Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

A BTEC/QCF Level 4 Qualification for Engineering Technicians. Successful completion of this course may allow students to progress onto the one year HND Engineering Conversion course offered at Kingston College, or to an appropriate Engineering Degree Programme.  The HNC may also be studied alongside an Apprenticeship. This HNC, together with the Mechanical Engineering HNC and the General Engineering HNC is sponsored by a range of companies with whom the College has long and well established links.  Suitable for both apprentices and general students, this course provides development to Level 4 and possibly also to Level 5, which many companies require for their apprenticeship schemes and general staff training.


Course Content

Units studied may include:


Year 1:  

  • Unit 1 - Analytical Methods for Engineers (Mandatory)
  • Unit 2 - Engineering Science (Mandatory)
  • Unit 66 - Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles
  • Unit 68 - Aplication of Power Electronics
  • Unit 71 - Combinational and Sequential Logic

Year 2:

  • Unit 1 - Analytical Methods for Engineers (Mandatory)
  • Unit 3 - Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (Mandatory)
  • Unit 5 - Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Unit 8 - Engineering Design
  • Unit 22 - Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Unit 37 - Management of Projects.


Year 2:  Electrical and Electronic Principles (core), Analytical Methods (cont), Engineering Design (core), Project (core) Management of Projects. Possible Year 2 Option: Either PLCs or Utilisation of Electrical Energy

The award is made upon the achievement of 60 credits in Year 1 and 95 credits in Year 2 from the modules studied.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a full BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with appropriate grades (a minimum of two merit grades, one of which must be Maths), or 48 UCAS points from two appropriate full A Levels, including Maths at a minimum of grade C. All suitable applicants will be required to have a formal interview and are given a diagnostic test to confirm background and to verify that the Maths base is genuinely solid enough to be developed to Level 4 as the HNC at this level is quite heavily analytical and relies on a firm foundation.

Applications from International students with equivalent qualifications and IELTS 6.0 are welcome.

Duration and Delivery

One day a week for two years. This has usually been on a Wednesday in Year 1 and a Tuesday in Year 2.

Course start date every September, exact date to be confirmed.


Students may progress onto the one year HND Engineering Conversion course offered at Kingston College, or to an appropriate Engineering Degree Programme.

Additional Information

Current Tuition Fees: Home/EU students - £3320 plus an additional £180 BTEC Registration fee, in the 1st year only / International Students - £9000 plus awarding body fees and consumables.
Fees quoted are per year of study and may be subject to change. Please contact us for the latest fees advice.

 Awarding Body: Edexcel.

Suitable applicants should apply online. For further information, please contact Suresh Sreedharan in the School of Engineering 020 8268 3173 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. providing relevant telephone numbers so that you can be contacted directly.


This course is delivered at the Kingston College Kingston Hall Road Centre, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston on Thames, KT1 2AQ.


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