HND Electrical Engineering

This course provides a wide range of core and engineering skills in electrical and electronics engineering, enabling students to progress to advanced level study.

Students successfully completing this programme may have the opportunity to progress to a BEng or MEng at various universities. 

Forth Valley College has articulation agreements with a number of universities.  If this is of interest, more information can be provided at interview.

  • 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

  • Technician
  • Engineer

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at grade C or above in Mathematics and a science or technology subject
  • Successful completion of a relevant National Qualification at Level 6 or above
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering
  • Applicants who do not meet this criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications, will be considered

Additional Requirements:

  • Selection by a two stage interview process

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

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 8