HNC to HND top-up in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Option) // Level 5

This course is designed for those who wish to, or are already working as senior technicians, supervisors and

managers to provide you with technical knowledge that you can use in work situations. You will learn using a range of industry standard equipment to make sure that you can perfect the techniques you need and understand the technical knowledge appropriate to this level of higher education. The course is also intended to support progression to local or national university degree programmes (check locally with university of application).



Utilisation of Electrical Power

Further Mathematics

Further Electrical, Electronic & Digital Principles

Professional Engineering Management

Research Project

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Lean Manufacturing

Entry requirements

You will need to have an HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

if your HNC was not studied at TyneMet then an interview is required to check the unit combination of your HNC qualification matches the HND top-up unit combination.


Centre devised assignments, typically four per unit (one per learning outcome).

Progression & Careers

Progression is direct access onto undergraduate degree courses such as BEng where credits can also be used to contribute toward your degree programme.Previous students have historically been allowed commencement at year two or year three of a degree programme at University of Sunderland (at the discretion of the university, please enquire direct for planning purposes).

The college has very good relationships with local and national employers to make sure that your training gets you up-to-date with all the skills and knowledge employers are looking for and opens up a wide variety of career paths. An HND in Engineering is typically the level of education required for a move from a technician role to a more senior technical, supervisory or managerial role.

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Course detail
Classification Undergraduate
Course Mode Part-time
Level Level 5
Duration 1 year
Location Coast Road Campus
Annual fee £3070.00 *
Start September