HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Top Up)

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.

This part-time HND (top up) takes two years to complete. It allows HNC graduates with related HNC to progress to Level 5 and if successful complete with HND. 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
2019
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
N/A Part-time 2 Years September Treforest A
UCAS Code Study Mode
2020
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
N/A Part-time 2 Years September Treforest A

Level Five 

  • Independent Study for Engineers - 10 credits (Optional)
  • Concepts of Analogue and Digital Communication - 20 credits
  • Energy Storage and Distribution - 20 credits
  • Power, Machines and Power Electronic Devices Running 20 credits
  • Group Project - 20 credits
  • Individual Project - 20 credits (Optional)
  • Electronic Test Systems and Reliability (Distance) - 20 credits (Optional)
  • Business, Safety and Employability (Distance) - 20 credits
  • Electronics 2 - 20 credits
  • Group Project and Management for Engineers - 20 credits (Optional)

Teaching

The HND Electrical 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.

Lecturers

Dr Jurgen Richter, course leader

HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or a similar closely related qualification

Additional Requirements

The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C/Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances.

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 2019 - July 2020 Fees


  • Part-time UK and EU:  £660 per 20 credits

August 2020 - July 2021 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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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.