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Engineering: Electrical (Part time day) HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Nautical and STEM

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2022, 36 weeks


Riverside Campus


£ 904


On this 2 year one day a week part time HNC Electrical Engineering course, you'll expand on the electrical principles covered in National 6 and higher-level education. During the course, you'll be taught by staff with significant industry experience to develop your skills in a range of theory and practical disciplines. Many of the course units are project-based with report writing included in a few first-year subject units and just over half in the second year subject units. In your first year, you will also undertake a final Graded Exam.

The course is designed to enable you to gain employment in the Electrical Engineering Industry and Electrical supply sector which deals with the production, transmission, distribution and application of electricity and the manufacture, installation, design and maintenance of electrical equipment.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above including Mathematics and preferably Physics; OR
  • National Qualification at SCQF 6 in a relevant Engineering subject that includes Mathematics Technician 1 OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You will be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you will get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject area.

What you study

  • Electrical Principles.
  • Mathematics 1 for Engineering.
  • Application of Electrical Measuring Instruments.
  • Three Phase Electrical Systems.
  • Electrical Power Systems.
  • Graded Unit 1 final year exam.

After the course


The qualification provides you with a relevant mix of skills enabling entry to employment. Many choose to pursue careers within the electrical transmission and distribution sectors, the oil and gas industries or the electrical installation and design area.

Continuing Study

If you successfully complete the HNC Electrical Engineering you can move onto the full or part time HND Electrical Engineering program at the college or onto part-time or full-time degree courses in Scotland or elsewhere in the UK or possible entry to year two of BEng Electrical Power Systems at Glasgow Caledonian University.


How the course is taught

The course will be taught in two 18 week blocks with class sessions lasting two hours. You will also be required to work by self-study out with timetabled class contact and arrange lab entry for additional practical activities out with timetabled class contact within course study groups.

Assessment methods

Each unit will have a minimum of one learning outcome end of unit assessment which may also include a practical element. Some units have more than one learning outcome assessment which will be delivered within the timeframe of the unit.

You will also undertake a 1 Credit HNC Electrical Engineering Graded Unit 1 at SCQF level 7. This will be in the form of a 3 hour written examination normally at the end of May of year 2.

Additional Information


You will be asked to supply your own copy of recommended course books.  You will have to supply your own writing and drawing materials along with a scientific calculator.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    30th Aug 2022, 36 weeks
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 904