Electrical Engineering Students Working With Wires
Anniesland Campus
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years

Applications are now closed.

This NC Electrical Engineering course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to progress to the HNC Electrical Engineering course. Alternatively you may seek employment as a Modern Apprentice. If you are considering a career in electrical engineering then this course can begin to help you achieve your goals, whether that be a job or progression to our HND Electrical Engineering course or to university.

It is also suitable if you already work as an engineering and would like to up-skill.

What will I learn?

You will learn about the fundamental principles of electrical engineering by completing the following units:

Core units

  • Communication core skill unit
  • Mathematics: technician 1
  • Engineering: Applying information technology

Mandatory units

  • Electrical principles
  • Fundamental electrical systems
  • Inspection and testing of electrical installations
  • Single and three phase induction motors
  • Electrical testing and measurement

Optional units

  • Earthing and earth fault current protection
  • Engineering project
  • Electrostatics and electromagnetism
  • Transformation and rectification

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • four National 5s or equivalent, to include maths and a science or a technical subject
  • we will consider your application if you have relevant life experience but no formal qualifications
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirements equivalency table

Employer and industry links

As a STEM Assured College we have a renowned reputation for engineering, supported by cutting edge technology, highly qualified and experienced staff.  As a result of Industry 4.0 electrical engineers are in demand for innovative roles in design, robotics and automation. If you enjoy the human skills of 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 our excellent links, the College is continually at the forefront of technological advances with investment in our state-of-the-art engineering facilities which will provide students with a world class learning experience.

Jobs and further study

  • HND Electrical Engineering
  • HND Engineering Systems
  • you will have the potential to progress onto apprenticeships in the energy, maintenance, design and process engineering sectors.

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 we will be in contact as per the following stages:

You will be invited to attend an interview from February onwards. Please bring your qualifications, references and photographic ID.

To test your mechanical comprehension, electrical comprehension and numeracy, an aptitude test is part of the interview.

You will be notified of the outcome by email within three weeks of the interview. There are four possible outcomes:

There are four possible outcomes:

  1. unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.
  2. conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements.
  3. waiting list: you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date.
  4. unsuccessful.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

If a place is unavailable at your first choice of campus, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within 10 days.

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

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094