HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Our HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering will teach you core engineering principles and demonstrate how the knowledge you gain can be used effectively in the workplace. The HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering is designed to refine your skills, and is ideal for engineers working in electronic design, power engineering, manufacture and maintenance.

The HND takes three years to complete part-time. The course length will vary depending on your existing qualifications, for example, HNC graduates progress straight to the final stages of the course. On successful completion of the HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you could progress onto our BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering ‘top up’ course.

UCAS Code Study Mode
2017
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
N/A Part-time 3 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
N/A Part-time 3 Years September Treforest A

Year One

  • Electronics 1
  • Electrical Technology
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Design of Electrical Installations
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • C programming for Electronic Hardware Applications

Year Two

  • Electronics and Power Electronics
  • HND Group Project
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Power and Machines
  • Energy Storage and Distribution
  • Business and Safety (with mechanical)
  • Signals and Digital Communications

Teaching

The HND lectrical and Electronic Engineering course is delivered through a range of lectures, tutorials and practical workshops. You will be required to attend the university one day a week.

Assessment

Assessment methods include assignments, coursework and class tests, as well as preparing and delivering presentations to develop your communication skills.

Facilities

Our industry-standard facilities help you make the transition from the classroom into an employment setting. We have three suites that include an embedded systems lab, general electronics lab, and power and renewable energy lab.

Our embedded systems lab contains 25 high-end terminals that run cutting edge development tools that have been designed in conjunction with our sponsor, Renesas – the world’s leading supplier of microcontrollers. This sponsorship means our students are taught using the most up-to-date technologies and development tools.

The general electronics lab is split into three sections – Computer Aided Design (CAD) and embedded systems, practical electronics, and communication engineering. You will learn how to use industry-standard software, construct prototypes, build and test printed circuit boards and use a range of equipment such as oscilloscopes and signal generators. In the communication engineering section, you will undertake experimental set-ups to support your understanding of theoretical principles. These set-ups include analogue and digital modulation schemes, microwave antennas, time and frequency division multiplexing, coding, transmission lines and fibre optics.

The power and renewable energy lab is where you will learn about the key components and construction skills involved in planning, designing, building and testing electronic circuits which are used in micro renewable energy systems. You will design and simulate your very own renewable systems, analyse performances and produce feasibility reports. Equipment you will find yourself using includes a photovoltaic solar energy unit, wind energy unit and lab-volt stations.

Entry criteria detail typical offers but USW considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Typical A-Level Offer

DD

Typical Welsh BACC Offer

Grade C and DE at A Level

Typical BTEC Offer

BTEC Extended Diploma Pass Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma Pass Pass

Typical IB Offer

Pass IB Diploma or two IB Certficates at Higher level.

Typical Access to HE Offer

Pass Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits all Passes

Additional Requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

International Entry Requirements

We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our international website for exact details.

English Requirements

In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU:  £620  per 20 credits.

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

UK and EU students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year 1 of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU

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Admissions statement

Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates pursue careers in electronics, computing, electrical engineering, communications or control systems and embedded systems. Graduates have gained employment with a range of local and national companies, including General Dynamics, Jaguar Landrover, Amey Railways, General Electric Aircraft Engine Services, Quantum CAD, Panasonic, Aviza Technology, Allevard Springs and government agencies.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.