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HND Electrical Engineering

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University of Suffolk on Ipswich Waterfront
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West Suffolk College


18 months part-time

Typical Offer: 

60 UCAS tariff points (or above), CC (A-Level), MM (BTEC).

Please see Entry Requirements below.

This course is delivered at the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds.


To enrol on the HND you must have completed a relevant Higher National Certificate (HNC). HND in Electrical Engineering is designed to enable progression from HNC Engineering providing a nationally recognised award at level 5 for mechanical technicians who are employed at a professional level. The course will also provide opportunities for learners to develop higher level skills and a range of techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life, enabling application for professional recognition as an Incorporated Engineer. The units studied have been selected in association with local employers in a variety of industries, aiming to satisfy their future needs. The qualification aims to develop knowledge and skills in engineering that will allow graduates to make positive contributions to employers as fast as possible and so progress in a career. Successful completion will also enable entry to the level 6 progression route BEng (Hons) Engineering degree (1 year full-time or two years part-time) at University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College or entry to level 6 of Engineering related degrees at other UK higher Education institutions. Assessment uses a variety of methods, including reports, assignments and presentations, where practical these are electronically submitted.

The Department has access to Autocad 2016, Inventor 2016 and Solidworks, electronic simulation uses Multisim version 14 in either of our 5 technical suites with at least 20 seats. The Faculty has several dedicated electronics laboratories and a machine shop.

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Further Analytical Methods
Further Electrical Power
Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Testing
Quality Assurance and Management
Power Electronics

Fees and finance


Tuition fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students and we expect them to be confirmed in late autumn 2018.

  • Part-time tuition fee: £771/£1,028 p.a. per 15/20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information)

Further Information

  • Detailed information about Tuition Fees
  • Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants.
  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. See Course Costs.


    Entry requirements

    Academic Requirements

    60 UCAS tariff points (or above), CC (A-Level), MM (BTEC).

    Also see How to Apply.

    International Requirements

    IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

    Also see International and EU.

    Transferring Credit

    If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.