Engineering Student With Lift Model
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
24 Aug 2020
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (Day Release)

If you are considering a career in  Engineering then this HNC Engineering Systems course can begin to help you 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
  • 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

Employer and industry links

As a STEM Assured College we have a renowned reputation for Engineering, supported by cutting edge technology and highly qualified, experienced staff.  

Additionally, we work in partnership with the majority of Engineering employers and are seen as the Engineering College of choice within the Greater Glasgow area. Due to our excellent links, the College is continually at the forefront of technological advances with investment in our state-of-the-art Engineering facilities which 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.

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 consider your application if you are currently employed in the engineering industry
  • 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 from February onwards. The interview will comprise a short one-to-one interview and a set of aptitude tests. Please bring your qualifications and photographic ID. 
  • You will be required to undertake an entry test in three areas: mechanical comprehension, electrical comprehension and numeracy.

You will be notified of the outcome by email within three weeks 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 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 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 357 6094