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Engineering: Electrical 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 National 5 and 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

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above including Mathematics and preferably Physics; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF level 6 in a relevant Engineering subject that includes Mathematics Technician 1; 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 & Electrical.
  • Three Phase Circuits.
  • Power systems.

After the course


Careers -

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

Continuing study -

Successful students can progress to degree courses in related areas. Successful students 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, 2 years
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome