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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Day release)


This course is for those wanting an engineering technician-level qualification or advanced entry into a university degree programme. It covers all aspects of mechanical engineering as well as quality management and business awareness.

  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Plant systems
    • Heat transfer
    • Advanced strength of materials Fluid systems
    • Material science
    • Mechanical principles
    • Statics, mathematics and dynamics

Why choose this course

As well as traditional types of experiments and test equipment, you will use some of the latest mechanical engineering design software around on this up-to-date and progressive course. Industrial visits, university visits and contact with people working in the field are all part of the experience.

Entry requirements

  • HNC in mechanical engineering

We also encourage candidates with relevant experience to apply.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Education: progression to third year of the BEng mechanical engineering at Napier University is achievable with suitable passes in the graded units. Students have previously progressed onto further study at Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde University (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering)

    Employment: engineering at technician level. 

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for interview, plan to be in college for around two to three hours. Bring evidence of any qualifications stated on your application form.

HNC applicants only: we will ask you to complete an aptitude test with questions testing some standard mathematics and English skills.

For all applicants, the interview will involve:

  • Interview with two members of the engineering team (10 minutes). We will ask you about your interests and why you want to study engineering
  • You giving a three-minute minute presentation to the staff on the ‘Importance of communication in engineering’. This should include your understanding of the relevance of good engineering communication, what it is and why it is essential for a career in this area. You may want to begin by exploring the communication skills which you think an engineer should have. You can use Microsoft PowerPoint and bring the presentation on a memory stick on the day
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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.