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SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years August to June

This HND Electrical Engineering course is ideal for those who wish to develop their skills and competence to a higher level. It will equip you with the skills required to work in industrial, public sector and service organisations.

This course is for entry to Year 2 of HND Electrical Engineering. It is also available as a Day Release course for those who are already in employment, delivered two days at college with a twilight class included.

The Electrical Engineering industry is rapidly expanding and looking for technically competent individuals to lead and design exciting future contracts. This qualification will open the door for academic progression into university or create various promotion opportunities.

What will I learn?

You will complete a range of units such as:

  • Electrical installation design
  • Business awareness and continuing professional development
  • Electrical networks and resonance
  • Fundamentals of control systems and transducers
  • Power electronics
  • Electrical motor drive systems
  • Digital electronics
  • Engineering Mathematics 2 - 4
  • Electrical engineering graded unit 2 – Project-based

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • You should have HNC Electrical Engineering with a minimum 'B' pass in the Graded Unit.
  • Ideally, you should have completed Engineering Mathematics 2 during Year 1 of HNC Electrical Engineering.
  • If English is not your first language, then a Level 6 ESOL qualification is required, due to the technical demands of the subject. 
  • Applicants for the Day Release course should be employed in a relevant industrial role 

Entry requirement equivalency table 

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

We have a renowned reputation for engineering, supported by cutting-edge technology, highly qualified and experienced staff.  If you are considering a career in Electrical Engineering then our course can begin to help you achieve your goals, whether that be a job or progression to a university course. As a result of Industry 4.0 Electrical Engineers are in demand for innovative roles in design, robotics and automation. If you enjoy problem-solving and are solution-focused, then with our help you can become an innovative future-ready engineer.

Additionally, we work in partnership with the majority of engineering employers and are seen as the engineering college of choice within the Greater Glasgow area. These partnerships provide opportunities for industrial visits, student placements and industry talks, as well as providing opportunities for students to progress into employment. Due to its excellent links, Glasgow Clyde College is at the forefront of technological advances with investment in its engineering facilities which provide students with a world-class learning experience.

Articulation Routes

Entry to Year 3 of the BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering degree at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU Programme) 

HND Electrical Engineering with Graded Unit 'B' grade required

Jobs and further study

If you complete this course with a Graded Unit 2 result of B or above, you'll be eligible to apply for second or third-year entry to various engineering degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University and the Open University. Please note that for direct entry to the third year of university degree programmes, you will be required to successfully achieve HN units in Engineering Mathematics 1 to 5.

You will have the potential to move on to technician or junior-level management jobs in sectors such as energy, maintenance, design and process engineering.

Take a look at the course progression map for electronics and electrical engineering courses.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, 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.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply 

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session 
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve list – following your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094