COURSE INFORMATION

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.

In your first year of study you will follow the HNC Electrical Engineering course, as well as the opportunity to study advanced units in mathematics. At the end of the HNC course, you could progress onto the HND Electrical Engineering course, or you could progress into employment with a highly valued HNC qualification.

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.

https://www.fife.ac.uk/courses/degrees

Alternatively, you could progress directly into employment with a highly valued HND qualification.

The course is open to both school leavers and those looking to change or further their careers.

Did you know....?

  • An HNC is the same SCQF level as the first year of a university degree, and an HND is the same SCQF level as the second year. This means that you could progress straight to second or third year at university when you have completed your college course.
  • Studying at college means that you can get a recognised qualification after each year of study, with the option then to either keep studying and still get a degree in four years or move into employment and return to study at a later date with some valuable qualifications already in the bag!
  • Completing the first 2 years of your degree locally in Fife means that you can keep living, study and travel costs to a minimum and studying near home helps you manage your personal and family commitments while you study.

Engineering is everywhere, helping transform people's lives around the globe. The work that engineers do is creative and hands-on. It's about designing things, finding solutions and improving things.

Engineering is one of the few career options that spans every sector, from sport to space. So whatever you care most about, there will be some engineering involved.

According to Engineering UK, 124,000 engineers and technicians with core engineering skills will be required each year in the UK alone, and annual shortfall of 59,000 engineering graduates and technicians to fill core engineering roles.

Did you know that Engineering and technology graduates earn significantly more than for graduates overall and the average Scottish engineer salary is 28% higher per year than the average Scottish salary.

So, there has never been a better time to start your career in Engineering!

  • 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.

https://www.fife.ac.uk/courses/degrees

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