HNC Diploma in Electrical Engineering
||11th September 2012
Year 1: £2,600.00
Year 2: £2,600.00
||Skills Academy - Automotive
An interview is required.
This course will develop your range of skills and knowledge in electrical and mechanical engineering in order to improve your employability and potential for career progression. The two year course will provide a foundation for a professional career in engineering. The programme is validated by the University of Sunderland and will be delivered at Gateshead College’s state-of-the-art Skills Academy for Autotmotive, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics.
You'll need experience working as an electrical engineer and hold qualifications at Level 3 such as A Levels, an NVQ or BTEC Diploma.
The course covers a range of subjects relating to engineering with emphasis on workplace application.
- Analytical methods (maths).
- Engineering science.
- Electrical and electronic principles.
- Final unit TBC
- Project management
- Quality assurance and management
- Electrical power
- Final unit TBC
The course is run two evenings per week for two years (Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-9pm) and will be delivered at our Skills Academy for Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics on the Team Valley.
Successful completion of this internationally recognised qualification will allow you to make an immediate impact in your employment, improve your career prospects and prepare you for a course at university.
Progression to university courses vary by institution and you should check the entry requirements for any course you plan to take after an HNC.
The place of study
Skills Academy for Automotive, Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics. Based at Team Valley, our purpose built £5.5million centre is a business led environment and features industry standard equipment including lathes, millers, grinders, fabrication and welding workshops, electronics laboratory, pneumatics, PLCs, and ICT suites with industry standard engineering simulation software packages, including MultiSim, Autocad & Inventor
How to apply
Call us on 0191 490 2246 for more information or apply online.
How will I be assessed?
This award is assessed by assignments, case studies, reports, presentations and some final exams.
How will I be taught?
Delivery will consist of a combination of theoretical and practical activities which will allow you to consolidate and apply your knowledge in real life working scenarios
Lessons will consist of group and individual work, there will be a mixture of teacher and student led sessions, with work delivered in a variety of ways including lectures, discussions and presentations. Most of the learning for the Diploma is done by you in your own time; this helps you to become an independent learner before the start of your degree study. You will have mandatory classroom sessions for every subject and your lecturer will facilitate your lessons in different ways depending on the subject.