Engineering: Electrical and Electronic BEng

What is special about this course?

The BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree is a vocational course, which means it has been designed to be highly relevant to industry. The degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council and will provide you with the full academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)

You should be highly sought after once you graduate; having acquired specialist engineering knowledge combined with a broad engineering education and key skills.

After completing your HNC and HND, you will study a range of electrical and electronic engineering modules.  You will also complete an engineering project.

These challenges will include using applications-based software to solve industry-related problems, which will showcase your true skills and knowledge.

Special features

  • You can progress on to a further learning BEng (Hons) programme
  • You will undertake major industry-related projects to showcase your expertise in solving engineering problems
  • You will use applications-based software to solve challenges
  • You can study full time or part time to suit your personal and professional circumstances
  • Degree is accredited by Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Entry requirements

  • Entry to year one, HNC, is 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above
  • These must include Maths or science
  • Alternative entrance for year 1 (HNC) an NC in Engineering
  • Entry to year two, HND, is the HNC Engineering Systems
  • Entry to year three, BEng, is the HND Engineering Systems
  • Applicants with other qualifications will be welcomed but may require a bridging course
  • You will be required to attend an interview to assess your technical ability

Access routes

  • From relevant HND course
  • From industry with appropriate background and/or bridging provision.
  • From elsewhere with equivalent qualifications

Year 1 - HNC

HNC Engineering Systems

Year 3 - BEng

  • Electrical Principles
  • Project and Management
  • Control and instrumentation
  • Electrical Power
  • Microcontrollers and Digital Electronics
  • Renewable Energy Generation

Year 2 - HND

HND Engineering Systems

How will I study my course?

  • Full time
  • Part time (structured)
  • Part time (unstructured)
  • You will learn primarily by way of video conference (VC) and face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom
  • For those studying via a learning centre use of VC would be main method as well as online learning

How long will my course last?

  • Full time: 3 years
  • Part time (structured): 6 years
  • Part time (unstructured): maximum 9 years

Start date

  • September
  • January

How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Degrees 2015-16
Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year £645*
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module) £215*

*subject to change

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

Rest of UK students

For students living in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) studying this course full time, the following fees apply:

Year Level 2015-16
Year 1 CertHE £9,000 p.a.
Year 2 DipHE £9,000 p.a.
Year 3 Degree £9,000 p.a.
Year 4 Honours free*

*4th year free only for students who have paid for previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,500 (2015-16)

Online** degree  3 - 4 years

Applies to RUK students studying online without a term-time address in Scotland

Full-time online per year (120 credits) £5,880
Part-time online (per 20 credit module) £980


**note that not all degrees can be studied online


International students

(students not living in the UK or European Union)

3 - 4 year degree 2015-16
On-site ***
Full-time per year (120 credits) £10,560
Part-time (per 20 credit module) £1,760

***Students with a term-time address in Scotland

Further information on international course fees

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact North Highland College UHI for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed your BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering  course, you will be equipped for employment in a wide range of electrical and electronic engineering disciplines.

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Energy Engineering degree

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Engineering: Electrical and Electronic BEng

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2016 or Aug/Sep 2016 or Jan/Feb 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI 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 gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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