Electronics student
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (August to June)

This HND Electronic Engineering course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to work, or to undertake further study, in the sector. With ever changing and exciting developments in the electrical and electronic industry, including Industry 4.0, in the sector, this is an area of high end growth. Employment opportunities exist as an engineer in electrical and electronics design, manufacture, maintenance, testing or fault finding. This course enables engineers to develop their skills and competence to a higher level across a wide range of modern engineering electrical and electronic systems.

If you successfully complete Year 1 you will achieve HNC Electronic Engineering.

What will I learn?

You will undertake theory and practical work with a focus on industrial applications and complete the following units:

  • Analogue and digital electronics
  • Programmable logic devices (PLDs)
  • Power supply circuits
  • High-level engineering software
  • Fault finding
  • DC and AC networks
  • Microcontroller
  • Maths for engineering
  • Communication practical skills
  • PCB design and manufacture
  • Electrical networks
  • Active filters
  • Electronics project

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • One Higher, or equivalent, from Maths, Physics or Technical Certificate; OR
  • NC Engineering
  • direct entry to Year 2 will be considered for students with a 15 credit HNC in Electronics
  • we will consider your application if you have relevant work experience but no formal qualifications

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 work in partnership with a number of companies including Thales, Rolls Royce and Aggreko.

Articulation Routes

We have a long-standing agreement with Glasgow Caledonian University for direct entry to the third year of their BEng / BEng (Honours)/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering and BEng / MEng Electrical Power Engineering

Jobs and further study

After one year you may successfully achieve HNC Electronics which would enable you to progress to year two to complete HND Electronics.

It may also be possible to apply to the second year of BEng / BEng (Honours)/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering and BEng / MEng Electrical Power Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University (with a B pass in the Graded Unit).

For those achiveing HND Electronics, in addition to the articulation agreement with Glasgow Caledonian University, opportunities also exist to progress to other universities.

Achieving the HNC or HND Electronics also enhances the options to undertake Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities and employment opportunities to enter the labour market at technician, intermediate / trainee engineer levels.

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 and will be contacted as per the following stages:

You will be invited to attend an interview within four weeks of applying. This will usually take place at the beginning of February.

Proof of qualifications must be provided before an offer can be made.

You will be informed of the outcome within two working days of the interview.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place. If a place is unavailable at your campus of

If a place is unavailable at first choice of campus, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above. Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information during July e.g. Student

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information such as funding information and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3339