Electronic Engineering SCQF Level 7

An in-depth study of the principles and applications of electronics.


Why take this course?

This course will introduce you to the principles and applications of electronics, and enhance your employment potential. Upon course completion you will be able to pursue a career as an electronic technician or incorporated engineering. The course also supports continual professional development, whilst providing you with a valuable, in-depth knowledge of electronics and tackling electronic tasks.

What you will experience

To gain the award must successfully complete 12 credits including 10 core units and 2 optional units, with certification from the SQA. The main units are:

  • Analogue Electronic Principles
  • Combinational Logic
  • Sequential Logic
  • Single Phase AC Circuits
  • Electronic Testing Skills

You will also get the chance to develop skills in practical electronics construction, testing and projects, synthesis for solving electronic problems, research and study.

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Key facts

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Entry requirements

Candidates should have a Higher Mathematics or Physics qualification, or have successfully completed an NC Electrical Engineering or NC Electronics course.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course.

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.

Anything else?

All materials are supplied or provided through college library and online resources.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College



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.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information or register an interest.

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.