Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 8

This course is designed to develop skills in analysis and synthesis for the solution of electrical problems, and understanding of core electric principles and power systems.


Why take this course?

This course is specifically designed to develop your skills in analysis and synthesis for the solution of electrical problems and your understanding of core electric principles and power systems.

The course will give you an in-depth understanding of electrical engineering, and on successful completion you can progress towards degree level study or move directly into work as an electrical technician/incorporated engineer.

What you will experience

The course content covers a wide range of disciplines, including the application of Programmable Logic Controllers, electrical machine principles, single phase AC Circuits, three phase systems, mathematics and safety in the workplace.

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Key facts

Mode of study
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Entry requirements

Applicants should have Higher Maths (Grade A or B) and one other Higher in English or a related technology/science qualification (Grade A or B) or successful completion of the NC Electrical SCQF Level 6 course, including Technician 2 Maths units.

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

Alternatively, applicants should have other relevant qualifications/work experience.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

At University

You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Please see below for your options. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.


Employment opportunities are widespread in the oil and gas and service industries. Common roles available on completion of this course include:

  • Electrical Technician
  • Incorporated Engineer
  • Trainee Engineer

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

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