The Higher National Certificate 1 year programme evaluates the underpinning areas of engineering, design, processes, systems and technology, including various branches of science and mathematics. It is designed to provide students who are seeking to further their career in a range of careers such as Electronic Circuit Design/Implementation, digital principles, Engineering design and many more Engineering career pathways. The HNC provides students who have completed a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in an Engineering discipline with a thorough understanding of eight further engineering subject.
Progression from this HNC is to the Higher National Diploma (HND) and then to the BSc in Engineering - more information can be found on our website https://grimsby.ac.uk/higher-education-courses/?fwp_search_he_course=Engineering
Applications in the first instance for the HNC is on the UCAS website - https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/43dc6f12-b154-3a73-f7d7-985ae6699187?academicYearId=2021
HNC modules include the following
Unit 1: Engineering Design
Unit 2: Engineering Maths
Unit 3: Engineering Science
Unit 4: Managing a Professional Engineering Project
Unit 15: Automation, Robotics and PLC’s
Unit 19: Electrical and Electronic Principles
Unit 20: Digital Principles
Unit 22: Electronic Circuits and Devices
Modules for the HND include
Unit 34: Research Project
Unit 35: Professional Engineering Management
Unit 39: Further Mathematics
Unit 44: Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
Unit 45: Industrial Systems
Unit 52: Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles
Unit 53: Utilisation of Electrical Power
Information about the BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering can be found on the website https://grimsby.ac.uk/higher-education-course/bsc-hons-engineering-top-up-electrical-and-electronic-engineering-subject-to-validation/
Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential. A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, workshops, student led seminars and practical sessions. There may be opportunities to integrate a work-based or placement opportunity. Students will be visited in the workplace by a member of Institute staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer / mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market.
Assessment methods include a combination of written and practical assessments which must be submitted by set deadlines.
Students will normally hold a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering disciplin
Further study at level 5: Higher National Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and then BSc at The University Centre Grimsby, employment in industry as an Engineer or to continue studies at another University.
Upon successful completion of this qualification graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in the Engineering sector. Engineering careers can begin with work opportunities with small to medium enterprise organisations (those with less than 250 employees) or with national and multi-national organisations. Many also go onto self-employment which is usually not possible until a graduate has several years’ experience. Other graduates will go on to work for large organisations which may comprise roles in engineering management; engineering maintenance and servicing, project management, design engineering, planning or working on large infrastructure projects linked to the engineering and construction industries.