Mechanical Engineering Student
Langside Campus
Start Date
24 Aug 2020
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year

As a STEM Assured College we have a renowned reputation for engineering with cutting edge technology and staff to support this. If you’re considering a career in engineering, and in particular Mechanical Engineering, then this course can help you on your way. 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 currently in high demand with many jobs required each year in Scotland alone as a result of Industry 4.0

What will I learn?

Throughout the duration of the course you will undertake SQA HN Units which will lead to the HNC Mechanical Engineering Award (G840 15); a sample of the types of the units that you will undertake are given below:

  • Thermofluids
  • Statics and strength of materials
  • Dynamics
  • Engineering drawing
  • Engineering principles
  • Material selection
  • CAD for engineers
  • Communication: Practical skills
  • Engineering mathematics 1
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Quality management: An introduction
  • Mechanical engineering: Graded Unit 1 examination
  • IT software applications (Full-time only)
  • Engineering mathematics 2 (Full-time only)
  • Engineering mathematics 3 (Full-time only).

Employer and industry links

Glasgow Clyde College work in partnership with the majority of engineering employers and are seen as the engineering college of choice within the Greater Glasgow area. These partnerships provide opportunities for industrial visits, student placements and industry talks as well as providing opportunities for students to progress into employment. Due to these excellent links the College is at the forefront of technological advances with continual investment in its state-of-the-art engineering facilities which provide students with a world class learning experience. 

Jobs and further study

This course will equip you with the skills you will need to seek employment as an engineering technician, and with some additional studies, as an Incorporated Engineer, in a wide range of manufacturing, service and public sector organisations.

This Mechanical Engineering course is suitable on a full time basis if you would like to prepare yourself for a career in engineering or on a part time basis if you already work in engineering and would like to develop your existing skills to a higher level.

  • HND Mechanical Engineering (if you successfully complete this course with a Graded Unit 1 result of B or above), along with 95% attendance and a reference from lecturers
  • you will have the potential to apply for engineering degree programmes at various universities, including Glasgow Caledonian University, The University of the West of Scotland and The Open University.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • minimum of two Highers from English, Mathematics, Physics or another technical or science subject; or
  • a National Certificate in a relevant discipline
  • we will also consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirement equivalency table

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 we will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • you will be invited to attend an interview and entrance exam. Please bring your qualifications and references with you.
  • interviews will take place in May and June. Additional interviews may take place in August.

You will be informed of the outcome by email within 10 working days of the interview. There are four possible outcomes: 

  1. unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed
  2. conditional offer: your place is secured, pending meeting the entry requirements
  3. waiting list: you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted.
  4. unsuccessful: you have not met the entry criteria or did not meet the necessary level at the skills test. You can call the Student Advice Centre to discuss alternative options.

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

If a place is unavailable at your first choice of campus, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within 10 days.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information such as student funding, joining instructions and an induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3826