Duration: 3 Years Part-time
Number of weeks: 30
Start date: 19th September 2018
End date: 29th May 2019
Time: 09:00 - 21:00
Information Event: Y
Fee for 2018/2019 Academic Year:
• Engineering Mathematics
• Mechanical Science
• Electrical Science 1
• CAD Techniques 1
• Professional Studies
• Electric Science 2
• Automation & Fluid Power
• Manufacturing Processes
•Electrical & Electronic Principles
• Industrial Robot Technology
• Energy & Maintenance Sys’s
• Electronic Systems
• CAD/CAM 2
• Work Based Learning
A Certificate of Higher Education in Engineering is available on successful completion of all Level 4 units.
Each module is assessed by using a range of assessment methods.
Course UpdatePlease note that due to campus redevelopment Ballymena and Coleraine courses may be relocated to alternative suitable locations.
• A minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points comprising a pass grade in at least one STEM subject at Advanced GCE or AS GCE level. Candidates must have studied Maths or Physics to at least Level 3 along with relevant engineering industrial experience.
• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (PPP) in an Engineering Programme and relevant engineering industrial experience.
• BTEC Level 3 Diploma (MP) in an Engineering Programme and relevant engineering industrial experience.
• A qualification or set of qualifications considered by the Course Team to be equivalent to one of the above.
•GCSE English Grade C or approved equivalent.
In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to select candidates from those achieving the highest grades.
Where mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 13th August, as an application deadline will apply.
Where applicants do not meet the necessary entry requirements, students may be offered to study the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.
Please Note If a course is over-subscribed the college reserves the right to enhance the entry criteria.
Students successfully completing the course will be suitable for full-time employment and/or progression to full-time and part-time degree in related disciplines. Foundation Degree students with appropriate grades will be eligible for exemption from the first year of related degree programmes at the University of Ulster.
Engineering & Science
Level 5 HND in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Deborah studied A-Level Mathematics, History and Geography and joined the Northern Regional College in Sept 2013 to study HND Level 5 Electrical & Electronic Engineering. She wishes to gain valuable work experience for her future career and has been successful in being offered a placement year with Schrader Electronics, Antrim where she is due to start in July 2013. The paid placement year will allow Deborah to put into practise the knowledge that she has already gained in year one of her level 5 studies and shall allow her to work on a variety of engineering projects whilst exposing her to variety of job roles in industry.
Engineering & Science
Level 5 HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering Placement Student - Schrader Electronics
Schrader Electronics is an global Automotive Product Market Leader. • They have bases is several countries including 10 Sales and Engineering Support Sites, 5 Technical Support Centres and 3 Manufacturing Facilities including Antrim and Carrickfergus. More than 51% (51.1%) of automotive manufacturers use Schrader products in their vehicles. They produce a large range fluid and air sensing and control technology for a range of industries including automotive, manufacturing, medical and aviation sectors.
Why study a Placement Year?
I wanted to expand my understanding of engineering and the engineering industry, allowing me to find out what is really needed to attain a job once I finish my HND. I wanted to experience a real engineering work environment which would hopefully give me the chance to apply some of the theoretical knowledge gained from my first year of college expanding on my practical abilities and finding out more about electrical equipment used within industry. I can now include a one year work experience on my C.V. I received one full years pay to help with the financial costs of college.
I was a member of the Automation Department and had several key roles throughout my placement year:
In charge of the Technical Files for new projects undertaken (electrical aspects)
Electrical component selection and procurement
Design of electrical schematics
Construction of the Electrical Enclosure/ machine installation
I worked on many new pieces of equipment which I would not have been able to if I had not been on placement. I have widened my knowledge within many new PLC languages gaining lots of hands on practical experience in industry. I was able to take part in the Undergraduate Development Program, a great experience which gave me 2 new qualifications/ achievements to put onto my C.V. On completing my placement I have more motivation to achieve a top grade in my HND.