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sparkymalarky

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Hi Guys

I recently started the HNC in electrical and electronic engineering in online learning through teeside university. Im hoping someone on this is in the same boat as me. First assignment ENS-1-TMA already has me struggling as it is not electrically based. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Gonna be a long 18months or so!

Thanks in advance!

John
 

johnboy6083

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im starting HNC in electrical engineering in Sept, on day release. Ill prob be [posting on here a lot to get different views ect, but ill also have regularv access to others views on the course, which i can relay. Im really lloking fiorward to the challenge. Especially the maths! gulp.
Which module is TMA 1?
 
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sparkymalarky

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TMA 1 is engineer science assignment 1, it deals with static engineering systems etc. Very different to what I'm used to, no electrical involved as of yet. If you are doing day release with a college I have a feeling your course structure will be quite different?
 

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maybe mate, but the fundamental science and theory is the same, and as its the same course, the syllabus will be similar too. Obviously we can choose different modules, but im sure that the core ones are the same.
 
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sparkymalarky

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Yeah your probably right. Day release is the way to go I reckon, unfortunately I just couldn't get the time off from work. Yeah I think engineering science will be the trickiest, if like me your coming from all electrical background! At least there's some one on here I can relate too, it'll be a tough course I reckon.
 

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i think theres a few of us on here, most of whom who are doing the Colu route. I was very very lucky tha my company are paying for me to do it, with a transition to the office at the end of it!

Ive been thinking about if for ages, buit i decided that i would struggle to focus properly, and that i would gain more by day release.
 
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lewbo

Hi Sparkymalarky.

Did you have to do a maths birdging course to get on to the HNC ? and if so have you got any informaton ?
 
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sparkymalarky

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Aw your dead right! Sounds like you've got a good number there! I'll be using this HNC as springboard for a better job all being well!Mate if you know of anyone specific on here doing it online gimme a shout as I would like to get talking to some one!

Every day is a school day!
 
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sparkymalarky

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Yeah timbo, enrolled 4 days before the deadline!Phew! The hike in the prices was unbelievable! nearly 150% increase is madness! You on the course yourself mate?
 
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lewbo

Hi timbobelfast,

I see it says your location Kabul, i have just left Kabul and am in Kandahar (south afghan) i am just wondering what company you are working for and if you know of any more jobs out here as our contract may be coming to an end

Thanks
 

timbobelfast

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I had planned to but ended going with a Petroleum Open Learning course instead.

From what I gather it is heavy going and needs to be tackled head on. I think I would have struggled with support because of were im working at the minute.

Did you have to do the maths bridging module?
 
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sparkymalarky

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I had planned to but ended going with a Petroleum Open Learning course instead.

From what I gather it is heavy going and needs to be tackled head on. I think I would have struggled with support because of were im working at the minute.

Did you have to do the maths bridging module?
Judging by your location, It might be more beneficial to you? Oil rigs? Nah luckily enough did not have to do maths bridging module.
 
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so transposition, balancing of equations ect?
Yeah a lot of transposing equations so far. The techniques needed for answers are tricky, they teach you small parts of answers throughout the notes, then in the assignment you are required to combine different answer techniques. Interesting though.
 
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sparkymalarky

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sounds like you've got a plan in place, would love to do compex myself, have a friend works for micropack and that kinda work seems really interesting! Completely different industry.
 

Sparkattack

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I completed the HNC Electrical/Electronic engineering course on day release as part of my apprenticeship about 5 years ago. Id recommend looking at the engineering books by John Bird. I think the ones i used were the electrical circuit theory and technology and higher engineering mathematics books. Just done a quick search and there are new editions of these books available now, good luck!
 
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matthew92

l'll hopefully be doing it next month, two nights a week at college for two years. Interview this Tuesday for it.
 
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matthew92

Two nights a week for two years? Sounds good! Whereabouts in Northern Ireland is that pal?
Newry tech 6-10 at night, working out at 700 pound for the two years. Gonna be a lot of work due to an 8-5 day but it will be worth it in the end!!
 
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sparkymalarky

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Wouldn't suit most, them hours. Thats not a bad price though, does that include edexcel registration fee and exam fee's? Well all I can say is the best of luck with it buddy, and if your ever stuck just give me a shout....

and I will direct you to someone who may be able to help! :grin::cool:
 
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matthew92

That's the whole works mate, and if your making less than 16000 a year you can get a grant to over the cost of the course. ;)
Thanks pal.. I'm sure you will see me posting regularly for help.. gonna be a tuff two years!
 

LiveWire007

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Hi John,
What a coincidence buddy.
Having just upgraded my 2330 to 17[SUP]th[/SUP] Edition my mate directed me to this forum and by chance I came across your post. I too am doing my HNC Elec Eng through Teesside Uni and currently working on my first TMA in Engineering Science. Must admit I’m struggling with the mechanical side of things myself. Although you’re probably way more ahead than me I’m up for being a study buddy. Could do with a hand to be honest.



Maybe speak soon.

Nick
 
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c.hooren

Hi John and Nick,

I'm in exactly the same boat as you guys, except I'm on a HNC in Manufacturing Engineering with a mainly mechanical background and bracing myself for when I get hit with Electrical Science in the New Year!

If you guys need a hand on the mechanical side, I could use a hand with the Electrical side!

Regards,

Caillen
 

Justadaftspark

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Gents, Ive started the elect HNC with teesside and am doing it distance learning so i feel your pain!!!! doing static systems at the moment and finding the course material not easy to follow im on Q3 of TMA1 so far.......... I also had to do the bridging course and that was mental ive been out of study for 10 years or so. Happy to help out if i can.
 

LiveWire007

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Caillen, grantr37 and justadaftspark,
Its great to see others Battling/Doing the same course:)

Im gonna get back to TMA1 asap so a hand would be much appreciated guys. I cant send PM's yet(my count is too low) so if you wouldnt mind letting me know your emails(Only if you dont mind of course) then i can start pestering your straight away..................only kidding.


Thanks again


Nick
 

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Caillen, grantr37 and justadaftspark,
Its great to see others Battling/Doing the same course:)

Im gonna get back to TMA1 asap so a hand would be much appreciated guys.
I cant send PM's yet(my count is too low)
so if you wouldnt mind letting me know your emails(Only if you dont mind of course) then i can start pestering your straight away..................only kidding.


Thanks again


Nick
hi, livewire. if you want to get your post count up, access the 'new member introductions' section of the site and welcome a load of the newbies. you'll have the required number of posts in seconds.
 
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sparkymalarky

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Guys,

all this feedback is great! good to know everyone else is in the middle of the same struggles as myself :D

anyways, I have completed TMA 1 so if you need help don't be afraid to shout and I will definitely help you guys out!

If need be, I can send my email address in PM!

Thanks!
 

shagbite

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hi, sparky. can you tell me how this 'distance learning' thing works? do you ever have to attend college or, are the modules completed at home and sent to teesside via email? do you ever see a tutor? if not, how do you receive tuition? are there any exams, and if so, will you take them locally?

i've been thinking about what to do next, and hnc/d seems the logical step. my default choice would be the local college, where the hnd is available part time, but this teesside option has got me thinking.

by the way, the maths scares me to death! i've got the sixth edition of k.a. stroud's engineering mathematics and it really is above and beyond anything that i've done with C & G. i'll definitely have to do a bridging course. cheers mate.

p.s. did you know that the reg's aren't retrospective??? :rockon2: :rolleyes4:
 
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sparkymalarky

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No mate never attend college, all tuition is sent out by post 3 large folders of notes for each module. Each module is split into tutor marked assignments (TMA) which are completed at home an emailed the tutor regarding that particular TMA. No practical involved buddy! At the end of each module you have a tutor-student interview which I think is over the phone although I havnt had one yet! To honest mate it is tricky but it suits me down to the ground with work any everything else going on! I got away with not having to do the bridging course luckily enough!

And yes, I heard something about the regulations not being retrospective or something....lol.
 

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