Higher National Diploma’s offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector and its national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment. You will study in the new York College Construction and Skills Centre, a purpose built facility containing two large workshop spaces, engineering labs, classrooms and IT suites meeting the needs of your studies, as well as those of the industry. The Engineering department staff are dedicated to ensure you receive the support you need including one-on-one contact. With a huge range of industry experience, you can be confident you will learn the latest industry practises in state-of-the-art surroundings. The HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering has been developed to focus on the education and training of electrical/electronic engineers/technician, who are employed at a professional level in a variety of types of technical work, such as in electrical, electronic or communication design, manufacture, maintenance and technical services areas of the engineering industry. It provides opportunities for electrical/electronic engineers/technicians to achieve a nationally recognised Level 5 vocationally specific qualification and provides opportunities for full-time learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment as an engineer/technician or progress to higher education vocational qualifications, such as a full or part-time degree in electrical/electronic/communication engineering or related area. There will be opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. This qualification meets the needs of the above by preparing individuals for a range of technical and management careers in electrical, electronic or communication engineering by equipping individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the industry. HND modules include Engineering Design, Electronic Principles, Microprocessor Systems, Combinational and Sequential Logic, Data Communications and Networks, Quality and Business Improvement, Personal and Professional Development and Quality Assurance and Management. This qualification provides opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. Full-time learners have the opportunity to do this through formal work placements or part-time employment experience. A key progression path for HND learners is to the third year of a degree or honours degree programme in engineering-related areas such as electrical engineering, electronics or communications engineering, depending on the match of the HND units to the degree programme in question. The HND also allows progression into or within employment in the electrical and electronic engineering sector where learners may work towards Incorporated Engineer status.