Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Qualification Framework: UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

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Code: BHNDE5

Guided Learning Hours: 960 Hours


Programme Structure:

The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 5 qualification made up a minimum of 240 credits of which 120 credits are at Level 5 and 120 credits are at Level 4 and usually attained via the HNC.

  • Pearson would expect that an HND students would have achieved at least 90 credits at Level 4 before progressing to Level 5 units. This allows for the students to submit the remaining 30 credits at Level 4 while undertaking their Level 5 study.
  • Students undertaking an HND who fail to successfully complete the full qualification may award an HNC, if their credit achievement permits.


ELITC offers the following units of study for earning a Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering).

No. Unit Descriptions Unit Level Unit Credit
1 Engineering Design* 4 15
2 Engineering Maths* 4 15
3 Engineering Science* 4 15
4 Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set)* 4 15
5 Electrical and Electronic Principles+ 4 15
6 Quality and Process Improvement 4 15
7 Digital Principles 4 15
8 Electronic Circuits and Devices 4 15
9 Research Project* 5 30
10 Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set)* 5 15
11 Further Mathematics+ 5 15
12 Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage+ 5 15
13 Industrial Systems+ 5 15
14 Lean Manufacturing 5 15
15 Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles 5 15
Total: 240

*Mandatory Core Units

+Mandatory Specialist Units

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Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants who are at least 18 years of age must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:
    • Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate and Minimum 1 GCE ‘A’ Level passes; or
    • Diploma in any field; or equivalent.
  • Mature applicants (at least 30 years of age) with minimum 8 years of relevant working experience but do not possess the required qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants should be free from colour appreciation deficiency.

Language Proficiency:

  • International applicants must have English Language 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 who have successfully completed at least 2 years of schooling in English medium.
  • Applicants who do not meet the above English Language requirements are required to pass in ELITC English Proficiency Entrance Test and/or an interview to be conducted by ELITC.

Duration:

The total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for 15 Units is 960 hrs. This programme is offered either as:

  • Full-time over 18 months which comprises a total of 6 trimesters. All classes will be conducted from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm on weekdays.
  • Part-time over 24 months which comprises a total of 8 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.

Training Medium:

This programme is conducted in English.

Training Methodology:

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

Essential Requirements:

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

Assessment:

There is a range of assessment methods that can be utilised, such as:

  • individual work assignment with/without presentation
  • group work assignment with/without presentation
  • written report with/without presentation
  • practical assessment and/or written assessment

BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering are assessed using a combination of internally assessed centre-devised internal assignments (which are set and marked by the Centre) and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments (which are set by Pearson and marked by the Centre). Pearson-set assignments are mandatory and target particular industry-specific skills. For the Level 5 HND, two core units: one core, 15 credit, unit at Level 4 and one core, 15 credit, unit at Level 5, will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment targeted at particular skills; all other units are assessed by centre-devised assignments.

Grading System:

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

Unit Grade Generic Grade Descriptors
Pass
  • All learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria have been met
Merit
  • Pass requirements achieved
  • All merit grade descriptors achieved through high performance in each learning outcome
Distinction
  • Pass and merit requirements achieved
  • All distinction grade descriptors achieved through outstanding performance across the unit as a whole

Certification:

To achieve a Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification within 4 years (from the registration date), student must have:

  • completed units which is equivalent to 120 credits at Level 4;
  • achieved at least a pass in 105 credits at Level 4;
  • completed units which is equivalent to 120 credits at Level 5; and
  • achieved at least a pass in 105 credits at Level 5

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:

Successful students with Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) – RQF can progress into the final year of the Bachelor degree programme recommended by Pearson Education Ltd.

For more information, please visit the degree course finder from Pearson website: https://degreecoursefinder.pearson.com.

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.