MEng Electrical Engineering (Heriot-Watt)

Electrical engineering is a very diverse subject and offers huge job opportunities in variety of engineering sectors. This programme combines the HND Electrical Engineering programme based at Forth Valley College’s new state-of-the-art Falkirk Campus with guaranteed progression to Heriot-Watt University. Topics focus on a wide range of core skills and engineering skills in electrical and electronics engineering. This is the first step towards a dynamic and rewarding career in electrical engineering.

Year 1 & 2 – Falkirk Campus
Year 3, 4 & 5 – Heriot-Watt University

For further information, please visit the Heriot-Watt webpage here.

  • Transformers
  • Power Systems
  • Electrical Motor Drive 
  • Electrical Machine Principles
  • Power Electronics
  • Transmission Lines and Complex Waves
  • Digital Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical Installation Skills
  • Business Awareness and Continuing Professional Development
  • Programmable Logical Controllers
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Electrical Standby Systems
  • Utilisation of Electrical Energy in Buildings
  • Engineering maths 3,4,5

One of the following:

  • Two highers at grade B and one at grade C or equivalent (to include Maths and a science or technology subject)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering plus two further Highers at BB or BC to include Physics and Maths
  • NC in Engineering Level 6

    Additional Requirements:

  • Please note that selection will be made via successful interview and group task.

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Falkirk Campus



Start date

21 August 2023

End date

07 June 2024

SCQF Level

Level 8