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Robotics and Electronic Engineering HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Faculty of Building, Engineering and Energy

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Mode of Study


Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 1 year

27th Aug 2018, 1 year


Riverside Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course teaches the basics you'll need to pursue a career as an Electronic Engineer. The journey to becoming a professional engineer starts by building and testing your own CityBytes microcomputer board (Watch the brief CityBytes video here).

The board is used to study electronic circuits and learning how to program embedded devices, using ‘C’ programming language. The board can be used as a Bluetooth device, a game style gesture controller, a logic designer and hybrid audio amplifier. It even comes with an Android or Windows mobile app.

The majority of our students progress to HND Electronics and use the board as a template when designing their own project.

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

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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:

  • Electronic Testing Skills.
  • Combinational Logic.
  • Sequential Logic.
  • AC/DC Principles.
  • Electrical Networks and Resonance.
  • Analogue Electronic Principles.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career as an Electronics Technician in electronic manufacturing and service industries, including construction, installation, and repair of electronic equipment and systems.

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

You may progress to second year HND Electronics, after successfully completing the HNC Electronics.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 1 year
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome