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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Day release)


This course will provide knowledge on how modern engineering systems work.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jul 2025

SCQF Level -  5

Mode –  Part time (Day release)

Days: Tuesday (Flexible)
Times: 9am – 4:15pm
Duration: 1 year (This is a year 1 of a two-year course)

From mechanical engineering, to electrics, electronics and programmable control, the course helps you to understand how all of these individual parts join together to give a complete working system.

  • What the course includes

    The course includes: 

      • Fundamentals of electrical systems
      • Mechanical fundamentals
      • Material science
      • CAD
      • Mathematics
      • Control systems and transducers.

    You will also have classes in the engineering workshop.

Why choose this course

You should choose this course as it can provide a starting point in your engineering career.

This course will introduce you to a variety of different engineering disciplines; including mechanical, electronics and electrical engineering. 

Entry requirements

  • Student must be qualified to at least National 4 (Intermediate 1) in mathematics
  • Mature applicants without the necessary minimum qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

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

  • Where it leads

    Education: The course can take you onto a Level 6 course or potentially right into our HNC in Engineering Systems. Students have previously progressed onto further study at Heriot-Watt and Strathclyde University (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering)

    Employment: Engineering apprenticeship or employment in the manufacturing or service sector. Past students have found employment with companies such as Screwfix and O2.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for interview, please expect to be in college for around three hours.

You should bring along evidence of any qualifications you have declared on your application form.

Individual interviews will be held with a key lecturer for your chosen course and another member of staff. Timeslots will be allocated on the day.

You will be asked to complete a short aptitude at an appropriate level which, along with your qualifications and the result of your interview, will allow us to assess your aptitude and suitability for your chosen course.

During the interview, we would like you to discuss the health and safety aspects associated with welding and to understand your motivation for wanting to undertake this course.

Please note: We may advise you of alternative courses that may be available to you should you not be successful for this course

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.