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HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering

The HNC Electrical / Electronic Engineering allows you to gain the required skills in order for you to work towards becoming a professional engineer. It will develop skills and knowledge that will allow you to bring together engineering elements in project-based assignments related to the needs of the engineering sector.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in September. You will be required to study on one extended day per week (typically from 9.00am to 8.00pm) for two years.

What will I study?

During this course you will develop a broad-based knowledge of analogue and digital circuits, electrical principles, electrical power and programmable logic controllers. You will also develop an understanding of different organisations and managing change.

You will complete a realistic technological project utilising the skills and knowledge from the course as well as some planning tools and techniques to manage the project effectively.

You will study following the units:

  • Maths
  • Science
  • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Design for Manufacture
  • PLC
  • Electronics
  • Electrical Power
  • Business Management Techniques
  • Analogue and digital

This course is delivered at the newly refurbished STEM Centre, Technology Campus which has recently received significant investment.

How is it assessed?

All units are assessed by a combination of assignments including progress tests, laboratory work, classwork, case studies and formal end of session written examinations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should hold an Engineering National Certificate/Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or possess an equivalent qualification.

What are the course fees?

For 2017 entry, tuition fees for part-time study on this undergraduate qualification are £2400 per annum.

Subject to eligibility, students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to students joining this course in academic year 2017/18, together with details of how to apply can be found on our finance page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

The HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering recognised by employers and enhances promotion prospects in supervisory, junior and middle management positions within the industry.

You could also choose to progress onto the HND in Electrical / Electronic Engineering at University Centre St Helens.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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Why study Engineering with us?


Excellent facilities and workshops at a purpose built technology centre, which reflect real, working environment.


You will be taught by highly qualified staff with industry experience.

Breadth of courses

We have a range of courses in a variety of engineering disciplines at all levels.

Industry links

We have links with international companies and organisations.

Employment opportunities

Engineering and technology are areas that continue to be in demand.


With the skills and experience gained from our courses and the support from tutors, many of students have successfully secured a variety of engineering positions.