HNC ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Do you want to work in Scotland’s Electronics industry? Indeed, do you want a highly paid job that can take you anywhere in the world while working in an exciting and respected industry?
The HNC Electronic Engineering course will develop your ability to analyse and solve electrical engineering problems, and apply knowledge, understanding and skills to analyzing and designing electronic systems, but also has a strong emphasis on practical skills and is intended for those interested in developing skills for a highly paid career in this exciting and respected industry.
What you need to quality for entry ...
There are several ways you can join our course:
- At least one Higher passes at grade C (One must be Mathematics or Physics). If only Physics you must also have passed Level 5 maths. OR
- Successful completion of an NQ Level 6 Mechanical & Electrical course OR
- Successful completion of an NC Level 5 in Electrical or Electronic Engineering with suitable mathematics units OR
- Successful achievement of a Foundation Apprentice Engineering award OR
- Other equivalent qualifications or experience. Learners with relevant industrial experience in lieu of formal qualifications – we are very happy to consider applications.
We welcome female applicants who wish to take up a new career in Engineering.
Entry to the course will be based upon a competitive review of the applications. Applicants should now provide detailed information on relevant life and employment experience within their personal statement, in addition to demonstrating a genuine interest in the subject. As a face to face interview is currently not possible your personal statement will be a very large factor in determining whether you are selected.
Please clearly list on your application all qualifications you have already obtained, and when, and where you obtained them.
What is in the course?
Engineering theory, plus extensive hands on hardware and software work.
Electronic Engineering Theory includes:
- Electrical Principles
- Power Systems and Power Electronics
- Control Systems and Transducers
- Mathematics (including Mathematics options for university entrance)
Practical hands on work includes:
- Software Programming in C++
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Electrical and Electronic Instruments
- Analogue and Digital Electronics
- Power Supply Circuits
1 Academic Year
August - June.
Usually about 3 days per week timetabled study
The HND Electrical Engineering qualification flings open many doors in your future! It enables you to go to university and to start a professional engineering career.
For instance may enable you to progress to year 1 or 2 of Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree programmes at various universities. You will also be able to apply for other degree programmes such as Building Services and Teaching and will be able to join appropriate years of these courses. We are happy to do all that we can to maximise your chances of acceptance into university and offer customised course options with mathematics to students wishing to go on to university.
Please note that entry criteria and year of entry may vary from University to University.
Once you have an HNC you are very employable! We actively encourage our students to seek careers in engineering and arrange guest speakers and visits to industry. Learners wishing to progress directly to employment can find well paid jobs as Engineers or Technicians with energy generation and transmission companies, renewables developers, engineering contractors, consulting engineers or local authorities.
The HNC qualification entitles engineers working in the field of Electronic Engineering to apply for membership of professional bodies, such as the IET, who are registered with The Engineering Council, for the designated title of 'Engineering Technician' (Eng.Tech.).