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  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8
  • Course Type:   Full-time


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

Current West Lothian students will be required to successfully complete their course. 

If we invite you for interview, plan to be in college for an hour. Bring evidence of any qualifications stated on your application form. 

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 
  • An overview of the course and time for you to ask any further questions. 

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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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.