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Mechanical Engineering NC

(SCQF level 6)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Nautical and STEM

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 1 year


Riverside Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This course allows students to develop technical engineering skills in regards to mechanical engineering. You must have a sound knowledge of Maths.

    The course is structured to include a significant practical ‘hands-on’ element as well associated theory units. You'll have the use of the colleges extensive engineering equipment which includes a fully functional mechanical workshop and specialist labs. You'll be taught by highly qualified lecturers who have a wealth of experience within the engineering industry.

    After successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an NC Mechanical Engineering. 

    This Course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6. For more information on the framework visit:

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • Two National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including Mathematics and a Science or Technical subject; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

    Additional selection requirements

    You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.


    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

    • Technician Level Maths.
    • Dynamics.
    • Statics.
    • Thermofluids.
    • Computer Aided Design Draughting.
    • Pneumatics and Hydraulics.
    • Strength of Materials.
    • Communications.
    • Engineering Information Technology.

    After the course


    Successful students will be eligible to apply for apprenticeships, or continue onto a Higher National Qualification.​



    How the course is taught

    Courses taught on a full time basis with a day release option for apprentices.

    Assessment methods

    Both formative and summative assessment will be used in this course delivery.

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      30th Aug 2021, 1 year
    • Location:
      Riverside Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome