NC Engineering Systems

The course is designed to allow you to develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of Engineering Systems. The course has been designed to offer a balance of practical and theory suitable for those who may wish to progress to either employment or further their education. 

Applications are invited from those 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 NC units which will lead to the NC Engineering Systems Award at SCQF Level 6 (G9CC 46); the units that you will undertake are given below:

Core Units 

Communication Core Skill Unit 

Mathematics: Technician 1
Engineering: Applying Information Technology 

Mandatory Units 

Engineering Materials
Graphical Engineering Communications
Electrical Principles

Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Systems

Optional Units

Engineering Design
CAD for Engineers
Pneumatics and Hydraulics
Programmable Logic Controllers

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Four National 5s or equivalent standard grades or Intermediate 2, including maths and a science or a technical subject
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience
Selection process information

Progression routes

Successful students may gain entry to the following courses at Glasgow Clyde College:

HND Engineering Systems
HND Mechanical Engineering
HND Electrical Engineering
HNC Manufacturing Engineering 

Previous students have progressed onto Apprenticeships in the Energy, Design, Mechanical, Maintenance, and Process Engineering sectors.

SCQF level


Start date

27 August 2018


1 Year(s), August to June

SCQF level


Start date

27 August 2018


1 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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