Electronic Engineering NC Level 5

What is special about this course?

The aim of this course is to provide you with a range of engineering practical skills supported by underpinning knowledge. 

This course will prepare you with the skills for employment as a skilled crafts or trade person in a wide range of electronic and electrical engineering disciplines.

This NC Electronic Engineering course has been developed to address the needs of a range of potential full-time students, work based/ employed learners and adult returners and apprentices who wish to consider entering or progressing within the engineering sector.

Special features:

  • You can choose to study this course full or part time
  • Course is ideal if you are returning to education or looking to enter the engineering industry
  • You will study at our technology centre at the Linkwood campus
  • This qualification can help with gaining a Modern Apprenticeship, and can map partially to elements within the Apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

Three National 4s, including English and Maths


satisfactory attainment of an SCQF Level 4 course or equivalent.

Course content includes:

  • Communication
  • Mathematics: Craft 1
  • Engineering: Using Information Technology
  • Electrical Principles
  • Fundamental Electronics
  • Electronic Test Equipment and Measurement
  • Soldering and Circuit Assembly Techniques
  • Electronic Simulation and Testing Plus a range of optional units including:
  • Semiconductor Applications
  • Combinational Logic
  • Practical Electronics
  • Transformation and Rectification
  • Computer Aided Draughting
  • Mathematics: Craft 2

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Face-to-face teaching.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

(part time - 2 or more years)

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you can progress onto NC Engineering Systems (SCQF Level 6), specialising in either mechanical or electronic engineering.

Alternatively, you can enter employment within the engineering industry.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2021/22

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.