Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (QCF)

(Teach-out by July 2018)


Guided Learning Hours: 480 Hours

Programme Structure:

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (QCF) is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits of which 50 credits (earned from Unit 1 to Unit 3) are mandatory. It must contain a minimum of 65 credits at Level 4.

ELITC offers the following units of study for earning a BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (QCF).

Unit No. Unit Descriptions Unit Level Unit Credit
1 Analytical Methods for Engineers* 4 15
2 Engineering Science* 4 15
3 Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation* 5 20
4 Combinational and Sequential Logic 4 15
5 Programmable Logic Controllers 4 15
6 Management of Projects 4 15
7 Statistical Process Control 5 15
8 Digital and Analogue Devices and Circuits 5 15
Total: 125

* Mandatory Core Units

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Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants who are at least 18 years of age to satisfy at least one of the following requirments:
    • GCE ’A’ Level passes in Mathematics or Science subject or equivalent; or
    • Pearson BTEC Level 3 / WSQ-Advanced Certificate qualification in Engineering or equivalent; or
    • Higher Nitec / ITC qualification in Engineering or equivalent; or
    • Nitec in Engineering or equivalent may apply for admission under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Shortlisted applicants need to complete a bridging programme conducted by ELITC.
  • Mature applicants (at least 21 years of age) with minimum 2 years of relevant working experience but do not possess the required qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis
  • International applicants must have English Proficiency with:
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 5.50; or
    • A level of competence equivalent to a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500 or equivalent
  • Applicants should be free from colour appreciation deficiency.


The total minimum required Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for 8 Units is 480 hrs. This programme is offered either as:

  • Full-time over 9 months which comprises a total of 3 trimesters. All classes will be conducted from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm on weekdays. Full-time students will have an average of 25 GLH per week.
  • Part-time over 12 months which comprises a total of 4 trimesters. All classes will be conducted 2 sessions per week from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm or 2 evening sessions during weekdays from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm and 1 weekend session from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. Part-time students will have an average of 12 GLH per week.

Training Medium:

This programme is conducted in English.

Training Methodology:

This programme is delivered through lectures, E-learning, tutorials, lab, hands-on activities, role-plays, case studies, work assignments, group discussions and discussion forums.

Essential Requirements:

  • Scientific Calculator: CASIO FX-570MS / CASIO FX-991MS / SHARP EL-506W / SHARP EL-520W
  • Personal Laptop


Assessments will be conducted through the two components as follows:

  • Continuous Assessment Component. This is to assess the student on a continuous basis throughout the entire trimester. This assessment strategy includes quiz, lab assessment, group project, individual work assignment with presentation, group-based assignment with presentations and other forms of assessment.
  • Final Assessment Component. This is normally held at the end of a trimester. Most of the units require the students to undertake practical assessment and/or written assessment.

Grading System:

Each successfully completed unit will be graded a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Unit Grade Generic Grade Descriptors
  • All learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria have been met
  • Pass requirements achieved
  • All merit grade descriptors achieved
  • Pass and merit requirements achieved
  • All distinction grade descriptors achieved


Student must achieve a minimum of 120 credits (of which at least 65 must be at Level 4) and pass all the 8 Units to be awarded with Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (QCF) certificate within 2 years from the registration date.

Student must satisfy the minimum attendance requirements in all the units for the award of Statement of Attendance. Full-time Students, both local and international, must attain a minimum of 90% of scheduled unit hours or not be absent from the unit for consecutive 7 days. As for Part-time Students, the minimum attendance requirement is 80%.

Progression Pathway:

As this programme earns global recognition, students who have qualified up to Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (QCF) would have earned enough credits for direct entry to recognised universities in UK, USA and Australia.

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Career Prospects:

This programme helps students to gain employment opportunities in the manufacturing as well as the electrical or electronic engineering sector where students may move towards supervisory or managerial positions. This programme also serves as a good training route for students to switch into electrical or electronic engineering sector.

Sample Certificate:

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