SCQF Level 8

Course Overview
If you`re looking to develop your knowledge and skills of electrical and electronic engineering to a high standard, this course is ideal.

In Year 1 you’ll follow the HNC Electrical Engineering course. It’s designed to make sure you meet the varied needs of industry and commerce through your graded unit and Mathematics for Engineering - just what you need to prepare you for your second year.

Year 2 HND will provide you with a solid foundation and practical skills in advanced electrical concepts and theories. You’ll use the latest software and study technical subjects to give you a practical understanding of analogue digital electronics, MCU processing, embedded systems and electrical theory.

In Year 3 & 4 you’ll study at Edinburgh Napier University or Heriot-Watt University. In your degree-level studies, you’ll develop your skills and knowledge even further, gaining practical knowledge through a large team-based project incorporating digital and software design mechanics and management. This will allow you to develop a high level of electrical and electronic engineering knowledge you for your career in this industry.
What You Will Learn
  • Mathematics
  • Analogue Digital Electronics
  • MCU Processing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Electrical Theory
  • Energy Systems
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Physical Electronics
  • Communications
  • Digital and Software Design
  • Mechanics Management
Entry Requirements
  • Two Highers in Physics, Maths or Technological subject
  • A relevant NQ at Level 6 accompanied with a good academic reference recommending articulation to a higher level
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Continuous assessment
  • Graded unit in years 1 and 2
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • Entry test followed by one to one interview
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Universities including Edinburgh Napier University or Heriot-Watt University
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Career Opportunities
An engineer in the electrical engineering field particularly
  • generation
  • distribution
  • research
  • manufacture
  • renewable energy and other emerging technologies
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • 3
Course Cost And Funding Options
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