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Electrical and Electronic Engineering HND

This is an award of Teesside University delivered at a partner college of your choice. This programme offers study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. The course is for higher technicians in electrical and electronics design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding.


Course overview

This is an award of Teesside University delivered at a partner college of your choice:

Hartlepool College of Further Education (01429 295000 or

Redcar & Cleveland College (01642 473132 or

This award is also available online, for details see HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering by Flexible Open Learning.

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Course details

Course structure

Level 5 core modules

Further Mathematics (HN)

You are introduced to the concepts necessary for the successful analysis of engineering problems and apply numerical methods relevant to solving advanced mathematical problems arising from engineering and technology

You learn how to use applications of number theory in practical engineering situations, solve systems of linear equations relevant to engineering applications using matrix methods, approximate solutions of contextualised examples with graphical and numerical methods, and review models of engineering systems using ordinary differential equations.

Industrial Systems (HN)

The speed and efficiency of many industrial processes is due, largely, to the control systems selected for the application and the engineer’s ability to apply the most appropriate technology for their operation. This module presents a structured approach to the development of advanced electronic solutions in a range of industrial situations. Topics included are techniques and applications of electrical and electronic engineering as they apply to various branches of industry such as component handling, controlling the speed or torque of a motor or responding to change of circumstances in a process.

Research Project (HN)

You are introduced to the skills necessary to deliver a complex, independently-conducted research project within an engineering context. You are required to conduct research in order to produce a project that considers an original objective, explains the critical thinking skills employed in solving engineering problems and reflects upon multiple perspectives in order to reach a balanced and justifiable conclusion, all while employing methods of effective communication.


and three optional modules

Combinational and Sequential Logic (HN)

This module develops the theory of digital techniques, to more practical and complex applications of both combinational and sequential logic. You design and test circuits choosing appropriate components using information from manufacturers’ data sheets.

Control Systems and Automation (HN)

You gain an insight into the principles of control engineering and how these principles can be used to model engineering systems and processes. This module involves mathematical analysis and theory; practical situations are examined using computer simulation tools.

Embedded Systems (HN)

This teamwork module gives you the chance to solve an industrially relevant problem.

It develops your knowledge of embedded systems and the programming and application of these systems in real time.

Measurement and Testing (HN)

This module develops the knowledge and skills required to perform complex measurement and test procedures on electrical and electronic systems. This module also develops your understanding of the concepts of measurement and test. In particular, the module is designed to develop the underpinning knowledge and skills required to perform complex measurement and test procedures.

Quality Assurance and Management (HN)

This module investigates the principles of quality assurance and quality control and their function within a quality management system. In addition, you address the practical application of statistical quality control software.

Sustainability (HN)

Sustainability is a multidisciplinary challenge, and engineers of the future will have to work collaboratively with a whole range of other stakeholders, such as scientists, politicians and financiers, if they are to be able to produce the practical and technological solutions required within the necessarily urgent time scales.  

You gain a wide range of knowledge and understanding of the issues and topics associated with sustainability and low carbon engineering. Living and working in the 21st century will bring a range of sustainability challenges that our society has not seen before. For many people on our planet key resources such as food, water and energy will be in short supply, whilst the effects of climate change will be felt by everyone.  

Sustainable Electrical Energy Supply (HN)

You are introduced to the field of existing and renewable energy systems. There are many alternative sources of energy (some green) which can be converted to an electrical form, providing energy for transport, heat/cooling and lighting, as well as energy for various industrial processes and applications.

Power electronic converters are an essential component of renewable and distributed energy sources, including wind turbines, photovoltaics, marine energy systems and energy storage systems. It is necessary to gain a clear understanding of, and be able to examine, the technical implications of providing sustainable electrical energy to meet the energy demand of the future.


Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

You build on your knowledge and skills gained in your HNC by studying Level 5 modules that cover the needs of industry.

The course combines practical sessions, lectures and tutorials. You are required to complement your college-based learning with self-study.

How you are assessed

Assessment is by a range of integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests which are planned throughout the year.

Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

This HND course is a top-up to a HNC. You need a HNC in the same discipline.

We are not accepting applications from international students requiring a Student Visa for this course.

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements

You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Career opportunities

You may progress to the final year of the BEng Tech (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Teesside University.

The qualification provides you with the opportunity to seek career development into senior positions in national and international companies.



  • Not available full-time


2023/24 entry

Fee for UK applicants
£4,500 (120 credits)

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  • Length: 2 years
  • Attendance: One day a week (days may vary by location)
  • Start date: September
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