Engineering Systems (Next Gen) HNC (Senior Phase)


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The HNC Engineering Systems will give you the required technical training to be a technician in design, research, development and service support activities in engineering, manufacturing and consultancy.


Level SCQF 7


Location Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

Mandatory units include:

  • Communication: practical skills
  • Engineering communication
  • Engineering measurement and system monitoring
  • Engineering systems: graded unit 1
  • Mathematics for engineering 1: mechanical and manufacturing
  • Principles of engineering systems

What next... 

This course prepares you for a variety of jobs in engineering, including:

  • engineering design
  • manufacturing
  • offshore engineering
  • the developing renewables sector

You can progress to year two of the HND Engineering Systems. You may also be eligible to progress to the second year of:

  • BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering.

Entry requirements...

  • 1 Scottish Higher at C or above in Physics, Technological Studies, Mathematics, Computer Science or another related scientific/technology topic PLUS
  • 1 Scottish Higher pass in English, Modern Studies or another topic that includes communication.