This course is ideal if you are interested in progressing to University or developing a high level of knowledge and skills in the area of electrical and electronic engineering to make you work ready for a career in this industry.

Alongside the HNC Electrical Engineering course, you will have the opportunity to study advanced units in mathematics.

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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

If you successfully complete your HNC, you could progress onto

  • HND: Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 8

If you progress onto the HND Electrical Engineering course, you will also have the opportunity to study further advanced units in mathematics. At the end of the HND course, providing you meet the articulation requirements, you could progress to year 3 and 4 of a specific BEng (Hons) degree courses at any of the following partner Universities:

  • The University of Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • University of the West of Scotland

Please see our website for more information about studying for a degree at Fife College.

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