HND Electrical Engineering

This course is designed to enable engineers to develop their skills and competence to a higher level in the electrical engineering sector to meet the needs of today’s industry. It will equip them to seek employment in industrial, public sector and service organisations or improve job prospects within their company.

The course is suitable for those already working in the Engineering industry who are looking to progress towards professional Engineering status. It can also lead to various degree programmes at university. It can also lead to various degree programmes at university.

HND Electrical Engineering is available to study on a part-time basis over 4 years.


Course content

Throughout the duration of the course you will undertake SQA HN Units which will lead to the HND Electrical Engineering Award (G7TC 16); a sample of the types of the units that you will undertake are given below:

DC and AC Principles
Electrical Machine Principles
Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers
Application of Electrical and Electronic Instruments
Three Phase Systems
Electricity Power Systems
Communication
Engineering Mathematics 1
Engineering Mathematics 2 
Electrical Engineering Graded Unit 1
Electrical Safety
Electrical Networks and Resonance
Inspection and Testing of Low Voltage Installations 
Fundamentals of Control Systems and Transducers 
Power Electronics
Analogue Electronics
Digital Electronics
Electrical Installation Skills
Engineering Mathematics 3
Engineering Mathematics 4
Engineering Mathematics 5
Electrical Engineering Graded Unit 2 – Project Based 

Entry requirements (minimum)

Minimum of two Highers from English, Mathematics, Physics or another technical or science subject
A National Certificate in an appropriate discipline

Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications, but who have relevant life and/or work experience. 

Selection process information 



Progression routes

Full time students who successfully complete the HND Electrical Engineering Award with a Graded Unit 2 result of B or above will be able to apply for second or third year entry into various university Engineering degree programmes at:

• Glasgow Caledonian University
• University of the West of Scotland
• Napier University

It should be noted that for direct entry into the third year university degree programmes, students will be required to successfully achieve the HN Units in Engineering Mathematics 1 to 5

Part-time students who successful complete the HND Electrical Engineering Award with a Graded Unit 2 result of B or above will be able to apply for part-time Engineering degree programmes at: 

  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Napier University
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • The Open University

Previous students have gained employment in the Energy, Maintenance, Design and Process Engineering sectors at Technician or Junior Engineering level.

SCQF level

7

Start date

28 August 2017

Duration

2 Year(s), August to June

SCQF level

7

Start date

28 August 2017

Duration

2 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

 
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