Edinburgh College Banner

Engineering

Electrical Engineering (full time) HNC

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Full time

Start date Aug 2024

Course enquiry form

Note your interest for this course.
Enter your full name
Enter your email address
This form collects your name and email address so we can contact you with pre-application information on future courses including application deadlines, campus open days and course information. Read our privacy notice to find out how we collect, store and use your data (and for information on withdrawing your consent).

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 of 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

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 based 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
      Midlothian Campus Full time 26/08/24

      You may also be interested in these courses

      Engineering

      IOSH Managing Safely

      This course is designed for managers who want to further their training in health and safety. This course will give mana...

      Read more and apply

      Campus
      Sighthill Campus

      Qualification
      SCQF Level 7

      Study mode
      Part time

      Engineering

      IMI Level 3 Award in Electric and Hybrid System Repair and Replacement

      This qualification contains the skills and knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle's high-voltage electrical ...

      Read more and apply

      Campus
      Sighthill Campus

      Qualification
      SCQF Level 5

      Study mode
      Part time

      Engineering

      IMI Level 4 Award in the Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles and Components

      This qualification is designed for delegates who maintain and repair electric/hybrid vehicles with the knowledge and ski...

      Read more and apply

      Campus
      Sighthill Campus

      Qualification
      SCQF Level 6

      Study mode
      Part time

      Engineering

      Applied Science HNC

      This course is ideal if you’re looking to develop a career requiring practical knowledge of the Sciences. You’ll study e...

      Read more and apply

      Campus
      Sighthill Campus

      Qualification
      SCQF Level 7

      Study mode
      Full time

      Engineering

      Applied Science Level 5

      Applied Science Level 5 is designed to develop your knowledge of the science industry. You will learn essential skills n...

      Read more and apply

      Campus
      Sighthill Campus

      Qualification
      SCQF Level 5

      Study mode
      Full time

      Engineering

      Applied Science NC Level 6

      Applied Science NC Level 6 is designed to develop your knowledge of the science industry. You will learn the skills need...

      Read more and apply

      Campus
      Sighthill Campus

      Qualification
      SCQF Level 6

      Study mode
      Full time

      Engineering

      Electrical and Electronic Engineering University Route (incorporating HND Electrical Engineering)

      If you want to pursue a career as an electrical engineer, this course is designed for you.  Electrical and Electronic En...

      Read more and apply

      Campus
      Midlothian Campus

      Qualification
      SCQF Level 8

      Study mode
      Full time