Electronic Engineering Workshop
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (August to June)

This two year 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.

You will have the option to exit after the first year with an HNC Electrical Engineering award.

What will I learn?

You will complete a range of units such as:

  • 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
  • Electrical engineering graded unit 2 – Project based

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Minimum of one Higher, or equivalent, from Mathematics or Physics. Please note that Applications of Maths is not accepted; OR
  • NC in Electrical Engineering Level 6, or equivalent; OR
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications. 

Entry requirements 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, and 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, the 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

Glasgow Caledonian University

GCU Programme - BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering

Entry to year 2: HNC Electrical Engineering with Graded Unit B

Entry to year 3: HND Electrical Engineering with Graded Unit B

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 onto various engineering degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University and Open University. Please note that for direct entry into the third year university degree programmes, you will be required to successfully achieve the HN units in Engineering Mathematics 1 to 5.
  • You will have the potential to move on to technician or junior level jobs in sectors such as energy, maintenance, design and process engineering.

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.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, for example, details of student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

You will be invited to our open day where you can meet with the staff and existing students, you will also be given a tour of the campus

Glasgow Clyde College is a first class training centre that ensures our Electricians remain at the forefront of the Electrical industry

Paul Kane | Magnus Electrical Services

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094