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Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Top-up) BTEC HND 2013-14

At a Glance

Start date:
30 / 09 / 2013

1 year part-time

Places Available:
20 (this number may be subject to change)

Course Type:
Part Time

Entry Requirements
Entry requirements for this course are normally the following:

- HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent.

The Admissions and Marketing Office
Tel: 01484 473116

The course

The HNC to HND 'top-up' course was developed in response to demand from BTEC HNC students at Huddersfield who wished to continue their education, part-time, while remaining in employment. The course may also be suitable for you if you have an HNC or equivalent qualification from another institution.

The course will broaden your technical knowledge and further develop your practical skills. It will also provide a bridge to study at BEng (hons) level, for example on our Engineering with Technology Management BEng (hons), thereby enhancing your career opportunities.

Two taught modules add to the range of technical subjects already covered at HNC level and two modules, acquired through work based learning (WBL), provide an opportunity for managed career and skills development.

Course content

- Engineering Applications (WBL)
- Professional Development (WBL)
- Embedded Systems
- Communications

Career opportunities

Successful Diplomates have secured careers in the design, development, production and maintenance of electronic and electrical systems in a wide range of applications, including industrial, entertainment, computing, medical, communications and aerospace. Others have gone on to further study to BEng(Hons) and Master's level.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching, learning and assessment of knowledge, understanding and design principles are developed through lectures, worked example sessions and tutorials. Practical design, implementation and test skills are developed through laboratory work. Assessment takes place through feedback on tutorial exercises and practical work. Work based learning is supported by detailed documentation and the help of a personal tutor.

How much will it cost me?

Studying at the University is a good investment in your future. Whether you are studying to enhance your career aspirations or for personal interest, our part-time courses offer value for money. The fee rate will vary depending on the level of course, whether it is undergraduate or postgraduate, and on the number of modules you are studying in each academic year. Studying part-time allows you to spread the cost as you are only charged for what you study each year rather than for the whole course. More information is available from the Student Finance Office at or on 01484 472210.

How to apply


Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 February 2012
Last updated Tuesday 28 February 2012
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