Electrical Engineering

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilwinning Campus


Gain skills and experiences that set you up for a successful career in electrical engineering. Beyond theory, gain hands-on skills for real-world applications. Acquire meta skills and transferable skills, enhancing your cognitive abilities.

Explore the core aspects of electrical engineering and specialise in key areas:

maths in an engineering context and enhance your IT skills with various software application packages; develop knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of core electrical principles, incorporating DC and AC principles, electrical power systems, electrical machine principles and electrical safety; master Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and create programs for industrial processes; develop practical skills in installing domestic and industrial electrical wiring systems, and practical use of testing instruments; achieve a degree of specialisation within the following areas: Electrical Principles, Information Technology, Power Electronics, Networks and Resonance, and Programmable Logic Controllers.

Throughout the course you will develop a range of communication knowledge and skills relevant to the needs of electrical engineers.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths and Physics or a technological subject, or NC Electrical Engineering, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND course

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