• TEF Silver

    We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
19/09/20202 Years4Part-Time EveningWashington CampusUniversity Level Qualification
20/09/20202 Years4Part-Time - DayWashington CampusUniversity Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

Explore the main principles of electrical and electronic engineering to progress your career in this specialist sector. Engineering needs creative people who can solve problems and use speciailist skills to find solutions. This qualification will help you to further develop your skills and personal qualitities in specialist areas such as electronic design, power engineering, manufacture and maintenance.

Level 3 Diploma in Electrical/Electronic or Operations and Maintenance Engineering, a relevant A-Level programme or equivalent or extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in your work sect

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory
HE2300.00You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory

You will learn through a variety of methods including classroom teaching, craft workshop activity, directed work with other students, directed private study, directed study in the Learning Resources Centre. Assessment methods could include written assignm

4 core units - Engineering Design (L4), Engineering Maths (L4), Engineering Science (L4), Managing a Professional Engineering Project (L4). Specialist core unit - Electrical and Electronic Principles (L4). Optional units - 3 further units to complete. Ple

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What’s next?

You could progress to an HND top-up in a related subject area to achieve a Level 5 qualification.

Careers

Electrical engineers

Electrical engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.

Medium Salary

£ 40705

1608 people employed as Electrical engineers in the current year.

Electronics engineers

Electronics engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electronic motors, communications systems, microwave systems, and other electronic equipment.

Medium Salary

£ 46176

667 people employed as Electronics engineers in the current year.

Electrical and electronics technicians

Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.

Medium Salary

£ 32032

699 people employed as Electrical and electronics technicians in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.