• 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:
September 2 Years 4 Part-Time - Day Washington Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

Further 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.

The entry requirements for this particular qualification are a HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering as this is a top up programme designed as a progression route on a part time basis. The college does offer a full time HND programme for those looking to complete a full HND.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire As part of the programme you will be expected to provide your own stationery i.e. paper, pens, pencils and a scientific calculator. Each programme will have its own designated reading list which you may purchase should you desire to do so, this is not mandatory as the college library holds stock of all required reading material.

You will be taught via class lectures, online sessions and through group activities. Assessment methods used include written assignments, practical experiments, project work and presentations with vocationally related scenarios linked to industry.

We continue to develop strong links with local employers such as Marelli, Envision, Grundfos and many more local employers. These strong relationships ensure that the college offers a relevant and structured curriculum.

4 core units - Engineering Science (L4), Analytical Methods for Engineers (L4), Electrical and Electronic Principles (L5), Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (L5). Specialist units – Health, Safety & Risk Assessment (L4), Engineering Design (L5

Pearson Edexcel

Our support services can provide help with study skills, written English, academic writing, research skills, critical thinking and revision, assessment and examination skills.

What’s next?

Following the successful completion of the programme you could enrol onto a top up degree programme at university.

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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

£ 50339

1361 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

£ 42089

560 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

£ 34018

593 people employed as Electrical and Electronics Technicians in the current year.

93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

Consistently high achievement rates

Rated Good by Ofsted

*Ofsted June 2016

Excellent student support

Recognised regionally and nationally for our high-quality approach to careers education