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To apply for this programme follow the 'apply' link at the top of this page and fill out a York College application form.

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Higher National Diploma’s offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding.

The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector and its national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment.

The HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering has been developed to focus on:

  • the education and training of electrical/electronic engineers/technicians who are employed at a professional level in a variety of types of technical work, such as in: electrical, electronic or communication design, manufacture, maintenance and technical services areas of the engineering industry
  • providing opportunities for electrical/electronic engineers/technicians to achieve a nationally recognised Level 5 vocationally specific qualification
  • providing opportunities for full-time learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment as an engineer/technician or progress to higher education vocational qualifications, such as a full or part-time degree in electrical/electronic/communication engineering or related area
  • providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life

This qualification meets the needs of the above by preparing individuals for a range of technical and management careers in electrical, electronic or communication engineering by equipping individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the industry.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed a HNC or equivalent in a similar subject.

All applicants will have a minimum of a telephone interview with the programme leader. To ensure we can: provide appropriate information and advice and clarity of provision, identify applicants’ needs, select on the basis of each applicant’s previous qualifications and experience and select on the basis that the applicant’s employment is relevant to the programme.

There are instances where an applicant may have a ‘non-standard’ profile to the above and it is at the discretion of the Engineering Division to assess this on an individual basis.

Duration and Attendance

22nd February 2018

The programme will be studied on a part-time basis over 18 months.

Programme Content

Students must complete eight units as listed below:

Engineering Design
Electronic Principles
Microprocessor Systems
Combinational and Sequential Logic
Data Communications and Networks
Quality and Business Improvement
Personal and Professional Development
Quality Assurance and Management
All units will be individually graded as ‘pass, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’.
This qualification provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. Full-time learners have the opportunity to do this through formal work placements or part-time employment experience.


A key progression path for HND learners is to the third year of a degree or honours degree programme in engineering-related areas such as electrical engineering, electronics or communications engineering, depending on the match of the HND units to the degree programme in question.

The HND also allows progression into or within employment in the electrical and electronic engineering sector where learners may work towards Incorporated Engineer status.

Course Fees

  Fee 2017/18 (starts) Fee 2018/19 (starts)
Part time £5600 £5750

International Students should call the International team at York College on 01904 770425.

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If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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