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Course summary

This degree builds on the industry-recognised HNC. All first year entrants will start on the HNC and the entry requirements are therefore for this programme. Successful completion will allow you to progress onto the second year of the degree. Applicants already holding a relevant HNC qualification can apply for direct entry to the second year. When completing your application make sure you choose year two. It may be possible for applicants holding a relevant HND qualification to apply for direct entry to year three, again where this is the case please make sure you choose year three when completing your application. Are you practical and pragmatic? Do you love to find innovative new ways to solve problems and turn your concepts into reality? Put your superpowers to good use via our highly industry-relevant course, and gain the skills you need to join this expansive and thriving field. Pursue a fascinating and rewarding career designing and developing complex electrical systems and electronic components and products, with roles on every scale, from electrical super-grids to nanoscale bioelectronics, and opportunities in a vast array of industries, from aerospace and gaming, to the National Health Service and construction. Acquire in-depth knowledge using specialist software, laboratory investigations, and case studies. Explore and develop innovative solutions to multiple challenges, ranging from solving the global energy crisis to designing life-saving equipment, and unlock your potential on this practical, involved, multi-disciplinary programme, with regular guest lectures and an industry mentoring scheme that is open to all students. Let us help you realise your vision as an engineer of the future. Please note that UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland have changed their names to become UHI North, West and Hebrides. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Advanced entry to year two: Successful completion of a relevant 15 SQA credit HNC (such as the HNC Engineering Systems, HNC Electrical Engineering or HNC Electronic Engineering) with a pass in Engineering Mathematics 2. Advanced entry to year three: Successful completion of a relevant HND (such as the HND Engineering Systems, or HND Electronic Engineering) may allow advanced entry to year three. Advanced entry to year four: Successful completion of the BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering or other equivalent ordinary degrees may allow advanced entry to year four.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

This is a Top-Up Degree whereby Year 1 of the course comprises an HNC and in some cases Year 2 an HND. Courses which comprise an HN award as their first and/or second year will be charged the Higher National fee for the first and/or second year, increasing to the degree fee rate after this. Please see the course page for specific fees details. For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at
Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS