Electrical Engineering (full time) HNC
Campus Midlothian Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 7
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
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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
- Electricity Power Systems
- Electrical Safety
- Electrical Machine Principles
- DC and AC Principles
- Three-Phase Systems
- Electrical Networks and Resonance
- Application of Electrical and Electronic Devices
- Electrical Engineering: Graded Unit 1
- Communication: Practical Skills
- Information Technology: Applications Software 1
- Engineering Mathematics 1
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
- 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 RequirementsIELTS 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
Employment as an engineer in the electrical engineering field such as:
- Renewable energy and other emerging technologies
Funding & Fees
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