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NC Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Systems (Level 6)

Anniesland Campus
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications are now for a waiting list.

Are you fascinated by how things work and interested in becoming an Engineer, but not quite sure what field you want to focus on? NC Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Systems allows you to explore both of these exciting engineering disciplines in one course.

The synergy created from exploring both mechanical and electrical engineering equips you with multidimensional problem-solving skills that are highly valued both in employment and for further study.

This multidisciplinary programme provides fundamental knowledge of core engineering concepts while studying the core subjects of electrical and mechanical engineering. Almost all employers now look to recruit staff who have a good understanding of both disciplines.

What will I learn?

You will undertake a range of units including: 

  • Communication core skill unit
  • Mathematics: Technician 1
  • Engineering: Applying information technology
  • Engineering materials
  • Graphical engineering communication
  • Electrical principles
  • Single and three-phase principles
  • Engineering systems 
  • Engineering 
  • Computer-aided draughting for engineers
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Engineering Dynamics: An introduction 
  • Engineering Project

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three National 5s, or equivalent, including Maths and a science or a technical subject  
  • If English is not your first language, then a level 6 ESOL qualification is required, due to the technical demands of the subject 
  • Applicants for the Day Release course should be employed in a relevant industrial role 

If you don't have formal qualifications but you do have relevant life and/or work experience, you are also welcome to apply  

Employer and industry links

We have a renowned reputation for engineering and are the training partner of choice for many industry-leading companies. We have hands-on practical activities using industry-relevant technology and highly trained and motivated staff to support your studies.

We work with a range of public and private sector employers, alongside various awarding bodies, to ensure that the course content is relevant to the sector’s needs.

Jobs and further study

An Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Systems qualification keeps your options wide open. Upon completion, you will be prepared to:

Pursue further studies in a range of engineering disciplines including, electrical, mechanical, mechatronic, design, manufacturing and general engineering. Here are some of the further study options you could take at Glasgow Clyde College. 

Take a look at the course progression map for engineering courses.

Secure rewarding careers in industries such as energy, automation, robotics and beyond. 

Become accepted on an apprenticeship. This is currently the qualification of choice for companies such as such as Scottish Water, Lockheed Martin, NHS, Diageo and many more! 

Making an application

For courses starting in August, 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.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder).

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be:

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional)
  • Invited to book an interview session
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following:

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place.
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
  4. Reserve list – following your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date. 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094