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Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)


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

Our exciting Electrical and Electronic Engineering HND will allow you to become anything but another cog in the machine. With the dual aim of preparing you for direct entry into employment and offering the opportunity to study further, our HND gives you everything you need to accelerate your engineering career.

  • Starts:
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Venue: University Centre
  • Fee: £8,745 full-time (per academic year for UK students)
  • UCAS Course Code(s): H600
  • UCAS Institution Code: L21
  • Study Mode: Full Time
  • Validated By: Pearson
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Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Envision yourself as an electrical and electronic engineer. Our HND covers multiple aspects of engineering, ensuring you gain the skills and experience needed to meet employer demands. You will acquire academic knowledge as well as practical engineering skills and specialist industry insight. You will explore a range of topics from lean manufacturing to electronic circuits as you acquire core engineering knowledge and develop specialist skills such as programming PLCs. You’ll also widen your understanding of current topics such as renewable energy and efficiency measures. We emphasise work experience and take pride in our practical opportunities. If you are not already in employment we will support you with finding your work placement, with the end goal of you moving into relevant employment after studying. 

This course is validated by Pearson.

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How To Apply

If you would like to apply for to study full time, please do so via UCAS.

The institution code for University Centre Leeds is L21.

The application fee for applying through UCAS is £27.50.

Apply via UCAS

If you are a student currently studying at Leeds City College, Keighley College or Harrogate College and if all of the following applies:

  • you do not already have an application with UCAS
  • you only wish to study your full time undergraduate course with University Centre Leeds
  • should you be successful in your application and enrol onto this course, you agree to us submitting a record of prior acceptance (RPA) application to UCAS on your behalf 

Then you can make a direct application via the following link: 

Internal Students - Direct Application Form

For further information in regards to this please email

Course Information

Modules may include

Year 1 (Level 4)

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

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Research Project (30 credits)
  • Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set) (15 credits)
  • Further Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage (15 credits)
  • Industrial Systems (15 credits)
  • Lean Manufacturing (15 credits)
  • Further Control Systems Engineering (15 credits)

  • You will be equipped with the essential qualities of an engineer, including integrity and regard for cost and sustainability, as they apply to a range of roles and responsibilities within the sector, such as engineering technician, control engineer, electronic design engineer or approvals/production engineer.
  • This programme will enable progression to top-up degree (typically 1 year full time), by supporting the development of academic study skills and the selection of appropriate units for study during the second year.
  • What makes this full time HND special is the teaching of practical engineering skills in mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering.
  • A further strength of this programme is the work placement sandwiched between year one and two. This will develop job seeking skills such as locating vacancies, CV writing and interview techniques. In addition, it aims to enhance your employability skills.
  • Once you have achieved this qualification you meet the academic requirements for the Engineering Council’s Engineering Technician Standard (EngTech), however it does not afford you the accreditation.
  • Studying at Leeds City College will offer individual support due to small class sizes.
  • This programme offers the opportunity to explore the application of theoretical knowledge through project work and research.

The assessments are scheduled so that deadline clashes are minimised and the main assessment mechanisms are:

  • Assignments (tasks include maths problems, presentations, essays or reports)
  • Project work
  • A minimal quantity of exams


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 includes a top-up degree, or 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.

The usual cost of studying (e.g. stationery, printing). Some textbooks may be recommended, but they are not necessary to buy to pass the programme.



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