I decided to enrol with UniCourse because they had good reviews and they were offering very reasonably priced engineering qualifications. Their courses also include 7x day tutor support and they let you create your own syllabus from a large selection of really interesting optional modules.
When I first signed up for the HNC in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, my goal was to obtain a professional qualification to support my role of Access Control Adviser. However, after completing the HNC with a distinction in just 3.5 months*, I decided I wanted to develop my career within the electrotechnical industry even further, and so I signed up for the Electrical and Electronic Engineering HND!
I really enjoyed studying online with UniCourse because they provide you with a great selection of learning materials for each of the individual modules and these are comprehensive enough to help you to complete each of the individual assignments, without tutor support. Being able to study at my own pace and without the need for additional assistance, helped me to stay in control of my studies and also helped me to develop confidence and the motivation to undertake a University degree course.
“What I liked most about my distance learning engineering course is that it wasn’t all about writing essays and a lot of the assignments allowed you to combine knowledge with creativity. ”
Some of the questions also involved using different software applications to develop and analyse products/systems. Analysing and developing different electronic control systems, researching renewable energy sources, creating a newsletter about the 4th Industrial revolution, using Python to create a robot and MATLAB to simulate a renewable energy source, are just some of the tasks I found most enjoyable.
“The support UniCourse offers is excellent and the tutors are very efficient and normally respond to emails/mark your work within 24 hours. The way UniCourse operate really helps you to stay motivated and gives you the encouragement you need to complete all assignments to the best of your ability.”
I was a bit apprehensive when I first started my distance learning course as I wasn’t sure what to expect and I didn’t know how the online workbooks would assist me with the course. Now that I have completed the course, I think everyone should consider online learning, especially those who have families or are in full time work. Distance learning offers so much flexibility and it allows you to design your studies around your work/personal life.
The one downside I found with distance learning is that you don’t have the opportunity to “ask a quick question” during your studies, like you would in a face to face lecture/ class room course however, UniCourse do respond to emails really quickly so you don’t have to wait long for an answer.
Since completing my HND, my employer has acknowledged my technical capabilities and helped me to step into the role of Electronic Systems Technician, which involves designing and managing a multitude of different electronic systems. I would now like to use my HND to develop my career and technical knowledge. I am hoping to become an Electronics Engineer and I am actively looking into how I can top up to an engineering degree, undertaking a distance or blended learning University degree.
For anyone else thinking about undertaking an online course, all I can say is “Do it!”. It gives you control and you do not need to feel like you are doing this on your own as there is professional support in the background and this can be just as good, if not even better than the support you would receive from a ‘classroom’ college course.
*Please note that this is strongly advised against. UniCourse recommend an absolute minimum of 9 months spent on an HNC. However, we are unable to prevent learners working at their own pace, therefore there are a very small number of cases where the course duration is under 6 months.
"You are provided with all the resources you need and the support is fantastic. I would recommend Unicourse to anyone looking for distance learning at their own pace."
"I have enjoyed my course so far with Unicourse, I have found it a lot more flexible and can fit it around my hectic lifestyle a lot easier than attending college with assignment deadlines. Any problem I have had with the course have been answered very quickly. I would recommend Unicourse to others who are busy but want to carry on with education."
"From the start of the enrolment phase, UniCourse admin team made everything simple and clear how the course would be laid out with the program ‘Moodle’ I would be using. The course is a very convenient way to study even if you are already fully employed like myself and lecturers were easily contactable and friendly. Overall I had pleasant experience with unicourse and would recommend them to anyone looking to improve on their education"
"My dream of finishing my studies has been possible only because of Unicourse, they have given me the opportunity to be flexible with my studies and hold a full time job all at the same time. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to study and work at the same time. I have found them to be very helpful with all my queries and they are quick to help me solve my problems. This is so convenient for me I can study in my own time and in my own home no need to travel to college at a certain time. After finishing my current HNC course I hope to start HND with Unicourse they are fantastic i am very pleased with them."
"With a full time Job and 2 very young kids a normal 9-5 course was not an option. It was becoming increasingly difficult to better my career options. Finding Unicourse on the internet has really opened up my learning potential. Their professionalism, knowledge and flexibility are really first class. To sum them up in one word.... Awesome!"
"I have found Unicourse to not only be a very convenient way to study as I am a self employed full time electrician, but also the course tutor to be very helpful. Whether I require help by phone, email or a live web session he is always available. The tutor also returns marked work very quickly allowing me plenty of time to make any adjustments. I have found Unicourse to afford me the best opportunity to progress my career whilst also continuing to work full time. "
"I have really enjoyed my experience so far with Unicourse.org even obtaining a Distinction on my first module. The staff and lecturers are quick and helpful with their responses to any and all enquiries and the video conferencing platform is very helpful when discussing intricate subject matter. I would highly recommend the course to anyone wishing to broaden their horizons whilst holding down a full time job."
"Great tutors, easy to follow workbooks, great support, would highly recommend."
"Time and place were severe obstacles to me achieving a HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Thankfully, the flexible options offered by Unicourse have allowed me to undertake my HND from home with them while working full-time. They have personalised my HND, allowing me to choose from many optional units. The traditional colleges I looked up did not offer option choices at all. I have also managed to complete my HND with Unicourse in a fraction of the time that would have been necessary at other colleges. I am really pleased that I made the right choice. The support I got was fantastic."
"The flexibility of the courses and the professionalism of the staff make UniCourse a great way to improve your personal skills with a chance of a future career."
"If you want to succeed I personally suggest you apply to UniCourse. Why? After many years away from study I did my HNC. It was hard work but with superb help and guidance I obtained 8 Distinctions. This year I am doing my HND in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with UniCourse. Again, UniCourse are pulling out all the stops with high quality assignments, a one-to-one videoconferencing platform, incredible feedback and comprehensive support when needed."