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Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Mansfield Higher National Diploma

  • Level(s) of Study: Undergraduate
  • Start Date(s): April 2023 / September 2023; April 2024
  • Duration: 18 months part-time
  • Study Mode(s): Part-time (day)
  • Campus: NTU at Mansfield
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

Taught at NTU in Mansfield, we are providing access to alternative routes in higher education. We've built qualifications with the local job market in mind. Each of our higher education courses is relevant, hands-on and work focused.

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 University Hub, 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.

Research Project

You’ll deliver a complex and independent research project which meets the original objectives. Your conclusion will be based on considering multiple perspectives using your critical thinking and reasoning skills developed during your course.

Professional Engineering Management

Get an insight into how to develop the range of employability skills needed for professional engineers. You’ll learn about the professional standards expected of engineers and will cover topics such as services delivery planning, sustainability, Total Quality Management (TQM), engineering management tools and managing people.

Further Maths

In this module you’ll develop the skills to analyse and model engineering situations and tackle engineering problems using mathematical techniques. You’ll cover number theory, complex numbers, matrix theory, linear equations, numerical integration, numerical differentiation, and graphical representations of curves for estimation all within an engineering context.

Further Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Develop your skills in the use of PLCs in this module amd learn about and their specific applications within engineering and manufacturing. Topics covered include device interface methods, PLC signal processing and communications with other devices, PLC programming methodology and alternative programmable control devices.

Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage

Explore the potential impacts of climate change and why more and different forms of sustainable energy sources are required. You’ll identify the fundamental technical and economic processes and drivers at play in the electrical power industry that affect the selection and use of energy sources.

Industrial Systems

In this module you’ll study the development of advanced electronic solutions in a range of industrial situations. You’ll learn about the most appropriate technology for each situation and ensure the most efficient monitoring and control of variables such as pressure, temperature and speed are used. Topics included are component handling, controlling the speed or torque of a motor and responding to change of circumstances in a process.

Utilisation of Electrical Power

Develop your understanding of electrical power systems and power distribution in this module. You’ll give consideration to the advantages and disadvantages of alternative power sources and learn about the construction and characteristics of power transmission and distribution systems - including the interconnections of systems and their necessary protection.

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.

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. Teaching will take place at the University Hub's £6.5 million University Centre, which opened in 2016 and which is equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology. Facilities include:

  • On-site Café
  • Teaching and Learning Centre
  • Library
  • Social spaces
  • Student support services
  • 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

  • Higher National Certificate in General Engineering or equivalent
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Other qualifications and experience

The following qualifications will also be considered:

  • Other related Level 4 qualifications
  • Relevant work experience, or an international equivalent to the above qualifications.

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 2. Our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy outlines the process and options available for this route.

Getting in touch

If you need more help or information, get in touch through our enquiry form

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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