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Engineering: Electrical HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Nautical and STEM

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Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 1 year

26th Aug 2019, 1 year


Riverside Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course prepares you to become a Technician, or Technical Engineer in the Electrical Engineering Industry which deals with the production, transmission, distribution, and application of electricity and the manufacturing, installation, and maintenance of electrical equipment.

During the course, we will cover electrical circuit analysis using the latest available software packages, and laboratory analysis will be conducted on magnetic principles and practical electrical machines.

At the end of the course, there will be a graded exam. Successful completion of the course allows you to apply for a position to the second year of the HND Electrical Engineering course.

There is also a part-time HNC Electrical Engineering course which runs over two years, requiring one day study a week.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above including Mathematics and preferably Physics; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF level 6 in a relevant Engineering subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Electrical Safety.
  • Single Phase AC Circuits.
  • Electrical Machine Principle.
  • Maths for Engineers One: Electronics and Electrical.
  • Three Phase Circuits.
  • Power Systems.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career as a Technician Engineer.

Continuing Study

You may progress to studying an HND at the College, or enter year two of B Eng Electrical Power Systems at Glasgow Caledonian University.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 1 year
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome