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HND Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Top-Up) Level 5

Level 5

Key Facts

Level:Level 5

Full-time/part-time:Part time

Duration:2 Years

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:HEL0014AA1

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This nationally recognised qualification is suitable for those currently working in the electrical/electronic engineering profession or those seeking employment. Highly regarded by local employers, this vocational qualification will offer you practical experience in the typical business tasks and requirements of engineering professionals and the underpinning academic knowledge. Your ‘learning by doing’ helps to maintain our high success rate for student employability, and will complement your ability to find solutions to a range of engineering problems using developed technology. This means that you’ll be able to apply your skills to a broad range of industrial areas, such as design, development, manufacturing, testing, maintenance and operation of electrical or electronic equipment. Typical Course Structure
• Engineering Design
• Engineering Maths
• Engineering Science
• Managing a Professional Engineering Project
• Electrical and Electronic Principles
• Automation, Robotics and PLC
• Digital Principles
• Electrical Systems and Fault Finding
• Research Project
• Professional Engineering Management
• Further Mathematics
• Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage
• Industrial Systems
• Analogue Electronic Systems
• Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles

Study Details

You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full durations of the course.

Course contact hours are typically comprised of:
14 hours of teaching with embedded practical work and use of software applications

It is expected that students complete between 10 and 20 hrs of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.

Whilst the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Tuesday from 9am – 7.00pm, it is expected that students will only attend on up to three days. Students should also make themselves available to complete additional workshop classes, for which PPE is required, to enhance their employability. Students are encouraged to find part-time employment within the sector.
A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points from the following:

GCE A Levels and AS Levels
BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
Access to HE
Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher
For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels / BTECs.

GCSE English – grade C/4 or above
GCSE Maths – grade C/4 or above

EU and International applicants

NARIC confirmed equivalent of 48 UCAS points
ILETS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English Language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 visa.

There are typically 4 assignments per unit delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include:

Practical work
Electronic simulations
Written assignments
The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each unit, including the relevant task weightings.


HNC and HND qualifications are widely recognised in their own right and provide students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions.

On successful completion of the course students can top up to degree level at another higher education institution. The point of entry will depend on the chosen institution and the subjects studied and the grades achieved at HNC/D.
Home and EU Students £3300.00 per academic year

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Eligible students studying their first higher education funded course do not have to pay any tuition fees upfront. Instead, Tuition Fee Loans are available to UK and EU students and are paid directly to the College to cover the cost of fees. These are repayable after you graduate or leave your course and earn over £21,000 a year. For more information, please visit

For further information on the support available to you, please see Fees and Financial Support


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Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the Bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.

This course is validated by Pearson. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are HEFCE registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page, section 11. Full details and information regarding terms and conditions of study, relevant policies and procedures, offers and acceptance of offers can be found at:

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