Qualification Framework: UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)
Guided Learning Hours: 960 Hours
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|
|4||Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson-set)*||4||15|
|5||Electrical and Electronic Principles+||4||15|
|6||Quality and Process Improvement||4||15|
|8||Electronic Circuits and Devices||4||15|
|10||Professional Engineering Management (Pearson-set)*||5||15|
|12||Industrial Power, Electronics and Storage+||5||15|
|15||Further Electrical, Electronic and Digital Principles||5||15|
*Mandatory Core Units
+Mandatory Specialist Units
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This programme is conducted in English.
This programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, lab, hands-on activities, role-plays, case studies, work assignments, group discussions.
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.
Each successfully completed unit will be graded a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
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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%.
- 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.
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- 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 and had the required English Language competency.
- 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.
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 finder from Pearson website: https://www.highernationals.com/degree-finder.
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.
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.Full Time (18 Months)
REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE ORIENTATION DATE COMMENCEMENT MONTH COMPLETION MONTH 28 Feb 2020 18 Mar 2020 Apr 2020 Sep 2021 31 May 2020 18 Jun 2020 Jul 2020 Dec 2021 30 Aug 2020 18 Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Mar 2022
Each unit is taught over 2 weeks from Monday to Friday.
Weekday class: 9.00am to 5.30pm
(Course schedules are subject to changes at ELITC’s sole discretion.)
- 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.Part Time (24 Months)
REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE ORIENTATION DATE COMMENCEMENT MONTH COMPLETION MONTH 28 Feb 2020 18 Mar 2020 Apr 2020 Mar 2022 31 May 2020 18 Jun 2020 Jul 2020 Jun 2022 30 Aug 2020 18 Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Sep 2022
Each unit is taught over 6 weeks with 2 evening classes and 1 weekend class.
Evening classes: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Weekend class: 9.00am to 4.00pm
(Course schedules are subject to changes at ELITC’s sole discretion.