HNC: Pre Entry
Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 7

An introduction to key aspects of electrical engineering in preparation for the HNC course.


Why take this course?

This course is designed to introduce you to the basic mathematic and electrical principles required in electrical engineering. This will ensure you are well-equipped to progress to the HNC Engineering: Electrical course, and in a strong position to pursue a future career at management or supervisory level. It provides you with the opportunity to enhance your existing skills by combining theory and practice to achieve a real understanding of electrical engineering subjects.

What you will experience

On this core you will explore key areas of electrical engineering, including:

Electrical Principles:
This part of the course takes you from exploring Ohm's Law up to the study of basic single and three phase principles, which underpin a lot of the knowledge required for the HNC.

This part of the course starts you at very basic level - from an understanding of your calculator up to being able to use complex numbers to add phasors.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Subject area

Entry requirements

This course is designed for those with little or no electrical experience.

What you will need

All materials are supplied or provided through Library+ and online resources.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College:



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.

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