Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 8

Strengthening your understanding of electrical engineering in preparation for further study or employment.


Why take this course?

This course provides the 18 credits needed to top up an HNC Electrical Engineering qualification in order to achieve the HND Electrical Engineering qualification.

What you will experience


This award will develop your ability to apply analysis and synthesis skills to the solution of electrical engineering problems. You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of core electrical principles, electrical power systems, electrical machine principles and electrical safety at Higher National level.

Study requirements
  • Day Release students: You will be expected to attend one 7 hour day at College each week, from 08:30-16:30. The self-study requirements will be between 6 and 9 hours per week. 

This course has a number of assessable reports and a graded unit project which will need completion and access to study materials outwith class time. Significant preparation for assessment and examination is also required.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study the HND on a part-time basis should undertake the HNC Engineering: Electrical programme in the first instance.

What you need to know

Additional costs

This course involves an additional SQA fee. Please see our Courses Explained page for further information on costs.

Next steps



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Those applying for Year 1 of a part-time NC, HNC or HND level course will require pre-entry guidance before booking on to their course. Please contact the Student Advice Centre: 

Telephone: 01224 612330

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen Altens Campus

Starts Duration Qualification Day(s) Time Fees* Code
27 August 2018 36 Weeks HND Year 1 Monday and Wednesday 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm £1,130.00
Paper bookings only
29 August 2018 36 Weeks HND Year 1 Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm £1,130.00
Paper bookings only
29 August 2018 36 Weeks HND Year 2 Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm £1,130.00
Paper bookings only

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.