HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering course is for those who are employed or seeking employment at the technician or engineer level in the electrical or electronic engineering environment. This course offers a broad range of skills and insight in preparation for a career in the electrical or electronic engineering industry. By studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you can choose from a range of units that will allow you to tailor your studies towards electronics or electrical power or a combination of the two.

About the HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering course

Using electricity to process and store the information behind technology, such as mobile phones and computers, as well as a huge range of systems in commerce and industry, is the principle that underlies electrical /electronic engineering. Both depend on the same fundamental scientific laws but diverge widely beyond these starting points. 

As technology progresses, we become more reliant on electrical and electronic systems to control mechanical devices, and as such, the opportunities for employment in this sector have increased. The Higher National Diploma (HND) Programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is strongly vocational and forms a solid basis in Electrical and Electronic Engineering fundamentals. It aims to produce high-quality, creative technicians and engineers. 

Higher National Diploma qualifications are widely welcomed by employers, recognised by many international professional bodies and have access to UK and other universities to enter into the second or final year of an honours degree in Electrical/Electronic/Computer Engineering.

The HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering course is for those who want to build up their engineering skills and work towards becoming professional engineers. The course will develop skills and knowledge that will allow you to bring together engineering elements in project-based assignments related to the needs of the engineering sector. The Higher National Diploma Electrical and Electronic Engineering provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at the degree level. 

The course will teach you core engineering principles and demonstrate how the knowledge you gain can be used effectively in the workplace. The programme has been developed in consultation with local industry and combines theory and practical work with a focus on industrial applications.

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  January/April/August/September;

This course is for those who are employed or seeking employment at technician or engineer level in electrical or electronic engineering environment. An HND award opens up the possibility of a career in a range of engineering disciplines including design, manufacturing, project management and IT. The qualification provides you with the opportunity to seek career development into senior positions in national and international companies. Further studies will open more opportunities to work as a technician/technician engineer in electrical and electronics design, power engineering manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1:

  • Analytical methods for engineering
  • Engineering science
  • Combinational and sequential logic
  • Computer programming techniques
  • Principles and Applications of Microcontrollers
  • Operational Amplifiers
  • Data communications and networks
  • Radio Communication Engineering

Year 2:

  • Project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Further analytical methods for engineers
  • Electronic principles
  • Advanced Mathematics for Engineering
  • Further Electrical Principles
  • Telecommunication principles

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.


Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.


After completion you can progress to the 3rd year at the university and apply for a Top-Up course in related engineering areas such as electrical engineering, electronics or communications engineering.


The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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