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Engineering: Electrical (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Nautical and STEM

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Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 2 years


Riverside Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


On this Electrical Engineering course, you'll expand on the electrical principles covered in Higher level. During the course, you'll be taught by staff with significant industry experience to develop your skills in a range of science disciplines.

Many of the course modules are project-based, with report writing included in second-year modules. The course is also designed for higher level technicians in the Electrical Engineering Industry which deals with the production, transmission, distribution and application of electricity and the manufacture, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment.

The course can also be studied over three years on a day-release top-up programme, after completion of the Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering.

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

Additional selection requirements

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

What you study

You'll study:

  • Electrical Motor Drives.
  • Induction Motors.
  • Electronics and Electrical.
  • Three Phase Motors.
  • Power Systems and Energy Technologies.
  • Maths for Engineers 3 and 4: Electronics and Electrical.
  • Renewable Energy.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career as a trainee within the oil and gas industries which recognise the value of the course. Many students have been recruited by blue-chip organisations as well as a wide range of industrial and commercial 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 get a minimum Grade 'B' in the engineering project.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 2 years
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome