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Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
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.

Those successfully completing year one will automatically progress to the second year of the HND. You will have the option to exit after the first year with an HNC Electrical Engineering award.

This qualification will benefit anyone looking for a future career in Electrical Engineering at managerial level or wanting to progress to university will benefit greatly from this course.

What will I learn?

In this HND Electrical Engineering course, you will complete a range of units such as:

  • DC and AC principles
  • Electrical machine principles
  • Application of electrical and electronic instruments
  • Three phase systems
  • Electricity power systems
  • Communication
  • Engineering mathematics 1
  • Electrical engineering graded unit 1
  • Electrical safety
  • Inspection and testing of low-voltage installations
  • Engineering Maths 1 – 4 will be delivered during the two years of the course

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

Successful students may progress to the following courses at 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 into 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 (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.

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