MEng Electrical Engineering (Heriot-Watt)

Please note that due to COVID-19, this course will initially be delivered via a blended learning approach, which may include face-to-face learning in the classroom, remote learning off-campus and digital learning. When delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place.

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

On successful completion of this course students will progress onto MEng Electrical Engineering - Heriot Watt University.  

Associate Students have access to University facilities, attend a programme of activities and visits to the University throughout their two years while at college and are eligible for the University’s Access Bursary from their third year at the University.

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 student.applications@forthvalley.ac.uk

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Attendance

    Full-Time

  • Start date

    29 August 2022

  • End date

    09 June 2023

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8