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Electrical Engineering (full time) HNC

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

Electrical Engineering HNC is a full-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus. The course is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in the electrical engineering industry. You will learn many valuable skills needed to work in the electrical engineering field including knowledge in Electrical Theory and Three Phase Systems.  

 

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. 

 

Edinburgh College works closely with many businesses and these connections can help you find part-time work to develop your practical and employability skills. The College will actively encourage and support you to seek relevant work experience.  

 

This course will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to progress onto HND Electrical Engineering or onto further study at a university level. 

What you will learn

  • Maths for Engineering
  • Digital Electronics
  • DC and AC systems
  • Three Phase Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Communication Skills

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed at the end of each unit 
  • There is an exam at the end of year one  
  • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain the award 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week 

Entry requirements

  • One Higher at Grade C or above in Physics or Mathematics  
  • A relevant NQ at Level 6 accompanied with a good academic reference recommending articulation to a higher level
  • Industrial experience and/or other qualifications will also be considered 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Electrical Engineering 
  • Progression into year two of study at Edinburgh Napier University or year one at Heriot-Watt University 

Career options

Employment as an engineer in the electrical engineering field such as: 

  • Generation
  • Distribution 
  • Research 
  • Manufacture 
  • Renewable energy and other emerging technologies 

Study Options

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

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