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Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Mansfield Higher National Certificate

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • Start Date(s): September 2023
  • Duration: 18 months part-time
  • Study Mode(s): Part-time (day)
  • Campus: NTU at Mansfield
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

Taught at our Mansfield Site, this course is ideal if you are already working in engineering and want to progress in your career as well as those who want to work in the engineering sector.

You'll get a broad knowledge through studying a wide range of engineering subjects to develop technical, communication and management skills needed by today's technical engineers.

As the level of automation in the Mansfield and Ashfield region grows, this course will align and work with the local industry to fulfill local demands and futureproof the workforce.

  • You'll study at our NTU in Mansfield campus, where you'll have access to fantastic buildings, and all of the tools and technology you need for studying on this course.
  • The course is delivered part-time for one day per week - enabling you to fit learning around your work and other commitments.
  • This course prepares you to progress to a range of roles in the engineering industry and the opportunity to continue your studies on a university degree course.

What you’ll study

The course is studied over 18 months part-time (one day per week).

You'll study the underpinning engineering theory and get to apply it through practical sessions in our engineering facilities. To develop your engineering skills you'll be applying your skills to real-world situations and problems, making you think and work like a professional engineer.

The modules will focus on relating theory to current engineering topics and issues. You'll explore developing and future technologies so you'll be at the forefront of what's happening in industry.

Engineering Design

You’ll learn how to prepare an engineering design specification that satisfies your stakeholders’ requirements, implement best practice when analysing and evaluating possible design solutions, prepare a written technical design report, and present your finalised design to a customer or audience.

Topics included in this module: Gantt charts and critical path analysis, stakeholder requirements, market analysis, design process management, modelling and prototyping, manufacturability, reliability life cycle, safety and risk, management, calculations, drawings and concepts and ergonomics.

Engineering Maths

Develop your skills in the mathematical principles and theories that underpin the engineering. You’ll be introduced to mathematical methods and statistical techniques in order to analyse and solve problems within an engineering context.

Engineering Science

This module introduces you to the fundamental laws and applications of the physical sciences within engineering and how to apply this knowledge to find solutions to a variety of engineering problems. You’ll cover international system of units, interpreting data, static and dynamic forces, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, material properties and failure, and A.C./D.C. circuit theories.

Managing a Professional Engineering Project

Learn the techniques and best practices required to successfully create and manage an engineering project designed to identify a solution to an engineering need. While carrying out a project you’ll consider the role and function of engineering in our society, the professional duties and responsibilities expected of engineers together with the behaviours that accompany their actions. Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines.

Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Investigate how Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and industrial robots can be programmed to successfully implement automated engineering solutions. You’ll get hands-on experience of programming PLCs and robotic manipulators to achieve a set task, writing simple PLC programs, and programming industrial robots with straightforward commands and safety factors.

Quality and Process Improvement

Discover the importance of quality assurance processes in a manufacturing or service environment and the principles and theories that underpin them. You’ll cover tools and techniques used to support quality control, testing processes, international standards for management (ISO 9000, 14000, 18000), European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), principles, tools and techniques of Total Quality Management (TQM) and implementation of Six Sigma.

Electrical and Electronic Principles

During this module you’ll study the movement of energy and power in electrical form, and its generation and consumption. You’ll develop a good understanding of the underlying principles of electrical and electronic circuits and devices, basic circuit laws and electrical components.

Electronic Circuits and Devices

Learn how to use electronics manufacturers’ data to analyse the performance of circuits and devices. You’ll also 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 and apply testing procedures to electronic devices and circuit.

How you’re taught

The course is delivered part-time, enabling you to fit learning around your work and other commitments.

The course is predominantly coursework-based with some practical assessments and class tests.

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to undertake self-directed independent study. This will include preparing for seminars, researching, completing coursework, and directed reading to expand your knowledge.

Seminars and lab sessions

You'll have seminars and lab sessions, where you'll apply theory learned to real-world situations. These sessions involve active learning and are driven by collaboration with your tutors and classmates. Due to the smaller class sizes, this approach enables individualised support to ensure you reach your learning potential.

Careers and employability

This course focuses on specialist technical skills and knowledge and provides you with a clear set of skills and goals for entering employment. Following this course, you can enter a wide range of engineering roles, including Engineering Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Engineers (Health care Electrical) and Maintenance Engineering (Utilities Electrical),

As this is a vocational course part-time students would typically already be working in industry. This course is suitable for applicants planning to progress to the first level of supervisory responsibility in their career.

Further study

Students who successfully complete the HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering course will have the opportunity to progress onto HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Employability team

Our expert Employability team will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice. You can benefit from this service at any time during your studies and for up to three years after completing your course.

NTU Enterprise

You'll also have the opportunity to turn your ideas into a viable business with help from NTU Enterprise, NTU's purpose-built Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, a support centre to help students create, develop and grow their own businesses.

Campus and facilities

We are continually investing in our facilities and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative atmosphere.

NTU's exciting new partnership with West Nottinghamshire College, which will see its higher education (HE) provision delivered from the College’s main campus in Mansfield. Teaching will take place at the NTU HE Hub , which opened in 2020 and which is equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology. Facilities include:

  • Learning resource centre
  • Social spaces
  • Sports hall
  • Student support services
  • Students' Union
  • Dedicated study zones including PC suites.

As an Engineering student at Nottingham Trent University in Mansfield, you will have access to a high-performance CAD suite, industry-standard robotics, hydraulics and pneumatics test equipment and electronics equipment.

Entry requirements

64 UCAS Tariff points

What are we looking for?

  • 64 UCAS Tariff points including Maths grade C or equivalent; or
  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in an Engineering, Science or technology subject - MPP;

and

  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

The following qualifications will also be considered:

  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution
  • Relevant work experience, or an international equivalent to the above qualifications.

Other qualifications and experience

We consider equivalent qualifications and combinations, please see UCAS course search for details and use our calculator to help you work out how many UCAS points your qualifications relate to.

If you don't have enough UCAS points, you'll need to demonstrate over two years of work experience in a relevant profession. You can detail this in your personal statement when applying.

We may also consider credits achieved at other universities and your work/life experience through an assessment of prior learning. This may be for Year One entry, or beyond the beginning of a course where applicable, for example, into Year Two. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available for this route.

Contextual offers

As well as assessing your application and qualifications, we use contextual data and information to make offers for this course. Depending on your circumstances, we may make you an offer up to two grades below the standard entry criteria. Find out how we assess your application.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions and Enquiries Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

This course is not suitable for tier 4 visa applicants.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

We have undergraduate Engineering courses which are suitable for tier 4 visa applicants.  Here is a list of all the undergraduate courses we offer.

Fees and funding

2023 entry fees are TBC but as guidance the 2022 entry fees are below.

Mode of study

Home (UK) tuition fee

Part-time (18 months)

£4,665 (year one)

£2,330 (year two)

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there's no need to feel anxious and confused about it. Take a look at our fees and funding pages for lots of handy advice and guidance.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

This course is not suitable for tier 4 visa applicants.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

We have undergraduate Engineering courses which are suitable for tier 4 visa applicants.  Here is a list of all the undergraduate courses we offer.

How to apply

Please apply for this course directly with NTU through our  Application Portal.

Keeping up to date

After you've applied, we'll be sending you important emails throughout the application process – so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page.

This course is not suitable for tier 4 visa applicants.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

We have undergraduate Engineering courses which are suitable for tier 4 visa applicants.  Here is a list of all the undergraduate courses we offer.

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