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Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 Years (August to June)

Applications are for a waiting list only

Are you fascinated by how things work and interested in becoming an engineer, but are not quite sure what field you want to focus on? This HND Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Systems programme allows you to explore both of these exciting engineering disciplines in one course.

During the course you’ll study core engineering concepts along with electrical and mechanical engineering, providing valuable multi-disciplinary skills which will enable you to become a flexible and creative engineer. On completion of the course you may progress to further study or to employment in a range of engineering roles - unlock your career with an HND in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Systems.

What will I learn?

Areas of study in HND Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Systems will include:

  • Practical hands-on engineering skills
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering systems communication
  • Measurement and system monitoring
  • Investigating design
  • System modelling techniques
  • Fundamentals of control systems and electrical networks.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • One higher from Maths or Physics. Please note that Higher Applications of Maths is not accepted; OR
  • NC Engineering Systems (Level 6), NC Electrical Engineering (Level 6) or NC Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
  • If English is not your first language, then a Level 6 ESOL qualification is required, due to the technical demands of the subject
  • 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

  • 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 have a renowned reputation for engineering, supported by cutting-edge technology and highly qualified and experienced staff.  If you are considering a career in Engineering then our course can begin to help you achieve your goals, whether that be a job or progression to a university course. As a result of Industry 4.0 Engineers are in demand for innovative roles in design, robotics and automation. If you enjoy problem-solving and are solution-focused, then with our help you can become an innovative future-ready engineer.

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. 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 our excellent links, the College is continually at the forefront of technological advances with investment in our engineering facilities which provide students with a world-class learning experience.

Jobs and further study

After completing HND Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Systems you can embark on a rewarding career journey and explore a world of possibilities. Here's a glimpse of some of the exciting possible career paths:

Electrical Engineer: Design, develop, and test electrical systems for a range of industries, from power generation to telecommunications. Your HND provides a solid foundation for this dynamic role.

Mechanical Engineer: Focussing on machinery and mechanical systems, your expertise will be sought after in fields such as manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace.

Automation Specialist: Be at the forefront of Industry 4.0 by specialising in automation. Create intelligent systems for increased efficiency and productivity in various sectors.

Robotics Engineer: Shape the future by delving into robotics. Design and implement robotic systems, revolutionising industries like healthcare, manufacturing, and beyond.

Project Management: Lead and oversee engineering projects. The HND equips you with the skills to manage timelines, budgets, and resources effectively in an apprenticeship role or during further study at university.

Maintenance and Repair Technician: Ensure the smooth operation of electrical and mechanical systems by becoming an expert in maintenance and repair. A number of our apprentices go on to accept roles or apprenticeships at companies across the world and Glasgow Clyde College's good reputation gives employers confidence in your skills as a graduate.

Further Study: You will also have the opportunity to progress to study a degree in BA Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Furthering your studies can open doors to advanced positions and specialised roles with a solid academic foundation. As well as mechanical and/or electrical engineering, students often also study subjects such as electrical power systems, design engineering, instrumentation engineering and many more at various universities.

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. Please note that an aptitude test will also take place at the interview. The aptitude test will cover three areas: mechanical comprehension, electrical comprehension and numeracy. You should also bring copies of your qualifications and any references with you. 
  • 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. This will normally be sent out in June/July 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094