HND Electronic Engineering

The course is for you if you would like to work as an engineer in electrical and electronics design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding. The programme has been developed in consultation with local industry, and combines theory and practical work with a focus on industrial applications.

The HND Electronics qualification will also enable you to progress to year 3 of Electronic/Electrical Engineering degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University. Access to other universities would be at their discretion.

This course is designed to enable engineers to develop their skills and competence to a higher level across a wide range of modern engineering systems. The award provides a broad-based technical education for those intending to work in electronics at technician level. The first year of the course also enables you to achieve a HNC in Electronics.

Course content

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics
  • Programmable Logic Devices (PLD’s)
  • Power Supply Circuits
  • High-level Engineering Software
  • Fault Finding
  • DC and AC Networks
  • Microcontrollers
  • Maths for Engineering
  • Communication Practical Skills
  • PCB Design and Manufacture
  • Electrical Networks
  • Active Filters
  • Electronics Project

The internet and virtual learning platform are used as a resource for learning. 

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • NC Engineering
  • Two Highers from English, Maths, Science or Technical Certificate
  • Direct entry to Year 2 will be considered for students with a 15 credit HNC in Electronics
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications, but have relevant life and/or work experience. 
Selection process information 

Progression routes

We have a long-standing agreement with Glasgow Caledonian University for direct articulation to the third year of their BSc/BEng (Honours)/MEng Electronic Engineering including:

  • Electronic Engineering Systems
  • Communication Systems Engineering
  • Electronic, Electrical and Energy Systems
  • Electrical Power Engineering
Access to other universities would be at their discretion.

SCQF level


Start date

28 August 2017


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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