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Engineering: Electrical (Part time day) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Nautical and STEM

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 36 weeks


Riverside Campus


£ 986


On this 2 year one day a week part time HND Electrical Engineering year 2 program, you'll expand on the electrical principles covered in the HNC Electrical Engineering. During the course, you'll be taught by staff with significant industry experience to develop your skills in a range of theory and practical disciplines. Many of the course units are project-based with report writing included in just over half of the second year subject units including a Graded Unit 2 technical project.

The course is designed to enable you to gain employment in the Electrical Engineering Industry and Electrical supply sector which deals with the production, transmission, distribution and application of electricity and the manufacture, installation, design and maintenance of electrical equipment or you can apply for third year of a degree program.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC in the appropriate Electrical Engineering subject; OR
  • Successful completion of HNC or HND first year at City of Glasgow College.

Additional selection requirements

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

What you study

You'll study:

  • Electrical Motor Drives.
  • Electrical Installation Design.
  • Power Electronics.
  • Electrical Switchgear and Protection.
  • Graded Unit 2 Electrical Engineering.
  • Maths for Engineers 3 and 4: Electronics and Electrical.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career within power generation and distribution, the oil and gas industries as well as the electrical systems design and installation sector. These areas have recognised the value of the HND Electrical Engineering course as many successful students have been recruited by blue-chip organisations and a wide range of industrial, commercial and production organisations.

Continuing Study

There is also an established two + two degree programme with Glasgow Caledonian University in both Power Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Renewables.

Under the scheme, you can progress to year three of the above degree programmes if you successfully achieve a minimum Grade 'B' in the Graded Unit 2 Engineering Project along with the correct full complement of supporting subject units.


How the course is taught

The course will be taught in two 18 week blocks with class sessions of two hours duration. You will also be required to work by self-study out with timetabled class contact and arrange lab entry for additional practical activities out with timetabled class contact within course study groups.

Assessment methods

Each unit will have a minimum of one learning outcome end of unit assessment which may also include a practical and report element. Some units have more than one learning outcome assessment which will be delivered within the timeframe of the unit.

On the 2nd year of the HND Electrical Engineering, you will also undertake a 2 Credit HND Graded Unit technical and practical project at SCQF level 8.

Additional Information


You will be asked to supply your own copy of recommended course books.  You will have to supply your own writing and drawing materials along with a scientific calculator.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    30th Aug 2021, 36 weeks
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 986