HNC Engineering Systems

This course is designed to enable engineers to develop their skills and competence to a higher level across a wide range of modern engineering systems including electrical, mechanical and mechatronic systems.

The course is suitable for those already working in the Engineering industry who are looking to progress towards professional Engineering status offering automatic progression onto the HND Engineering Systems award as well as leading to various university part time degree programmes.

Applications are invited from candidates who are undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship or as part of their Professional Development. 

Course content

Throughout the duration of the course you will undertake SQA HN units which will lead to the HNC Engineering Systems Award (G85G 15). A sample of the types of the units that you will undertake are given below:

• Application of Programmable Logic Controllers 

• Communication: Practical Skills 

• Electrical Machine Principles 

• Engineering Communication 

• Engineering Measurement & Systems Monitoring 

• Engineering Mathematics 1

• Mechatronic System Elements 

• Principles of Engineering Systems 

• DC and AC Principles

•Three Phase Systems 

• Engineering Systems: Graded Unit 1 Examination

Entry requirements (minimum)

Minimum of two Highers from English, Mathematics, Physics or another technical or science subject

• A National Certificate in appropriate discipline

• Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience

Selection process information

Progression routes

Those who successfully complete HNC Engineering Systems with a Graded Unit 1 result of B or above will be able to progress to the HND Engineering Systems programme at Anniesland Campus.

There may also be opportunities to apply for part-time Engineering Degree Programmes at various Universities including: 

Glasgow Caledonian University

University of the West of Scotland

The Open University

SCQF level


Start date

28 August 2017


2 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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