solid basis in Electrical and Electronic Engineering fundamentals. It aims to produce high quality, creative technicians and engineers.
BTEC HNC qualifications are widely welcomed by the employers, recognized by many international professional bodies and having access to UK and other universities to enter into the second year of an honours degree in Electrical/Electronic/Computer Engineering subject to the respective universities’ discretion.
Successful BTEC Higher National graduates:
- Have the ability to progress into suitable employment in the work place.
- Can gain accreditation and valuable continuing professional development when in employment.
- Are able to gain exemptions and progress onto Honours degree programmes in relevant subjects.
- Are able to apply for membership of professional bodies.
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- Candidate who is at least 18 years of age with GCE A-Level or other equivalent qualifications; OR
- Level 3 or equivalent qualifications; OR
- Mature students (at least 21 years of age with GCE N/O-Level or its equivalent qualifications with suitable industrial/commercial experience).
Course Outline & Programme Structure:
The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits which must contain a minimum of 65 credits at level 4. The modules, levels and credit values are given below:
||Analytical Methods for Engineers
||Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
||Electrical and Electronic Principles
||Combinational and Sequential Logic
1. Analytical Methods for Engineers
- Analyse and model engineering situations and solve problems using algebraic methods
- Analyse and model engineering situations and solve problems using trigonometric methods
- Analyse and model engineering situations and solve problems using calculus
- Analyse and model engineering situations and solve problems using statistics and probability
2. Engineering Science
- Determine the behavioural characteristics of elements of static engineering systems
- Determine the behavioural characteristics of elements of dynamic engineering systems
- Apply DC theory to solve electrical and electronic engineering problems
- Apply single phase AC theory to solve electrical and electronic engineering problems
3. Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
- Formulate a project
- Implement the project within agreed procedures and to specification
- Evaluate the project outcomes
- Present the project outcomes
4. Electrical and Electronics Principles
- Apply electrical and electronic circuit theory
- Apply two-port network models
- Understand the use of complex waves
- Apply transients in R-L-C circuits
5. Electronic Principles
- Apply testing procedures for semiconductor devices and circuits
- Understand the characteristics and operation of amplifier circuits
- Understand the types and effects of feedback on circuit performance
- Understand the operation and applications of sine wave oscillators
6. Microprocessor Systems
- Understand microprocessor-based systems
- Design software, write and test programs for a microprocessor-based system
- Design and build programmable interface devices
7. Electrical Power
- Analyse three-phase systems
- Understand the sources and effects of harmonics in power systems
- Understand methods of power distribution
- Understand the economics of components, power systems and alternative energy
8. Combinational and Sequential Logic
- Design and build circuits using combinational logic
- Design and build circuits using sequential logic
- Design and evaluate a digital system
Method of Delivery
Day/evening classes taught by lecturers with academic and industry experience
Student must pass all the 8 modules to be awarded with the Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Students must satisfy the minimum attendance requirements - 75% for Part-Time students and 90% for Full-time (both local and international) students - in all the modules for the award of Certificate of Attendance (COA).
Assessment & Grading System
BTEC LEVEL 4 HNC Diploma assessments are assignment-based. Assignment is a formal listing of tasks within a vocational context. The assessments will be at unit (module level). The overall grade for the Diploma is based on the learner's best performance in units at the level 4 or 5 to the value of 75 credits. Each Unit is graded as a Pass ('0' credit point), Merit ('1' credit point) or Distinction ('2' credit point).
Points scored = (credits achieved at pass grade) * 0 + (credits achieved at Merit grade) * 1+ (credits achieved at Distinction grade) * 2
Overall grade for the Higher National Diploma is awarded based on the table below:
|0 - 74
|75 - 149
Expected date of release of Assessment result
Assessment results will be available to the students within 3 months upon completion of the last assessment for that assessment cycle. Appeal (if any) on assessment results must be lodged within 7 days after the release of assessment results.
Fees & Funding
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