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

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.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

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


Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Aberdeen Altens Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
2 Years
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Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
2 Years
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications 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.