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Engineering Student With Lift Model
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (Day Release)

If you are considering a career in engineering then this HNC Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Systems course can help you to begin to achieve your goals, whether that be career progression (if you're already working in the engineering industry), advancement to our HND Engineering Systems course or eventually obtaining a degree.

As a result of Industry 4.0 engineers are in demand for innovative roles in design, robotics and automation. If you enjoy the human skills of problem-solving and are solution-focused, then with our help you can become an innovative future-ready engineer.

What will I learn?

  • Application of programmable logic controllers
  • Pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Communication: Practical skills
  • Electrical machine principles
  • Engineering communication
  • Engineering measurement and systems monitoring
  • Engineering mathematics 1
  • Mechatronic system elements
  • Principles of engineering systems
  • DC and AC principles
  • Three phase systems
  • Engineering systems: Graded unit 1 examination

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Minimum of one Higher from Mathematics or Physics. Please note that Higher Applications of Maths is not accepted; OR
  • NC Engineering Systems (Level 6) or NC Electrical Engineering (Level 6) or NC Mechanical Engineering (Level 6)
  • 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
  • We will consider your application if you are currently employed in the engineering industry

Entry requirement equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

We boast a stellar reputation in the field of engineering, underpinned by state-of-the-art technology and a team of highly qualified and seasoned professionals. If you are contemplating a career in engineering, our HNC Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Systems program is designed to kickstart your journey toward achieving your ambitions, be it landing a job or advancing to a university course.  
Thanks to this reputation, the college has established strong collaborations with a majority of engineering employers, positioning ourselves as the preferred engineering college in the Greater Glasgow area. These partnerships open doors to industrial visits, student placements, and industry talks, offering students valuable opportunities to transition into the workforce.  

Thanks to our exceptional connections, the College remains at the forefront of technological advancements, continually investing in top-notch engineering facilities to provide students with a world-class learning experience.. 

Jobs and further study

  • if you successfully complete this course with a Graded Unit 1 result of 'B' or above you will be able to progress to HND Engineering Systems
  • you will have the potential to apply for part-time engineering degree programmes at various universities including Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland and the Open University.

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 listfollowing 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