Electrical/Electronic Engineering Level 5 HND

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Key information

Qualification type

Higher education

Course code


Career Pathway



Level 5


2 years


Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

This programme is designed to support your progression to a relevant occupational area or degree-level study.

With an Electrical/Electronic Engineering Level 5 Higher National Diploma under your belt, you will be able to prove to potential employers that you have the ability to take personal responsibility for situations and show good judgement when asked to make decisions.

The course is designed to teach you how to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems and give you pathways into relevant occupational areas or onto degree-level study.

These pathways are linked to Professional Body standards (where appropriate) and can provide progression towards professional status or entry to the later stages of an appropriate degree.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to perform more effectively in your chosen field, progress to a top-up degree at University, enter employment or climb to the next rung on your career ladder!

Please note: tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the government.

What I'll learn

The two mandatory core units are:

  • Unit 34: Research Project
  • Unit 35: Professional Engineering Management

The three specialist units are:

  • Unit 39: Further Mathematics
  • Unit 44: Industrial power, Electronics and storage
  • Unit 45: Industrial systems

The two optional units are:

  • Unit 47: Analogue Electronic systems
  • Unit 63: Industrial Services

On completion of this course you will obtain a Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering).


How I'll learn

Learning is a mixture of formal and practical instruction from our expert tutors. You will also be expected to undertake personal study.


How I'll be assessed

Higher National Diploma (HND) are Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications made up of 240 credits.

Those who have completed HNC (level 4) have already earner 120 credits. All units are usually 15 credits in value, or a multiple thereof.

These units have been designed from a learning-time perspective, and are expressed in terms of Total Qualification Time (TQT). TQT is an estimate of the total amount of time that we expect you will need in order to gain a Level 5 qualification. TQT includes undertaking each of the activities of Guided Learning, Directed Learning and Invigilated Assessment.

Each 15-credit unit approximates to a TQT of 150 hours and 60 hours of Guided Learning. Total Qualification Time (TQT) Higher National Diploma (HND Top up) = 1200

Examples of activities which can contribute to TQT include:

  • Guided Learning
  • Independent and unsupervised research/learning
  • Unsupervised compilation of a portfolio of work experience
  • Unsupervised e-learning
  • Unsupervised e-assessment
  • Unsupervised coursework


Entry Requirements

Students must have completed an HNC in Electrical and Electronics Engineering before joining this programme.


How to Apply


Fee for 2020 entry: £6,165

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

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Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.