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Higher Education Courses

Electrical & Electronic Engineering HND Level 5

Key Facts:

Level: 5

Attendance: Part time (one day per week)

Duration: Two years

Location: HLC Hereford Campus

Application: HLC application form

Course Intro

The Edexcel Higher National Diploma is primarily an academic, work-related course and is composed of seven units (although the research project is a double-weighted unit). Some of the units are compulsory core units and there is a choice of specialist options, subject to demand. The course is designed to follow on from our Higher National Certificate course and further improve the career prospects of students who are working within the engineering industry or those who wish to broaden their skills set.

Course Content

This course will support a career path in electrical and electronic engineering, engineering maintenance, production, project management and related disciplines. You will do this by developing knowledge and skills relating to modern production techniques.

Typical units are as follows: (these may change from time to time).

Year 1:

  • Professional Engineering Management
  • Further Mathematics
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Sustainability

Year 2:

  • Research Project
  • Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles
  • Further Programmable Logic Controllers


Assessment methods take a variety of formats and may include written reports, presentations, case studies, individual/group projects and reflective statements. Where units can relate to the workplace, the assessment will relate to your own organisation (if appropriate) and/ or a vocational setting.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have one of the following:

  • BTEC Higher National Certificate (RQF version) in Engineering with a minimum of a Merit grade


Successful completion of this two-year course enables the student to move on to study at degree level (you will generally be exempt from the first year and possibly second year of the course). Alternatively, employment may be gained in a supervisory/technical capacity.

Course Fees

£2,950 per year