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Electrical Engineering (day release) HNC

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

Electrical Engineering HNC is a day-release programme (a system of allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses) taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus. The course is designed for those interested in progressing in their career in the electrical engineering industry. You will learn many valuable skills needed to work in the electrical engineering field including knowledge in Production, Transmission, Distribution and Application of Electricity.  

You will learn the knowledge required to become a technician or technical engineer in the electrical engineering industry. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the electrical engineering industry. You will also have access to Edinburgh College workshops where you will use up-to-date technology and equipment. The course is based in both the workshop and classroom ensuring you get a combination of practical and technical skills. 

What you will learn

  • Production
  • Transmission
  • Distribution
  • Application of Electricity

How the course is assessed

  • You will be continually assessed in year one 
  • There is a graded unit in year two 
  • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain the award 

Number of days per week

  • 1 day per week for 2 years 

Entry requirements

  • NC Higher Electrical Engineering or an appropriate group of National Units 
  • Direct entry to the course is also possible if you have a Higher in Mathematics or Physics 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Degree-level studies in electrical engineering such as year two BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Heriot-Watt University 

Career options

  • Electrical engineer
  • Engineering technician
  • Electronics technician
  • Electronics engineer
  • Electrician

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Midlothian Campus Part time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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