Introduction to Engineering

What is special about this course?

This course commences in January only.

This introductory level, broad based course offers an insight into various areas of both mechanical and electrical engineering.

You may also be interested in Land Based Engineering.

Entry requirements

  • Your personal statement will reflect your desire to learn this subject but core skills in Communication, Maths and Information Technology at Intermediate 1 or National 3 level will abe preferred.
  • You may be asked to attend an interview.

Topics include:

  • Basic welding skills
  • Electrical wiring and hand tools
  • Electronics
  • Basic motor vehicle mechanics
  • Bench fitting skills
  • information technology
  • numeracy
  • communications

How will I study my course?


    How long will my course last?

    18 Weeks

    Please note this course starts in January only.

    18 weeks full time (January-June)

    How will I be assessed?

    Continuous assessment throughout each unit.

    Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

    Start date


    How much will my course cost?

    For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    • (PEO) SVQ 1 in Engineering Skills
    • Employment as a Modern Apprentice in relevant industry.

    Is there more information available online?

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

    Apply for Introduction to Engineering

    I want to start in 2017/18

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College 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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or 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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