Engineering Practice NC

What is special about this course?

This course has been designed to allow candidates to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in engineering processes, for those seeking employment at craft level in the mechanical engineering industry.

Entry requirements

School leavers

  • Applicants may be invited to interview
  • English and Maths or Physics Standard Grade at 4 or above or National 4 pass, and one other Standard Grade at 4 or above in an engineering related subject.

Mature students

  • Applicants may be invited to interview
  • Evidence of skills and knowledge gained in the engineering industry and detailed on your personal statement with the application.


  • Turning
  • Bench Fitting
  • Computer aided design
  • Dimensional control
  • Hydraulics/pneumatics
  • Materials
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Graphical communication

Candidates wishing to progress to the Level 6 National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering may require to do an additional mathematics unit as part of their optional units. 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time


How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • NC Mechanical Engineering at SCQF Level 6
  • Employment at craft level in the engineering manufacture/maintenance industry

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