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.

BTEC HND qualifications are widely welcomed by the employers, recognized by many international professional bodies and having access to UK and other universities to enter into the second or final year of a honours degree in Electrical/Electronic/Computer Engineering.

Successful BTEC Higher National graduates:

  • Have the ability to progress into suitable employment in the work place.
  • Can gain accreditation and valuable continuing professional development when in employment.
  • Are able to gain exemptions and progress onto Honours degree programmes in relevant subjects.
  • Are able to apply for membership of professional bodies.

About Pearson Education (UK)

  • BTEC Higher National Diploma is directly awarded by Pearson Education, UK.
  • Pearson Education is part of Pearson, the world?s leading learning company. They believe education is for everyone, and they provide the tools for people to learn: whatever their age, wherever they are, in whatever fashion they choose. Pearson qualifications and resources ensure that students develop their skills and knowledge to the full, and are equipped to contribute positively in their chosen learning pathways and careers all over the world.
  • Pearson Education is the world?s leading learning company with a portfolio that provides innovative textbooks, assessment and testing, technology solutions and integrated services. Pearson qualification suite includes Edexcel academic, BTEC vocational and LCCI qualifications.
  • Every day all over the world Pearson products and services help learning flourish, and wherever learning flourishes, so do people.
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Admission Requirements

  • Pass at least one subject at Grade E in GCE A level (or)
  • equivalent foreign qualifications (or) possess level 3 Diploma from Pearson BTEC / NCC Education (or)
  • Mature candidates (minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience) with NITEC or minimum 2 GCE O level passes (at least C6 in English and any other subject) or 3 GCE N level passes (at least grade 5 in English and any two other subjects)

Language Proficiency: Students entering the programme whose first language is not English or students whose medium of instruction on their qualifying programme was not English will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in English to TOEFL 500 / IELTS 5.5 or pass in BMC English entry test
Articulate with: Final year top up Engineering degree.

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Course Outline & Programme Structure

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a qualification with a minimum of 240 credits which must contain a minimum of 65 credits at level 4 and a minimum of 125 credits at level 5. The modules, levels and credit values of the programme satisfying the above requirements are given below:

1 Engineering Design 4 15
2 Engineering Maths 4 15
3 Engineering Science 4 15
4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project 4 15
5 Electrical and Electronic Principles 4 15
Any three modules will be offered from the following six level 4 modules
6, 7 & 8 Electronic Circuits and Devices 4 15
Digital Principles 4 15
Engineering Management 4 15
Electrical Machines 4 15
Instrumentation and Control Systems 4 15
Mechanical Principles 4 15
9 Research Project 5 30
10 Professional Engineering Management 5 15
11 Further Mathematics 5 15
12 Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage 5 15
13 Industrial Systems 5 15
Any two modules will be offered from the following three level 5 modules
14 & 15 Further Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 5 15
Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles 5 15
Analogue Electronic Systems 5 15

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Module Synopsis

Engineering Design

  • Plan a design solution and prepare an engineering design specification in response to a stakeholder’s design brief and requirements.
  • Formulate possible technical solutions to address the student-prepared design specification.
  • Prepare an industry-standard engineering technical design report.
  • Present to an audience a design solution based on the design report and evaluate the solution/presentation.

Engineering Maths

  • Identify the relevance of mathematical methods to a variety of conceptualized engineering examples.
  • Investigate applications of statistical techniques to interpret, organise and present data by using appropriate computer software packages.
  • Use analytical and computational methods for solving problems by relating sinusoidal wave and vector functions to their respective engineering applications.
  • Examine how differential and integral calculus can be used to solve engineering problems.

Engineering Science

  • Examine scientific data using both quantitative and computational methods.
  • Determine parameters within mechanical engineering systems.
  • Explore the characteristics and properties of engineering materials.
  • Analyse applications of A.C./D.C. circuit theorems, electromagnetic principles and properties.

Managing a Professional Engineering Project

  • Formulate and plan a project that will provide a solution to an identified engineering problem.
  • Conduct planned project activities to generate outcomes which provide a solution to the identified engineering problem.
  • Produce a project report analysing the outcomes of each of the project processes and stages.
  • Present the project report drawing conclusions on the outcomes of the project.

Electrical and Electronic Principles

  • Apply an understanding of fundamental electrical quantities to evaluate simple circuits with constant voltages and currents.
  • Evaluate simple circuits with sinusoidal voltages and currents.
  • Describe the basis of semiconductor action, and its application to simple electronic devices.
  • Explain the difference between digital and analogue electronics, describing simple applications of each.

Electronic Circuits and Devices

  • Determine the operational characteristics of amplifier circuits.
  • Investigate the types and effects of feedback on an amplifier’s performance.
  • Examine the operation and application of oscillators.
  • Apply testing procedures to electronic devices and circuits.

Digital Principles

  • Explain and analyse simple combinational logic circuits.
  • Explain and analyse simple sequential logic circuits.
  • Describe and evaluate the technologies used to implement digital electronic circuits.
  • Describe and analyse a range of digital subsystems, hence establishing the building blocks for larger systems.

Engineering Management

  • Examine the application of management techniques, and cultural and leadership aspects to engineering organisations.
  • Explore the role of risk and quality management in improving performance in engineering organisations.
  • Investigate the theories and tools of project and operations management when managing activities and optimising resource allocation.
  • Perform activities that improve current management strategies within an identified element of an engineering organisation.

Electrical Machines

  • Assess the constructional features and applications of transformers.
  • Analyse the starting methods and applications of three-phase induction motors and synchronous machines.
  • Investigate the types of generator available in industry by assessing their practical applications.
  • Analyse the operating characteristics of electromagnetic transducers and actuators.

Instrumentation and Control Systems

  • Identify the instrumentation systems and devices used in process control.
  • Investigate the industrial process control systems.
  • Analyse the control concepts and technologies used within an industrial process.
  • Apply predicted values to ensure stability within a control system.

Mechanical Principles

  • Identify solutions to problems within static mechanical systems.
  • Illustrate the effects that constraints have on the performance of a dynamic mechanical system.
  • Investigate elements of simple mechanical power transmission systems.
  • Analyse natural and damped vibrations within translational and rotational mass-spring systems.

Research Project

  • Conduct the preliminary stages involved in the creation of an engineering research project.
  • Examine the analytical techniques used to work on all stages of the project and strategies required to overcome the challenges involved in a research project.
  • Reflect on the impact the research experience could have in enhancing personal or group performance within an engineering context.
  • Explore the communication approach used for the preparation and presentation of the research project’s outcomes.

Professional Engineering Management

  • Evaluate the risk evaluation theories and practices associated with the management of projects for the production of current and developing technology.
  • Produce an engineering services delivery plan that meets the requirements of a sector-specific organisation.
  • Develop effective leadership, individual and group communication skills.
  • Develop personal commitment to professional standards and obligations to society, the engineering profession and the environment.

Further Mathematics

  • Use applications of number theory in practical engineering situations.
  • Solve systems of linear equations relevant to engineering applications using matrix methods.
  • Approximate solutions of contextualised examples with graphical and numerical methods.
  • Review models of engineering systems using ordinary differential equations.

Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage

  • Evaluate energy demand to determine the technology and methods of energy production.
  • Discuss current energy efficiency measures, technologies and policies specific to the building and transportation sectors.
  • Analyse the control techniques of power electronics for renewable energy systems.
  • Investigate the impacts of renewable resources to the grid and the various issues associated with integrating such resources to the grid.

Industrial Systems

  • Describe the main elements of an electronically controlled industrial system.
  • Identify and specify the interface requirements between electronic, electrical and mechanical transducers and controllers.
  • Apply practical and computer-based methods to design and test a measurement system.
  • Apply appropriate analytical techniques to predict the performance of a given system.

Further Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

  • Discuss the selection of a specific PLC for a given industrial application.
  • Evaluate how PLCs exchange information and process signals with other devices.
  • Design a PLC programme to solve an industrial process problem for a given application.
  • Analyse alternative strategies using other types of programmable control devices in industrial applications.

Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles

  • Use appropriate mathematical techniques to solve a range of electrical and electronic problems.
  • Apply appropriate circuit theorems to solve problems in electrical networks.
  • Use appropriate laboratory and computer simulation techniques to investigate both analogue and digital circuits and interpret the results.
  • Explain the characteristics of non-linear circuits to predict their behavior under a variety of conditions.

Analogue Electronic Systems

  • Design single stage analogue amplifier circuits to predict and measure, by simulation, the gain, frequency response and input and output resistances.
  • Develop functional subsystems through an understanding of the characteristics of operational amplifiers.
  • Examine the characteristics of information represented in analogue and digital format to assess techniques for the conversion of signals between analogue and digital formats.
  • Design electronic circuits using physical components.
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Method of Delivery

Day/evening classes taught by lectures with academic and industry experience

Local 18 Months 24 Months
International 18 Months NA

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Award Criteria

Student must pass all the 15 modules i.e. the units (modules) equivalent to 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 to be awarded with the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Students must satisfy the minimum attendance requirements – 75% for Part-Time students and 90% for Full-time (both local and international students) – in all the modules for the award of Certificate of Attendance (COA).

Students are awarded a Pass, Merit and Distinction qualification grade using the points gained through all 120 credits at level 5 units only.

Points per credit

Pass: 4

Merit: 6

Distinction: 8

Overall grade for the Higher National Diploma is awarded based on the table below:

Point Boundaries:

Grade Point boundaries
Pass 420-599
Merit 600-839
Distinction 840+
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Expected date of release of Assessment result

Assessment results will be available to the students within 3 months upon completion of the last assessment for that assessment cycle. Appeal (if any) on assessment results must be lodged within 7 days after the release of assessment results.

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