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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 2022

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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 that 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 university level. 

What you will learn

· Electricity Power Systems

· Electrical Safety

· Electrical Machine Principles

· DC and AC Principles

· Three-Phase Systems

· Digital Electronics

· Electrical Networks and Resonance

· Power Electronics

· Application of Electrical and Electronic Devices

· Electrical Engineering: Graded Unit 1

· Communication: Practical Skills

· Information Technology: Applications Software 1

· Engineering Mathematics 1

Engineering Mathematics 2

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed throughout each unit 
  • There is a Graded Unit examination at the end of year one covering topics studied throughout the year where you are awarded either an A, B or C grade.  - (NB: Universities look for a B grade or higher.)
  • 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

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above in Mathematics and Physics or another science basewd subject. 
  • A relevant NC 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 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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