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Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (August to June)

This HNC Electronic Engineering day release course provides practical skills and theoretical knowledge which are crucial in today's technology-driven job market. The course covers the design, build and simulation of electronic circuits – meeting the standards of today's electronics industry. Studying HNC Electronic Engineering can open the doors to one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK.

Studying one day per week on this day release course is ideal for those who currently work in industry or who have other commitments.

What will I learn?

  • Analogue electronic principles
  • Combinational logic
  • High-level engineering software
  • DC and AC principles
  • Electronic testing skills
  • Maths for engineering 1
  • Maths for engineering 2
  • Communication: Practical skills
  • Electrical networks and resonance
  • Sequential logic
  • Electronic graded unit

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • One Higher, or equivalent, from English, Maths, Physics or Technical Certificate; OR
  • NC Engineering, or equivalent
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant 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

The electronic department takes immense pride in its established and robust links with industry leaders, creating an environment where our learning environment seamlessly integrates with the electronic industry.

These strong employer and industry connections not only enhance the curriculum's relevance but also provide our students with invaluable insights and real-world perspectives.

Through collaborations with key players in various sectors, we ensure that our programmes align with industry demands, preparing our students for successful transitions into their chosen fields.

This course is unique as it not only enriches the learning experience but also opens doors to networking opportunities and potential electronic career paths with our list of industry partners and graduate apprenticeship opportunities, giving our students a distinct advantage in the electronic job market.

Jobs and further study

The HNC Electronics day release course also provides progression to the HND Electronics day release course at Glasgow Clyde College.

Furthermore, this course provides a great opportunity to be considered for a graduate apprenticeship.

Glasgow Caledonian University

We have a longstanding agreement with Glasgow Caledonian University for direct entry to the first year of their BSc/BEng (Honours)/MEng Electronic Engineering including:

  • Electronic Engineering Systems
  • Communication Systems Engineering
  • Electronic, Electrical and Energy Systems
  • Electrical Power Engineering.

University of Strathclyde

Progression to the first-year programme is at the discretion of the university. 

  • BEng Honours: Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • MEng: Electronic and Electrical 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 listfollowing 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 272 3339