Electrical Engineering

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus


Choosing NC Electrical Engineering means choosing a pathway to hands-on experience and valuable skills. Gain practical knowledge and versatile cognitive skills, preparing you for a rewarding career in the ever-evolving field of electrical engineering.

Content includes:

learn electrical principles, from basics to High Voltage (HV) generators; explore fundamental electrical circuit elements and cable ratings; understand the dangers of overcurrent in a circuit, including cable current capacity and overcurrent protection devices; dive into earthing techniques and earth fault current protection; develop skills in installing PVC sheathed wiring systems and fabricating/installing trunking systems; master Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and create programs for industrial processes; gain expertise in using electrical test equipment for safe and accurate measurements; study maths in an engineering context and enhance IT skills with relevant software packages; and, conclude with a comprehensive understanding of health and safety in the construction industry.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including Maths or Physics, or SVQ Performing Engineering Operations (Electrical) at SCQF Level 5, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC or Modern Apprenticeship.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



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