BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Pathway

GCU Pathways

GCU Pathways students enrol at Glasgow Caledonian University on the BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (GCU Pathways). Over the first two years, you will study HND Mechatronics, HND Electronics or HND Electrical Engineering at the City of Glasgow College in preparation for transfer to the BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering course in (Hons) year three.

Graduate with an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from GCU and you can go on to enjoy a range of careers in digital communications, wireless, engineering and energy sectors plus you have the option to further develop a specialism with masters’ level study.

Choose the Electrical and Electronic Engineering college pathway if

  • you are interested in cutting-edge technology and design
  • you enjoy learning in a hands-on practical way through placements and industry-led case studies
  • you want a degree accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • you want to be at the forefront of technological advancements with the opportunity to work in a range of different sectors from aerospace to entertainment
  • you work best with lots of interaction from lecturing staff
  • you like working towards clear goals with a sense of achievement at the end of each year of study and the option of further study after you graduate

This course is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one of the world's largest engineering institutions. IET Accreditation is an internationally respected benchmark awarded to high quality courses that meet the requirements for professional engineers.

Your career

Graduates can expect to find employment in industries such as mobile systems, interactive entertainment, robotic systems design, image processing, artificial intelligence, communications and networking, automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, renewable energy, instrumentation and medical systems, as well as being in demand in roles outside engineering where their problem-solving skills and wide knowledge of technology is highly valued.

Spend year one and year two studying HND Mechatronics, HND Electronics or HND Electrical Engineering at the City of Glasgow College developing your key electrical and electronic skills.

Year three

Core: Digital and Programmable Systems, Integrated Engineering Studies, Engineering Operations and Management. Typical year three options include Signals and Electronic Systems Design, Communications Engineering, Modelling and Data Analysis, Computer Aided Engineering, Control Engineering, Engineering Design and Analysis or Signals and Electronic Systems.

Year four

Core: Honours Project, Digital Signal Processing. Typical year four options include Intelligent Robotics and Mechatronics, Digital Design and Computer Architecture, Wireless Communications, System Level Design, Engineering Design and Analysis, Computer Aided Design or Control Engineering.

Looking to take your degree to masters level?

Did you know that we also offer a one-year progression to the MEng qualification? After year four of your BEng (Hons) degree, there is the chance to progress to MEng level with the same great funding options available. Check out our Entry Requirements section for information on how to progress and what the MEng year involves, and don’t forget, you can ask us about your progression and qualification at any point in your journey.

Study Options

  • 2022/23


Mode of study


Start date



BEng (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
Aug 2022
Multiple Locations
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BEng (Hons) Full Time 4 Years Aug 2022 Multiple Locations Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year one
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BB or equivalent (incl Maths or a Science

Progression criteria 

Progress to year three of the BEng (Hons) course with a 30 Credit HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering - graded units B (incl Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 HN units). Knowledge of principles of programmable systems is desirable (units such as DG59 34: MCU/MPU Assembly Language Programming, DG58 34: High Level Engineering Software). 

Progress to year five of the MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering subject to your results at the end of year four.

Additional information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

English language

Students whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold the equivalent of an Academic IELTS test score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element less than 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Annual full-time tuition fees

College-based: This information will be available from the college itself
GCU-based: £1,820*

*Scottish student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

View additional costs


We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

View undergraduate scholarships at GCU.

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree at GCU is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Students will be assessed via a combination of examinations, coursework, presentations, case study analysis, reports and the final dissertation.