COURSE INFORMATION

This course will introduce you to the higher level aspects of electrical engineering. You will take part in significant practical activities which are underpinned by a strong theoretical content that will guide you towards a career in electrical engineering. The academic level of this course is the same as Year 1 at university.

  • During the qualification you will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of core electrical principles, electrical power systems, electrical machine principles and electrical safety. 
  • One year full-time
  • Two years day release
  • Infill by arrangement
  • DC and AC principles
  • Electrical machine principles
  • Three phase systems
  • Electricity power systems
  • Electrical networks
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Electrical testing
  • Engineering Mathematics 1, 2 (3 is optional)
  • Communications practical skills
  • Combinational logic
  • Fundamentals of control systems
  • Graded Unit
  • One of the following
    • Two Highers at Grade C or above, one of which must be Maths with the other coming from Physics or Engineering Science (Grade D will be considered for exceptional candidates)
    • Foundation Apprenticeship: Engineering SCQF Level 6
    • National Certificate: Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 6 (including Maths: Tech 2)
    • Wind Turbine Maintenance (Technical Knowledge) SCQF Level 6
    • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6 (incorporating Maths: Tech 1 and 2) accompanied by a good academic reference recommending articulation to a higher level
    • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • HND: Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 8
  • It is possible to progress on to a degree at university from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information

 

You could enter a career as an engineer in the electrical engineering field, including

  • Generation
  • Distribution
  • Research
  • Manufacture
  • Renewable energy
  • Other emerging technologies
  • Scientific calculator
  • Scaled rule
  • Protractor
  • You will also be able to achieve a degree of specialisation within the following areas:
  • Electrical Principles,
  • Information Technology,
  • Three Phase Induction Motors,
  • Power Electronics,
  • Inspection and Testing of Low Voltage Electrical Installations,
  • Programmable Logic Controllers,
  • Electrical Systems in Hazardous Environments,
  • Control Systems,
  • Mathematical studies,
  • Electrical Installation Skills, 
  • Engineering Quality