Engineering Systems student in workshop
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (August to June)

Applications are now closed.

As a STEM Assured College, we have a renowned reputation for engineering with cutting edge technology and staff to support this. If you are considering a career in engineering, and in particular a multi-disciplined electrical and mechanical route, then this course is for you. If you enjoy problem solving and are solution focused, wanting to know how things work, then you can become a great engineer. Engineering jobs are in high demand with many jobs required each year in Scotland alone as a result of Industry 4.0.

This NC Engineering Systems course covers the fundamental principles of electrical and mechanical engineering and will equip you with the knowledge and understanding required for further study or work as an apprentice.

What will I learn?

You will undertake a range of units including:

Core units

  • Communication core skill unit
  • Mathematics: Technician 1
  • Engineering: Applying information technology

Mandatory units

  • Engineering materials
  • Graphical engineering communication
  • Electrical principles
  • Single and three-phase principles
  • Engineering systems 

Optional units

  • Engineering 
  • Computer Aided Draughting for Engineers
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Engineering Dynamics: An introduction

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • A minimum four National 5s or equivalent, to include Maths, English and a science or a technical subject or-
  • Completion of a recognised Foundation Apprenticeship in a relevant subject area

Entry requirements equivalency table

We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications.

Employer and industry links

The College works 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

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

You will have the potential to move on to apprenticeships in the energy, design, mechanical, maintenance, and process engineering sectors.

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 and will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • You will be invited to attend the College from March onwards for an interview session based on your qualifications and/or experience. The interview session will be split in to two parts; the first part involves the completion of a set of aptitude tests with the second part involving a short one to one interview.
  • Youwill be required to undertake an entry test in three areas: Mechanical comprehension, Electrical comprehension and Numeracy. Testing will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a short interview where qualifications will be checked and suitability for course will be reviewed. A decision on whether you are successful or not will be based on their test results and interview.
  • Testing and interview process should take no more than 90 minutes.
  • All applicants who attend for testing and interview will be informed of the department's decision 2 to 3 weeks after their interview date. This notification will be by email.
  • There are only four options – an Unconditional offer; a Conditional offer; unsuccessful application or you will be notified that you have been added to a short waiting list.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information during July e.g. Student Funding, Joining Instructions, Kit List, Induction Date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094