Manufacturing Engineering Student With Pressure Gauge
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (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’re considering a career in engineering, and in particular manufacturing, then this HNC Manufacturing Engineering 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

This manufacturing engineering course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to work as an engineer in the design, mechanical and manufacturing sectors.

What will I learn?

  • Computer aided draughting for engineers
  • Engineering drawing
  • Materials selection
  • Manufacturing: Process and equipment selection
  • Quality management: An introduction
  • Economics of manufacture
  • Design for manufacture
  • Communications
  • Engineering principles
  • Engineering mathematics 1
  • Manufacturing engineering: Graded Unit 1
  • Engineering mathematics 2 (Full-time only)
  • Dynamics (Full-time only)
  • Information technology: Applications software 1 
  • Engineering mathematics 3 (Langside Full-time only)

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)

  • minimum of one Highers from English, Mathematics, Physics or another technical or science subject, or 
  • a National Certificate in appropriate discipline
  • for the part time course, we will 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

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 continually at the forefront of technological advances with continual investment in its state-of-the-art engineering facilities, providing students with a world class learning experience.

Jobs and further study

  • if you successfully complete the full-time course with a Graded Unit 1 result of B or above, as well as successfully achieving the HN Units in Engineering Mathematics 1 to 3, you will be able to apply for first year entry into various university engineering degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University or University of the West of Scotland
  • if you successfully complete the part-time course with a Graded Unit 1 result of B or above, you will be able to apply for part-time engineering degree programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland or the Open University
  • you will have potential to move on to jobs at technician or junior engineering level in the energy, maintenance, design, manufacturing and mechanical 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 we will be in contact. Please make sure to include your predicted or current qualifications in your application.  An outline of previous experience and why you want to study engineering will be very helpful in your application.

You will be notified of the outcome by email whether you have been selected to join the course. 

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 usually around about the course start date.
  4. unsuccessful.

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 such as an induction date and student funding.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 6094