Electrical Engineering

Edinburgh College


Midlothian Campus


Electrical Enginering is a day-release programme (a system of allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses) taught at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian campus. The course is designed for those interested in progressing in their career in the electrical engineering industry. You will learn many valuable skills needed to work in the electrical engineering field including knowledge in Production, Transmission, Distribution and Application of Electricity.

You will learn knowledge required to become a technician or technical engineer in the electrical engineering industry. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the electrical engineering industry. You will also have access to Edinburgh College workshops where you will use up-to-date technology and equipment. The course is based in both the workshop and classroom ensuring you get a combination of practical and technical skills.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths or Physics or another science subject, or NC Electrical Engineering (Higher), or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Progression Routes

Degree-level studies in electrical engineering such as Year 2 BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Heriot-Watt University

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

2 years


Electrical Engineering

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