Engineering Systems NC SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

There are many exciting opportunities in Engineering Technology industries, both locally in the Highlands and Islands as well as nationally and internationally. Engineering employers are looking for employees who have, as well as the important employability skills, a wide knowledge and understanding of engineering as well as the ability to become specialists. 

This programme, Engineering Systems NC, is offered in specific response to industry’s request. It will help you develop your skills gained to date, whether in school, college or elsewhere, in Electrical, Mechanical and Systems (i.e. how it is all connected together to manufacture a product) Engineering. This is relevant to most engineering industries, including: Renewables, Oil and Gas, All Manufacturing.


Entry requirements

Four National 5s, two at A or B (one of which must be Maths) and two at A - D
satisfactory attainment of a relevant SCQF Level 5 course in a related subject (which included maths content at SCQF Level 5)

Units include:

  • Mathematics: Technician 1        
  • Engineering: Applying Information Technology        
  • Engineering Project        
  • Communication        
  • Engineering Systems        
  • Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) for Engineers        
  • Electrical Principles        
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics        
  • Thermofluids        
  • Graphical Engineering Communication        
  • Engineering Dynamics: An Introduction        
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles        
  • Process Measurement and Control: An Introduction
  • Awareness of Environment Technologies

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

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    You may be eligible to apply for an Educational Maintenance Allowance or Bursary.

    Additional costs

    The estimated cost of PPE is approximately £65 per student. If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    • HNC Engineering Systems 
    • Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering 

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