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Engineering Systems HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Faculty of Building, Engineering and Energy

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Mode of Study


Start Date

27th Aug 2018, 1 year

27th Aug 2018, 1 year


Riverside Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


Are you interested in gaining an excellent all round knowledge of how engineering systems function and contribute to the modern day industrial applications? Then this course could be for you.

This is a highly practical course designed to prepare you for ‘Real life’ scenarios encountered within current working environments. The diversity of the subjects studied within the framework gives you the opportunity to explore various disciplines including Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering and Renewable Energies. 

You'll be taught by staff with significant engineering experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

On successful completion of this course, you can pursue a career in engineering at Engineer or Technician level. 

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above including Mathematics and preferably Physics or Technological Studies; OR
  • NC/NQ at SCQF level 6 in Engineering, Electronics or Electrical Engineering; OR
  • NC/NQ at SCQF level 5 in Engineering Systems (including Mathematics: Technician 1 unit number F3HX12); OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

What you study

On this course you'll study:

  • Communications: Practical Skills.
  • Engineering Mathematics 1.
  • Principles of Engineering Systems.
  • Engineering Communication.
  • Engineering Measurement and Systems Monitoring.
  • Engineering Systems: Graded Unit 1.
  • Computer Aided Draughting for Engineers.
  • Engineering Principles.
  • Material selection.
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics.
  • Quality Management: An Introduction.
  • Dynamics.
  • Thermofluids.
  • Renewable Energy Systems.
  • Guidance.

After the course



You have the opportunity to further your career in the Manufacturing, Mechanical and Maintenance service sectors.

Continuing Study

Consider studying to HND level in Engineering Systems with the potential to progress to University degree level.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    27th Aug 2018, 1 year
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome