This course will develop your skills and competence to a higher level across a wide range of modern engineering systems including electrical, mechanical, and mechatronics acting as a route to further study or employment. It's suitable if you are already working in the engineering industry and looking to progress towards professional engineering status.

  • One year full-time
  • Principles of engineering systems
  • Engineering measurement and systems monitoring
  • Engineering Maths 1 and 2
  • Dynamics
  • Graded Unit 1 (Engineering Systems)
  • Communication: practical skills
  • Engineering communication
  • Thermofluids
  • Materials selection

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at Grade C or above, one of which must be Maths with the other coming from Physics or Engineering Science (Grade D will be considered for exceptional candidates)
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Electrical Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance (Technical Knowledge) SCQF Level 6
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6 (incorporating Maths: Tech 1 and 2) accompanied by a good academic reference recommending articulation to a higher level
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

Completion of this and further courses may lead to careers in the following:

  • Technician level engineering posts
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Renewables engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Modern Apprenticeships
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise