Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (QCF)

Provided by BMC International College

Course introduction


The Higher National Diploma (HND) 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 HND 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 or final year of a honours degree in Electrical/Electronic/Computer Engineering.

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.

About Pearson Education (UK)
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma is directly awarded by Pearson Education, UK.
  • Pearson Education is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. They believe education is for everyone, and they provide the tools for people to learn: whatever their age, wherever they are, in whatever fashion they choose. Pearson qualifications and resources ensure that students develop their skills and knowledge to the full, and are equipped to contribute positively in their chosen learning pathways and careers all over the world.
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Admission Requirements

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 5 Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a qualification with a minimum of 240 credits which must contain a minimum of 65 credits at level 4 and a minimum of 125 credits at level 5. The modules, levels and credit values of the programme satisfying the above requirements are given below:
1 Analytical Methods for Engineers 4 15
2 Engineering Science 4 15
3 Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation 5 20
4 Electrical and Electronic Principles 5 15
5 Business Improvement Techniques 5 15
6 Engineering Design 5 15
7 Electrical, electronic and Digital Principles 5 15
8 Electronic Principles 5 15
9 Microprocessor Systems 4 15
10 Electrical Power 4 15
11 Applications of Power Electronics 4 15
12 Programmable Logic Controllers 4 15
13 Combinational and Sequential Logic 4 15
14 Further Electrical Power 5 15
15 Management of Projects 4 15
16  Advanced AMthematics for Engineering 5 15
Total credits 245

Module Synopsis

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. Business Improvement Techniques
  • Apply the principles of lead-time analysis by creating a lead-time profile, frequency diagram and by using a cause and effect diagram
  • Use techniques in set-up reduction and prepare an improved standard operating procedure
  • Understand the benefits of total productive maintenance (TPM) techniques
  • Understand optimised production technology (OPT)

6. Engineering Design
  • Prepare a design specification to meet customer requirements
  • Analyse and evaluate possible design solutions and prepare a final design report
  • Understand how computer-based technology is used in the engineering design process

7. Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles
  • Apply complex notation in the analysis of single phase circuits
  • Apply circuit theory to the solution of circuit problems
  • Understand the operation of electronic amplifier circuits used in electro-mechanical systems
  • Design and test digital electronic circuits used in electro-mechanical systems

8. 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

9. Microprocessor Systems
  • Understand microprocessor-based systems
  • Design software, write and test programs for a microprocessor-based system
  • Design and build programmable interface devices

10. 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

11. Applications of Power Electronics
  • Understand common configurations for controlled and uncontrolled rectification
  • Understand the methods used for AC motor control
  • Understand the methods used for DC motor control
  • Understand other applications of power electronics

12. Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Understand the design and operational characteristics of a PLC system
  • Understand PLC information and communication techniques
  • Apply programmable logic programming techniques
  • Understand alternative implementations of programmable control

13. Combinational and Sequential Logic
  • Design and build circuits using combinational logic
  • Design and build circuits using sequential logic
  • Design and evaluate a digital system

14. Further Electrical Power
  • Understand the construction and properties of overhead lines and cables
  • Understand symmetrical faults and protection schemes
  • Analyse power system transients
  • Understand the synchronising and control of synchronous machines

15. Management of Projects
  • Understand the principles of project management
  • Plan a project in terms of organisation and people
  • Manage project processes and procedures

16. Advanced Mathematics for Engineering
  • Analyse and model engineering situations and solve engineering problems using series and numerical methods for the solution of ordinary differential equations
  • Analyse and model engineering situations and solve engineering problems using Laplace transforms
  • Analyse and model engineering situations and solve engineering problems using Fourier series
  • Analyse and model engineering situations and solve engineering problems using partial differential equations

Method of Delivery

Day/evening classes taught by lectures with academic and industry experience

Local 18 Months 24 Months
International 18 Months N.A.

Award Criteria

Student must pass all the 16 modules to be awarded with the HND 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 Higher National Diploma assessments are assignment based and not on exams. Assignment is a formal listing of tasks within a vocational context. The assessments will be at unit level. The overall grade for the Diploma is based on the learner's best performance in units at the level 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:
Points Range Grade
0 - 74 Pass P
75 - 149 Merit M
150 Distinction D

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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