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In this one-year course, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the engineering sector by studying level 5 units. This year has 5 mandatory units out of which two are core units and three are specialist units. In addition to mandatory units, there are two additional specialist units. All units have 15 credit value except research project which has 30 credit value.

Core Units (Mandatory):

  • Research Project
  • Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set)

    Specialist Units (Mandatory):
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
  • Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles

    Additional Specialist Units:
  • Embedded Systems
  • Analogue Electronic Systems
  • Entry requirements

    Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

  • Who is the course for?

    This one-year course is suitable for young/mature adults seeing to reskill/upskill in the engineering sector.

  • Study methods

    Mixture of theory by lectures/teaching, practical demonstrations, workshops, tutorials, virtual learning environments, guest speakers and field trips with 15 contact hours per week over 32 weeks during academic year. Student are expected to complete approximately 90 hours per unit for each 15 credit unit of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments) and unsupervised form of learning (e.g. e-learning, e-assessment, coursework, work-based learning, etc.).

  • How is the course assessed?

    Assessment is through a series of time-constrained written assignments which involve design projects, practical, simulation, posters, logbooks and presentations.

  • More information

    Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on

    • Assessment and grading
    • College rules and resources
    • Student support and representation.

      UCAS code: H600

      Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students.

      For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2024-25 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HRUC (and HCUC as we were known before Jan 2023) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit for more information.
  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the Engineering sector. Previous students have successfully gained employment in the following roles: Engineering design and development, product development, project engineering, installation and commissioning, maintenance engineer, technical sales, customer liaison, technician, lecturers, etc.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Our previous students have progressed onto the second/final year of a relevant degree course at the following universities:

    • Hertfordshire University
    • Middlesex University
    • Greenwich University
    • University of Westminster
    • London Metropolitan University
    • London South Bank University
    • Anglia Ruskin University
    • West London University
    • East London University
    • Nottingham University
    • Brunel University
    • Surrey University
    • Leeds University
  • Fees
    • Home student fee: £6,000

    • International student fee: £8,500. There is also a registration fee for international students. This is between £115-25.

      The fees quoted are for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration.

      Fees will be no higher than those published, subject to an Access and Participation Plan being approved by the Office for Students.

      Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Harrow, Richmond and Uxbridge Colleges (HRUC) does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government.

      For information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College please contact the Careers Team on 01895 853333.

      If you are unsure about your status, please contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students.
  • How to apply

    To apply for a course either click the APPLY NOW button - fill out the form online and submit

    OR download an application form here and post it to the address on the form.
    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Sep 2024

Starts 30 September 2024

Duration 32 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Monday-Friday
09:00 - 17:00

About this course

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