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Electronic Engineering (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

26th Aug 2019, 2 years


Riverside Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


Electronic engineers solve 21st century problems for industry and society. This course starts with you building and testing your own CityBytes microcomputer board. The board is integrated into the study of electronic circuits and you'll also use it to learn how to program embedded devices using ‘C’ programming language. The board can be used as a Bluetooth device, a game controller, a logic designer and hybrid audio amplifier. It even comes with an Android, or Windows mobile app.

The course reinforces theory with extensive practical work culminating in a substantial practical project. In previous years, projects have included a programmable drone, an ultrasonic tape measure, a solar powered baby incubator for disaster areas, a keyboard, and a remote control mini search and rescue vehicle.

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

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC Electronics OR
  • First year of HND Electronics

You should have a good grounding in maths for entry to the course.

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're interested in this subject.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Applications of Signal Processing and Conditioning.
  • Transmission Lines and Complex Waves.
  • Power Supply Circuits.
  • Microprocessors and Micro-controller Units.
  • Maths.

After the course


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

Continuing study

Successful completion of the HND course plus additional Maths for University will allow students to apply directly to our partner University, Glasgow Caledonian University for third-year entry into related B Eng (Hons) courses.

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