This course will introduce you on to the higher level aspects of electrical engineering. You will take part in significant practical activities which are underpinned by a strong theoretical content that will guide you towards a career in electrical engineering. The academic level of this course is the same as year 1 at university.

  • DC and AC principles
  • Electrical machine principles
  • Three phase systems
  • Electricity power systems
  • Electrical networks
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Electrical testing
  • Engineering Maths 1 and 2
  • Communications practical skills
  • Combinational logic
  • Fundamentals of control systems
  • Graded unit
  • One year full-time – this can be done at either our Rosyth or Glenrothes Campuses. If you would like to study at Glenrothes, you should apply for Electrical Engineering HND: year 1 which is the equivalent of an HNC: Electrical Engineering course
  • Two years day release
  • Infill by arrangement
  • Open learning
  • Distance learning

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Level C or above, one of which must be Maths with the other coming from Physics, Chemistry, or Technological Studies
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance (Technical Knowledge) SCQF ELvel 6
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6 (incorporating Maths: Tech 1 and 2) accompanied by a good academic reference recommending articulation to a higher level
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

You could enter a career as an engineer in the electrical engineering field, including:

  • Generation
  • Distribution
  • Research
  • Manufacture
  • Renewable energy
  • Other emerging technologies
  • Scientific calculator
  • Scaled rule
  • Protractor
  • You will be required to attend an interview