Electronic Engineering (2nd year entry)

City of Glasgow College


Riverside Campus


Electronic engineers solve 21st century problems for industry and society. This course starts with you building and testing your own CityBytes microcomputer board. The board is integrated into the study of electronic circuits and you will also use it to learn how to program embedded devices using ā€˜Cā€™ programming language. The board can be used as a Bluetooth device, a game controller, a logic designer and hybrid audio amplifier. It even comes with an Android or Windows mobile app.

The course reinforces theory with extensive practical work culminating in a substantial practical project. In previous years projects have included a programmable drone, an ultra-sonic tape measure, a solar powered baby incubator for disaster areas, a keyboard, and a remote control mini search and rescue vehicle.

Entry Requirements

Relevant HNC. Interview.

Applicants need a good grounding in maths for entry to the course.

Progression Routes

Successful completion of the HND course plus additional Maths for University will allow students to apply directly to our partner University, Glasgow Caledonian University for third year entry into related BEng Hons courses.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Engineering, Energy and Gas

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy