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Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)


Study Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at University Centre Leeds

Do you dream of an exciting electrical and electronic engineering career? Engineer your career with our industry focused HNC that meets industry demands. Whether you plan on designing electronic circuits or want help with automation, our course has all of the components to prepare you for employment.

  • Starts:
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Venue: University Centre
  • Fee: £4,372 part-time (per academic year for UK students)
  • UCAS Course Code(s): 72626-01
  • UCAS Institution Code: L21
  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Validated By: Pearson
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Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Explore multiple aspects of engineering from electrical and electronic principles to specialist areas such as programming PLCs with our industry-focused HNC. You will study a range of academic and practical modules as well as receiving industry insight based on our employer consultations. Following our course you’ll be ready to excel in engineering.

Our selection of specialist modules will broaden your general knowledge of engineering. You will learn about electronic circuits and devices including how to design and assemble them. In addition, you will manage your own professional project, explore automation and understand how automation can streamline processes.

Based on existing industry needs, this course bridges skill and knowledge gaps by strengthening your transferable skills and enhancing your employability. You will become a multifaceted engineer, capable of progressing to further study or stepping into more senior and management roles.

This course is validated by Pearson

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How To Apply

If you're interested in applying to study part-time, these applications must be submitted directly through our website via the following link:

Part Time - Direct Application Form

Course Information

Modules may include:


Year 1

  • Engineering Design (15 credits)
  • Engineering Maths (15 credits)
  • Engineering Science (15 credits)
  • Engineering Management (15 credits)

Year 2

  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project (15 credits)
  • Machining and Processing of Engineering Materials (15 credits)
  • Automation, Robotics and PLCs (15 credits)
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles (15 credits)

The HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering will develop core competencies for the practicing engineer alongside softer skills such as business techniques and time management. The range of skills acquired will provide a pathway into diverse career opportunities within the engineering sector.

HNCs in Engineering are assessed using a combination of internal assessment (set and marked by Leeds City College), and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments (which are set by Pearson and marked by centres): In particular, the assessments include:

●   One core unit for the HNC will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment.

●   All other units are assessed by centre-devised assignments.


UCAS Tariff Points: 48 UCAS tariff points from two A-levels (or equivalent qualifications)

A Levels: 2 x D grades one of which to be in a relevant subject

BTEC L3 Diploma or Extended Diploma: MP, MPP grade in relevant subjects.

GCSE English: English Language grade 4 or above. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

GCSE Maths: Maths grade 4 or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

International qualifications: International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria.

Mature applicants: University Centre Leeds welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application.

*21 years and over at the start of the course 

RPL claims: The course structure actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPCL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).

What’s next?
Progression may include completing a higher national diploma (HND) or moving into full-time employment.

Job opportunities may include

  • Electronic engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Engineering designer
  • Instrumentation and control engineer

For the latest version of the programme specifications for this course please click here.

For the latest version of the course handbook for this course please click here.

Some textbooks and software may be recommended, but their purchase is not necessary to pass the programme.



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