Electronic Engineering NC Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course will provide you with a range of engineering practical skills supported by underpinning knowledge to enable you to become a skilled crafts or trade person in a wide range of electronic and electrical engineering disciplines.

This course has been developed to address the needs of a range of students, whether you are entering or progressing within the engineering sector.

Special features:

  • You can choose to study this course full or part time
  • This course is ideal if you are returning to education or looking to enter the engineering industry
  • You will study at our Linkwood Technology Centre campus
  • This qualification can help with gaining a Modern Apprenticeship, and may cover elements within it

Entry requirements

  • Three National 4s, including English and Maths OR
  • A relevant 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?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

This is a practical based course with face-to-face classes on campus supplemented with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

Full time: 1 year

Part time: 2 or more years

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

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.
  • Enter employment within the engineering industry.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray 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.