Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Build your future and advance your career with the skills to get ahead when you study for a qualification in Electrical Engineering

What is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical Engineering is a vibrant and diverse industry that provides a wide range of career opportunities in different sectors. This could include manufacturing, power, and transportation which gives Electrical Engineers various options to pursue. This could be within a domestic setting or a corporate company, everybody needs and uses electricity making it a highly employable career path.

At Dumfries and Galloway College we offer the opportunity to study a range of qualifications in this field from Electrical Engineering to more specialised courses in sustainable options which align with our strategic ambitions. This has been recognised by the prestigious Green Gown Awards when we won Sustainability Institution of the year 2020!

Courses include Introduction to engineering and Renewable Energy (NQ) which you will have a project based around Renewable Energy!

We offer qualifications at all levels of education, skills, and interests and includes City and Guilds qualifications, or starting from scratch learning a new trade. Joining Dumfries and Galloway College gives you the option to use state of the art machinery and teaching, which will prepare you to be able to enter the Electrical Engineering industry and take a step towards a rewarding and satisfying career.

Career paths with a qualification in Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineers - provide specialist knowledge to create and design electrical systems. They provide support in maintaining the machinery and equipment of the electrical system. Electrical Engineers also deliver assistant to many different industries with their heating, transportation, and distribution of power to make it more sustainable. Average starting salary £20,000 -£25,00
  • Design Engineer – improve and revolutionize products across a wide range of industries. They have good technical skills and knowledge to successfully develop new ideas and systems in manufacturing. Design Engineers can specialise in different areas of engineering giving their expertise to explain solutions in an easy to understand manner. Average starting salary £20,000 - £25,000
  • Electronics Engineer – are involved in designing and developing technical plans using computer aided software. Unlike a Design Engineer they plan and oversee all aspects of the project including estimating costs, project timescales and work with crafts people and technicians. They can work in many areas which include military defence, medical instrument, mobile phones and many more. Average starting salary £21,000 - £26,000

For more information from National Careers & Prospects

Why study Electrical Engineering at Dumfries & Galloway College?

Get one step ahead and build your future with Dumfries and Galloway College – the leading provider of education and training in southwest Scotland.

Here’s why you should study with us:

Student Satisfaction

We're in the top 2 of 26 colleges in Scotland for further education in student satisfaction with 97% Students Satisfied 

We're in the top 4 of 26 of colleges in Scotland for higher education in student satisfaction with 94% Students Satisfied 

Based on the 2018/19 academic year Student Satisfaction and Engagement survey conducted by the Scottish Funding Council.

Student Satisfaction

Positive Destination

Over 9 in 10 of our students move to a positive destination into further study or employment. 

Based on our performance indicators.

Positive Destination

Pathway to University

Our students successfully completing an HNC or HND program can continue their education journey and move on to further study towards a degree with a UK university.

Pathway to University

Our Learning Environment

Dumfries and Galloway College has state of the art facilities where you can learn Electrical Engineering confidently - with support from our qualified staff, you can also learn the theory behind the practical skills.

Electrical Engineering

Our course options:

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*Courses listed above are available as at time of publishing. Availability is subject to demand and some courses may stop accepting applications or be withdrawn at any time.

Featured Courses

Electrical Engineering HND @ SCQF Level 8

The course will be taught by staff with extensive industrial experience and will prepare you for a role as a Technical Engineer or allow progression to the second year of a degree programme at many universities.

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Electrical Engineering

Introduction to Engineering and Renewable Energy (NQ) @ SCQF Level 4

This is a broad based engineering course that covers all areas of engineering. The course contains units on Electrical Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Fabrication and Welding & Mechanical Engineering as well as a project on Renewable Engineering.

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Engineering - Solar - Green Energy