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.

You will also have the opportunity to study additional advanced units in mathematics.

The awards allow the candidate 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
  • Further Mathematical studies
  • Electrical Installation Skills
  • Engineering Quality.

In particular the HND allows the candidate to achieve a degree of specialisation within the following areas:

  • Inspection and Testing of Low Voltage Installations
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Electrical Systems in Hazardous Environments
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics
  • Quality Management
  • Electrical Installation Skills
  • Industrial Plant Maintenance
  • Synchronous Machines
  • Electrical Motor Drive Systems
  • Three Phase Induction Motors
  • High Level Engineering Software
  • Additional Control Systems studies
  • Power Supply Circuits
  • Switchgear and Protection
  • Standby Systems
  • Electrical Installation Design: Computer Aided
  • Advanced Mathematical studies
  • One year full-time
  • Three years part-time (day release)
  • Infill by arrangement
  • Electrical networks and resonance
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Electrical testing
  • Engineering Mathematics 3, 4, 5 (optional)
  • Transmission lines
  • Electrical motor drive systems
  • Electrical installation design
  • Transformers
  • Power Electronics
  • Utilisation of Electrical Energy in Buildings
  • Graded Unit Project
  • HNC: Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 7 at grade 'B' or above in the Graded Unit.
  • Higher Maths at grade 'C' or above would also be desirable.
  • An engineer in the electrical engineering field; particularly generation, distribution, energy planning, research, manufacture, renewable energy, or other emerging technologies
  • Scientific calculator
  • Scaled rule
  • Protractor
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise