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Electrical Engineering with Electronics NQ

(SCQF level 5)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Nautical and STEM

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 1 year

Location

Riverside Campus

Overview

Looking to become a technician or technical engineer?

This course will develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of the electrical engineering industry, as well as helping with the specific skills you'll need to succeed. You'll be taught by staff with significant engineering experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students. Throughout the year, you'll be continually assessed and you'll have the ability to discuss your evaluation of modules. You will be asked to carry out practical electrical workshop work where you will need to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

This Electrical Engineering course will equip you with an understanding of the knowledge surrounding electrical & electronic engineering technologies. You'll gain an understanding of how circuits work, the variety of components and systems that you may encounter in the Electrical Industry, together with the tools and skills required to work in the sector.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Four National 4 qualifications including Mathematics and a Science subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

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 area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

These are some of the units you will study:

  • Electrical Principles.
  • Electrical Wiring Skills.
  • Fundamental Electrical Systems.
  • Electrical Test and Measurement.
  • Mathematics.
  • Earthing Systems.
  • Practical Electronic.
  • Installation of Conduit Systems.

After the course

Careers

The course is aimed at providing opportunities to progress into Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships or other Engineering Sectors.

Continuing Study

Satisfactory completion of this course allows possible progression to NC Level 6 Electrical Engineering at City of Glasgow College.

Teaching

How the course is taught

You will be taught by a mixture of practical and theory classes. The course will be taught in two 18 week blocks with class sessions of two hours duration. You will need to undertake self-study outwith timetabled class contact and arrange lab entry for additional practical activities out with timetabled class contact within course study groups.

Assessment methods

You will be continuously assessed by a mixture of written assessment, project work, oral presentation and practical assessment. Each unit will have on average 4 learning outcomes (sometimes more, sometimes less) which will be assessed every few weeks within the 18 week block. All learning outcomes must be passed in order to gain the credit value (normally 1.0) associated with that unit.

Additional Information

Materials

You will be responsible for supplying your own copy of recommended course books. You will also be responsible for supply your own writing and drawing materials along with a scientific calculator.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    30th Aug 2021, 1 year
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus