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higher-education
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engineering

Course Type: Higher Education

Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electrical Engineering

  • Course Code ACE0132
  • Day Weekdays
  • Time TBC
  • Start Date 10th September 2018
  • Fee £2,750
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Skills Academy - Automotive

This course is ideal if you’d like to pursue a career as an Electrical Engineer or progress onto a degree course at university. You will develop your skills and knowledge in electrical engineering covering key areas such as engineering science and electrical and electronic principles.

This hands on course is taught at our world class Skills Academy for Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing and Logistics campus at Team Valley, where you’ll benefit from learning in our outstanding electrical and electronics workshops.

What will I study?

The course covers a range of subjects relating to engineering with emphasis on workplace application.

Year 1:

  • Analytical methods for engineers (maths)                                                    
  • Engineering science
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Programmable logic controllers

Year 2:

  • Combinational and sequential logic
  • Quality assurance and management
  • Project design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Electrical power

Times & Days

This part time course is run over two evenings per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5.30-9pm for two years.

Please note: Whilst every effort is made to run all advertised programmes, this programme will run subject to learner recruitment numbers.

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

An interview is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

An appropriate level 3 qualification

Experience as an Electrical Engineer is ideal.

Ideally you should have completed an apprenticeship in the profession and hold the required GCSEs to include English and maths at grades A* - C or equivalent qualifications.

Mature students may be offered a place without these qualifications, depending on a satisfactory interview.

Required experience

Ideally you should have completed an apprenticeship in the profession and hold the required GCSEs to include English and maths at grades A* - C or equivalent qualifications.

There are loans available that you can apply for to help cover the costs of course fees or living costs (if studying full time).

For more information or advice, contact our Student Finance Officer on 0191 490 2325 or email grace.harrison@gateshead.ac.uk

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