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Engineering Systems/ Automated Engineering Systems NC

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 1 year


Riverside Campus


Looking to become a technician or technical engineer?

This course will develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of the automated manufacturing industry, as well as helping with the specific skills you'll need to succeed. You'll be taught by staff with significant engineering experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students. Throughout the year, you'll be continually assessed and you'll have the ability to discuss your evaluation of modules. You will be asked to carry out practical workshop work where you will be asked to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

This Automated Systems Engineering course will equip you with an understanding of the knowledge surrounding automated engineering technologies. You'll gain an understanding of how electrical. electronic and mechanical circuits work, the variety of components and systems that you may encounter in Manufacturing Industry, together with the tools and skills required to work in the sector. This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 5. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Four National 4 qualifications including Mathematics; 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.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

These are some of the units you will study:

  • Engineering Systems.
  • Electrical Wiring Skills.
  • Practical Electronics.
  • CAD for Engineers.
  • Electrical Principles.
  • Mathematics.
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics.
  • Applications of PLC's.
  • Engineering: using Information Technology.

After the course


The course is aimed at providing opportunities for successful candidates to progress into Engineering Apprenticeships in Automated Manufacturing or other Engineering Sectors.

Continuing Study

Satisfactory completion of this course allows possible progression to study NC Level 6 Electrical Engineering at City of Glasgow College.


How the course is taught

You will be taught by a mixture of practical and theory classes. The course will be taught in two 18 week blocks with class sessions of two hours duration. You will also be required to undertake self-study outwith timetabled class contact and arrange lab entry for additional practical activities out with timetabled class contact within course study groups.

Assessment methods

You will be continuously assessed by a mixture of written assessment, project work, oral presentation and practical assessment. Each unit will have on average 4 learning outcomes (sometimes more, sometimes less) which will be assessed every few weeks within the 18 week block. All learning outcomes must be passed in order to gain the credit value (normally 1.0) associated with that unit.

Additional Information


You will be responsible for supplying your own copy of recommended course books. You will also be responsible for supply your own writing and drawing materials along with a scientific calculator

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 1 year
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus