This course will introduce you 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 years 1 and 2 at university.

  • DC and AC principles
  • Single phase AC circuits
  • Electrical machine principles
  • Three phase systems
  • Electricity power systems
  • Electrical networks
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Electrical testing
  • Maths
  • IT communications
  • Transmission lines
  • Electrical motor drive systems
  • Electrical installation design
  • Graded unit
  • Two years full-time
  • Three years day release
  • Infill by arrangement

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above in Physics, Chemistry or Technological Studies plus Higher Maths at B or above or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details)
  • A relevant course at SCQF Level 6 accompanied by a good academic reference recommending progression 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).

  • Progression to year 2 of the HND: Electrical Engineering course is automatic if you achieve a minimum of 12 credits from year 1 or you already have a current 12 credit HNC in Electrical Engineering
  • Fife College has defined articulation routes in place for this course including to third year of a degree programme at Edinburgh Napier University

An engineer in the electrical engineering field; particularly generation, distribution, research, manufacture, renewable energy, or other emerging technologies.

  • Scientific calculator
  • Scaled rule
  • Protractor
  • Online application followed by a small group interview