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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Course Code: UX2791

Level: 4
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Higher National Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years
When you'll study: Mondays, 9.00am - 6.15pm

About the course

Full Fee

Part-time £5,550 (£3,700 year one, £1,850 year two)


This HNC is especially suitable for those in full-time employment in the electrical and electronic engineering industry. It is designed to provide you with the sound principles required in electrical and electronic engineering. We will take your natural talents in creative thinking, design and technical know-how and put them to work on a range of projects. As an engineer, you will work at the cutting edge of technology, transforming today’s ideas into tomorrow’s reality.

What you'll learn

The course includes the following subjects:

Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits
  • Project Design and Business Management

Year 2

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Microprocessor Systems and High-level Programming
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including science and maths, and one or more of the following:

  • 48 UCAS tariff points
  • a BTEC National Award in a related subject
  • an Advanced Apprenticeship
  • an NVQ Level 3 in a related subject.
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience
  • T Level pass in an appropriate subject area

If you have not studied maths at level 3, you will be required to attend a bridging unit prior to the start of the course.

Should the entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.


Assessments will be through a mixture of coursework and examinations.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: UX2791

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £3700

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Andy Barkes

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