HNC Electrical Engineering Year 1 - Day Release

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This course is delivered on a day release option one day per week for two years. You will undertake twelve units from the SQA HNC curriculum which is the minimum number of units to achieve a qualification.

This course will develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of the electrical engineering industry, as well as helping with the specific skills you'll need to succeed. You'll be taught by staff with significant engineering experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students. Throughout the course, you'll be continually assessed and you'll have the ability to discuss your evaluation of modules.


Applicants must be employed as a trainee and/or apprentice in a related industry at time of application. Employer references are required.

  • Two Higher Grades in Maths or Physics and English


  • NC or HNC in a suitable Engineering or Engineering Practice or any suitable discipline area.



This course brings together current developments in the industry and covers:

  • DC and AC principles
  • Mathematics for Engineering
  • Electrical Networks and Resonance
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fundamentals of Control Systems and Transducers
  • Information Technology: Applications Software
  • Electrical Machine Principles
  • Three phase systems
  • Electricity Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Applications of Electrical and Electronic Instruments
  • Communications
  • Mathematics for Engineering: Electrical Engineering Graded Unit.